This complete set of ten half ounce fine silver $10 coins issued by The Royal Canadian Mint focuses on images that makes Canada unique. Canada's national identity is much like its majestic landscape: diverse, storied, and sometimes elusive. In the ever-changing tectonics of Canadian culture, identifiers tend to reflect the nation's natural assets and social and political institutions. Born of this complex background, Canadian icons are distinct because they carry meaning for all Canadians, regardless of where we live or how we came to be here. These are the images that plumb the depths of Canadian pride and kindle Canadians' love for their home.
Each coin is struck in a half ounce of pure silver with a diameter of 34 mm. Total mintage for each coin is limited to 40,000. This is the complete set in a premium Canadian made wood display case. GST/HST exempt.
Igloo: The reverse design by Canadian artist Yves Bérubé features that iconic Arctic structure: the igloo. The image presents an Inuit man lifting a freshly cut ice block in front of his igloo.
Bear: The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates presents a full-body profile portrait of a grizzly bear. The massive grizzly is presented from its left side, its enormously powerful musculature and shaggy silver-tipped fur showcased to stunning effect.
Skiing: The dynamic reverse design by Canadian artist Kendra Dixon presents a downhill skier hurtling down a steep mountainside packed with perfect powder. In the lower left foreground, we see the well-appointed skier, poles extended in both directions, carefully carving a billowing path in the untouched snow.
Moose: The reverse design by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo presents a full-body profile portrait of a moose in its natural habitat. Despite being its seeming ungainliness, here we see the moose moving with grace through its environment.
Maple fun: The wistful reverse design by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo presents a wide-angled view of a precious childhood moment captured under the shade of a grand old sugar maple.
Goose: The reverse design by Canadian artist Jean Charles Daumas presents an image of a Canada goose in its natural habitat, its wings outstretched in a stance expressing dominance or warning.
Cowboy: The arresting reverse design by Canadian artist Bernie Brown presents a Canadian cowboy on horseback surveying the land west of Okotoks, Alberta—in the Rocky Mountain foothills south of Calgary.
Bison: The reverse design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant presents a portrait of three adult bison and a bison calf in their natural habitat.
Northern lights: The reverse design by Canadian artist Julius T. Csotonyi features an iconic northern image of a wolf howling against a night sky bathed in Aurora Borealis—the Northern Lights.
Holiday: The evocative reverse design by Canadian artist Doug Geldart presents a winter scene that captures the essence of cozy holiday scenery in Canada.