2014 $10 Harlequin Duck - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932058156

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Canada
Year: 2014

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Description

This 2014 beautiful pure silver $10 selectively coloured coin features a dual image of a male and female Harequin duck.  Named for the male's bright colouring which resembles the clothing of the zany Harlequin character of traditional Italian commedia dell'arte, this pretty little duck is a strong swimmer with a distinctive mouse-like squeal. It winters on the rocky, isolated shores of Canada's east and west coasts, moving inland to fast-moving fresh-water streams for breeding season from May to September. Mintage is limited to just 10,000 coins.  HST/GST exempt.

 

The Design:

The design features a pair of Harlequin ducks standing on rocks in a fast-moving stream. Engraved and selectively coloured, the image centres on a profile portrait of the brightly coloured male, its characteristic blue and russet plumage marked with bright white lines and spots outlined in black. The white dot behind its eye and white colouring above its dark bill are shared by the female, who stands behind him on the left side of the image. Her light brown-grey body faces the viewer and her face is presented in profile, to highlight her facial markings. Both stand with their strong webbed feet spread sturdily atop small rocks covered with moss that jut from the freshwater rapids of their summer breeding habitat. The rapids rise behind the ducks, far into the background, lending the scene a dynamic feel. 


Harlequin Ducks:

Harlequin ducks are sometimes referred to as the “fancy lord and lady” of Canada's east and west coasts. Named for the male's bright colouring, which resembles the clothing of the zany Harlequin character of traditional Italian commedia dell'arte, this pretty little duck is a strong swimmer with a distinctive mouse-like squeal. It winters on the rocky, isolated shores of Canada's east and west coasts, moving inland to fast-moving fresh-water streams for breeding season from May to September.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Year: 2014

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 34mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 15.87 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.51 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Pair of Harlequin Ducks stand on rocks
Finish: Proof
Series: Ducks of Canada
Quantity Produced: 10000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Harlequin Ducks


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