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Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Whale Watching: Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities - Mintage: 4,000 (2019)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Whale Watching: Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities - Mintage: 4,000 (2019)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
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Encounter a gentle giant of the deep! Order today!

There are few things more exciting than spotting a whale in the wild. With our three lengthy coastlines, Canada has an abundance of incredible whale-watching opportunities to be had in the east, west, and north! Our tenth Fun & Festivities coin comes at the tail end of the peak season for whale watching in Canada. Whether it's a short trip or a daylong adventure, or even the view from the shore, whale watching is one activity that will leave you in awe of the wonderful life in our oceans.

Meet a giant of the deep with this beautiful coin! Order today!

Special Features:
  • $128.95 IN VALUE! $44 in shipping—and your last coin, valued at $49.95—is free when you subscribe to the Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities series. Plus, receive a free collector case with your 6th coin ($35 value)! Coins in your subscription include:
    • Niagara Falls Winter Lights ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Dogsledding ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Maple Syrup Tasting ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Cherry Blossom ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Tulips ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Coastal Drive ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Rodeo ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Folk Music ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Wine Tasting ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Whale Watching ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Aurora Borealis ($49.95 per subscription coin)
    • Christmas Tree (FREE!)
  • FEATURES A MIX OF ENGRAVING AND COLOUR! The central image on your coin stands out thanks to the use of vibrant colours.
  • STYLIZED ICONS FRAME THE REVERSE! A stylized icon represents each month's theme on your coins. Together, these engraved symbols form a frame that is the common design feature on all 12 coins in this series.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! NO GST/HST!

Design:

The reverse design by Steve Hepburn re-creates the thrilling experience of witnessing a whale breaching in Canada's coastal waters. In the foreground, a humpback whale suddenly lifts itself above the surface of the water, much to the delight of observers onboard a whale watch boat in the background. The image is framed by stylized icons that represent popular outdoor activities and sights in Canada: (clockwise from top) Niagara Falls; a Christmas tree; a rodeo; wine tasting; dogsledding; folk music; cherry blossoms; maple syrup tasting; whale watching; tulips; coastal drives; and the aurora borealis. The obverse features the year "2019" and face value "3 DOLLARS", and the framed effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • The best time for whale watching in Canada? It depends on the species. On the Pacific coast, you'll have a higher chance of seeing orcas, grey whales and more between April and October. From May to October, you might spot species like the right, finback, minke and humpback whale in our Atlantic waters, or blue whales and belugas in the St. Lawrence. In the summer, you could also head north to the polar bear capital, Churchill, Manitoba, to see belugas.
  • If a whale lifts its tail out of the water and slaps it hard on the surface, that behaviour is known as lobtailing. A vertical half rise of the head out of the water is known as spyhopping. And breaching is when the whale launches itself out of the water—as it does on this coin!
  • If you see a whale, give it space—it's the law. With a few exceptions, boats, kayakers and other mariners in Canadian waters must stay at least 100 metres away from most whales, porpoises and dolphins. That number jumps to 200 metres for orcas in the west, and 400 metres for endangered or threatened species in the St. Lawrence estuary. These measures help protect our marine mammals and minimize disturbances that could cause harm to these captivating creatures.

Packaging:

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

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Specifications

  • No.172518
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishreverse proof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value3 dollars
  • ArtistSteve Hepburn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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