1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Big Fish Series: Atlantic Salmon – Mintage: 5,500 (2016)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Big Fish Series: Atlantic Salmon – Mintage: 5,500 (2016)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,500
Canada and US only
83% SOLD!

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Prized by anglers, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) possesses a strength and beauty that has easily earned it the title of “king of fish!” This master of adaptation has a complex life cycle that takes it from the majestic rivers of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces to the North Atlantic Ocean, and back again. Born in freshwater, it can spend up to three years in these waters before riding the current out to sea, where its scales take on a silver sheen as it adapts to salt water. Once it has fully matured, the Atlantic salmon embarks on an incredible upstream journey back to its natal stream, transforming its appearance once more as it re-adapts to freshwater conditions. However, this instinctive journey leaves the Atlantic salmon vulnerable to pollution and changes; given the decline in Atlantic salmon populations, conservation efforts are working to restore this valued resident of our mighty eastern rivers while raising awareness and understanding of human impact.

Ideal for someone who loves fishing! Order your single coin or order the three-coin subscription today!

Special features:
  • A FIRST! Your coin is the first where the Royal Canadian Mint has featured a fish in colour on a coin!
  • LARGER THAN YOUR AVERAGE 1 OZ. SILVER COIN! Fittingly, the coin's 40 mm size offers a bigger canvas for this beautifully coloured depiction of the Atlantic salmon, which is the largest of our native salmonid species!
  • Your fine silver coin (99.99% pure) celebrates the Atlantic salmon, the “king of fish,” whose strength, resilience and adaptability allow it to complete a remarkable upstream migration.
  • Selective colour and finishing technology beautifully enhance this engraved portrait of the Atlantic salmon as it leaps out of the water, adding a natural look and feel to the majestic river scene.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

The reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater features the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during its upstream journey to spawning grounds in one of the many rivers flowing through the boreal forests of Eastern Canada. In the skilfully engraved background, several migrating salmon can be seen leaping out of the fast-moving waters to ascend the rocky waterfall. Selective colour superbly highlights the salmon in the foreground, whose tail is curled up as it angles forward with great energy. Re-adapting to freshwater conditions, the mature salmon's glistening appearance has altered from the silver of its saltwater existence to a bronze-green hue with black and reddish spots. The entirety of the design conveys a high sense of energy in this pristine outdoor setting, as water splashes out from these “jumping” fish onto the band that frames the reverse, where the word “CANADA”, the year “2016”, and the face value “20 DOLLARS” are also engraved.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!


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im an avid outdoors person love to fish and hunt collect everything freshwater fish and animals


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Beautiful coin. I would definitely buy again!


Saving coin for my grandson.


Atlanta, Georgia USA


1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Big Fish Series: Atlantic Salmon – Mintage: 5500 (2016)

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  • No.149606
  • Mintage5,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.83
  • Diameter (mm) 40
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistCurtis Atwater (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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