Half Kilogram Fine Silver Coin – Conservation Series: The Narwhal – Mintage: 500 (2015)

Half Kilogram Fine Silver Coin – Conservation Series: The Narwhal – Mintage: 500 (2015)

$1,099.95 CAD
Mintage: 500
Canada and US only

Third coin in this gorgeous large format series. Order today!

The icy waters of the Arctic are home to a mysterious and fascinating creature. It's the narwhal, a shy whale that is also known as the “unicorn of the sea” because of its long, spiralling tusk. Researchers are still unravelling the mystery of this unique feature, as well as the narwhal's biology. But one thing is certain: Canada is home to the largest narwhal population in the world—a fact that underscores the need to conserve this rare species as it faces unprecedented change in its environment.

A lovely and special gift for anyone who loves Canadian wildlife and natural imagery. Order today!

Special features:
  • ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A 3-COIN SUBSCRIPTION: Order the subscription and receive a handcrafted, three-coin wooden collector box to display your beautiful coins! You will receive the coins in this series in the following order:
    • Whooping Crane
    • Grey Fox
    • Narwhal
  • Final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's three-coin series that highlights ongoing efforts to preserve and protect Canada's diverse wildlife.
  • The combination of highly detailed engraving and an array of carefully applied finishes results in an exquisite portrait of two narwhals in their native habitat.
  • Canada's Arctic waters are the seasonal home for a large percentage of the world's narwhal population.
  • Scientists and researchers are still trying to unravel the many secrets of this remarkably shy and elusive species, which is vulnerable to the changes occurring in the Arctic.
  • A stunning addition to any wildlife-, nature- or Canadiana-themed collection.
  • A lovely, valuable gift or collectible for anyone who loves Canadian wildlife or natural imagery evoking the beauty of land and sea.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited mintage worldwide.

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater, your coin features two meticulously engraved narwhals moving through the waters in Canada's Arctic region. A variety of finishing techniques enhance this life-like depiction, bringing added depth and a breathtaking life-like quality to the icy setting. In the foreground, an adult narwhal remains partially submerged as it lifts its head above water through an opening between the ice floes; its spiralled tusk naturally draws the viewer's eye upwards to the tapered point, which is extended towards the sky. Beneath the water's surface, the mottled narwhal uses its convex tail fins to propel its movements, curving its sleek body to provide lift as it surfaces. Swimming alongside the adult is a juvenile narwhal; armed with its own small tusk, this young narwhal remains submerged as a trail of air bubbles are released from the blowhole atop its domed head. Its presence is both touching and meaningful, symbolizing hope for the continued survival of this mysterious and captivating species in a changing Arctic landscape. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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

Order your coin today!


Best Coin Ever


I collect one or two rare coins a year, either new or classic. This coin displays magnificently, and it has served as a conversation starter between my daughter and me over and over...

Stucci the Collector

Ohio, USA


Best coin I own


I bought this because my daughter is obsessed with narwhals. Though I have a big collection, this is the coin that I look at the most. The contrast between the details on the coin is stunning.

Father of two

Findlay, Ohio


My Favorite Coin - wonderful details


This is one of the best coins I have ever purchased. The details on the whale skin, make it almost lifelike. Delightfully surprised.


Louisiana, usa


Half Kilogram Fine Silver Coin – Conservation Series: The Narwhal – Mintage: 500 (2015)

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Is there a face value for this coin, or is it just the value of the silver (plus the sentimental value) in it?


The face value is $125.



  • No.148072
  • Mintage500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 500
  • Diameter (mm) 85
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value125 dollars
  • ArtistCurtis Atwater (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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