All four This Is Canada: Wondrous Waters coins are available for individual purchase, or with a series subscription that has you covered for 2024.
A new annual series begins! This Is Canada invites you to (re)discover the sights and species that make each region of Canada so unique and fascinating. There’s a different theme each year, and with this subscription, you’re guaranteed to own all four (4) Wondrous Waters coins issued in 2024, when we begin our journey by exploring the bodies of waters that surround us — from Canada’s Pacific shores to our northern waters, and from the eastern seaboard to our southernmost lakes.
British Columbia is considered the most biologically diverse of the 10 Canadian provinces, and much of that diversity is focused along a coastline punctuated by islands and fjords. It’s easy to lose yourself in this spectacular setting where mountains and forests meet the sea, which is home to the long-revered cultural icon of the Pacific coast: the orca. GST/HST exempt.
Coin #1: This is our Pacific coast. This is Canada.
Coin #2: This is our Artic coast. (Launch: May 2024)
Coin #3: This is our Atlantic coast. (Launch: August 2024)
Coin #4: These are our Great Lakes. (Launch: November 2024)
Your coin’s reverse travels to British Columbia for a view of Canada’s Pacific coast. Designed by B.C. artist Glen Green, this iconic coastal view shows a pod of orcas (Orcinus orca) travelling in the waters near a rocky island, while in the background, mighty forests and mountains line the shore. Compass elements surround the engraved portrait to form a frame that contains the word “CANADA” and a face value of “20 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.