The Orca Whale is one of the most beautiful and powerful sea creatures alive in the world today. These creatures have garnered attention in recent years for their mistreatment in aquarium and other sea-life exhibitions around the world, but the Royal Canadian Mint calls attention to these stunning beasts in its latest $100 for $100 series of silver coins. The 2016 1 oz. Silver Canadian Orca Whale Coin is now available for purchase on Silver.com.
- Mintage capped by the Royal Canadian Mint at 50,000 coins!
- Eighth release in the $100 for $100 Series.
- Ships to you in a custom case with full-color imagery from the coin’s artwork.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $100 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Reverse includes the image of two Orca whales.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Struck in a matte proof finish.
Orca Whales are apex predators found in all five oceans around the world. These creatures are highly social in nature and always live in family groups known as pods. Rather than male dominated, familial pods are instead matrilineal creatures.
In this unique wildlife-themed coin from the Royal Canadian Mint, one of the nation’s aquatic inhabitants is featured in brilliant imagery. The scene depicted on these coins is set off the beautiful and rugged coastline of British Columbia on Canada’s west coast.
On the reverse of the coin you’ll find Tennant’s design, which features two members of the pod as they swim through the water. One of the Orcas is shown leaping from the water as the other swims along the surface. The rocky coastline of British Columbia is visible in the background.
The obverse of the coin features the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created by Susanna Blunt in 2003, it features on all Canadian coinage regardless of its status as commemorative or circulation.
Royal Canadian Mint coins are among the finest in the world, and the mint has a reputation for striking coins with a minimal fineness of .9999 for both gold and silver products.
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