2013 $10 Ducks of Canada: Wood Duck - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932044838

Year: 2013

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This beautiful pure silver $10 coloured coin is the second in a new series featuring Canadian ducks, and has been introduced to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited Canada.  The coin is double struck with a proof finish, the highest quality produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The mintage is limited to just 10,000 coins.


Coin Design:

This colour coin features a Wood Duck breeding pair swimming in a pond at the onset of fall migration. The male's unique colour pattern is captured, his image is reflected in the water. Beside him swims his female partner with her predominantly brown and white body, indigo and aubergine wing feathers and distinctive white eye markings. In the background is a dense group of green lily pads dotted with soft yellow water lilies. The reverse is engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2013" and the face value of "10 DOLLARS." As a pure silver coin, this item is GST / HST exempt. This coin is limited to a mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide


The Wood Duck:

The wood duck's Latin name, Aix sponsa, means "bird in wedding raiment." This stunning and colourful duck is well suited to its flattering Latin nomenclature: in fact, some bird experts consider it the most beautiful waterfowl in North America. Found throughout southern Canada in the warm summer months, this unique midsized bird is one of only a few North American duck species to nest in tree cavities.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Year: 2013

Diameter: 34mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 15.87grams
Bullion Weight: 0.5 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Wood Duck breeding pair swimming in a pond
Finish: Proof
Series: Ducks of Canada
Quantity Produced: 10000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: North America's beautiful waterfowl, the Wood Duck

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