One of the most dangerous predators in the ocean is one that many residents of North America are vastly familiar with thanks to aquatic parks in the United States. The orca, also known as the killer whale, is the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family and has no natural predators in the wild. Today, the 2017 $20 Proof Silver Canadian Master of the Sea: The Orca Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a wooden box with graphic beauty case.
- Mintage limited to 6,000 coins only!
- Unique scallop shape!
- Consists of 26.51 Grams, or .8523 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $20 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts the Orca Whale swimming in a family group.
Killer whales are what is known as an apex predator, meaning there is no animal in their natural environment that prays upon them. Known as a cosmopolitan species, they can be found in all of the world’s oceans in a variety of different marine environments ranging from the Arctic and Antarctic waters to the tropical seas.
Each of these 2016 $20 Proof Silver Canadian Master of the Sea The Orca coins is struck on a planchet with a scallop shape, and features precision engraving that captures the exact likeness of each orca in the design with incredible detail. Your coin ships to you inside of a wooden display box with graphic beauty box.
On the obverse of all Canadian coinage you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s effigy appears on all Canadian coins and has since she ascended to the throne of England in 1952, with this particular design coming from Canadian artist Susanna Blunt in 2003.
The reverse of the 2016 $20 Proof Silver Canadian Master of the Sea The Orca Coin features the image of a family pod of orca whales. The mammals in the depiction are featured swimming together in the waters off Canada’s Pacific Coast, with some gliding beneath the waves while others crest the surface in flight before crashing back below the water line.
All Royal Canadian Mint silver coins are produced at one of its two facilities. Opened in the federal capital of Ottawa in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint expanded its operations in the face of overwhelming coining demands by the 1980s. A second facility now exists in the city of Winnipeg.
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