This 2019 $3 fine silver coin features a spectacular sighting of a breaching whale. There are few things more exciting than spotting a whale in the wild. With our three lengthy coastlines, Canada has an abundance of incredible whale-watching opportunities to be had in the east, west and north. This coin captures a glimpse of the excitement and sense of awe that comes from watching these majestic giants. Mintage is limited to only 4,000. GST/HST exempt.
The reverse design by Steve Hepburn re-creates the thrilling experience of witnessing a whale breaching in Canada’s coastal waters. In the foreground, a humpback whale suddenly lifts itself above the surface of the water, much to the delight of observers onboard a whale watch boat in the background. The image is framed by stylized icons that represent popular outdoor activities and sights in Canada: (clockwise from top) Niagara Falls; a Christmas tree; a rodeo; wine tasting; dogsledding; folk music; cherry blossoms; maple syrup tasting; whale watching; tulips; coastal drives; and the aurora borealis. The obverse features the year “2019” and face value “3 DOLLARS”, and the framed effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.