2010 $3 Return of the Tyee - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932017955

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Country: Canada
Year: 2010

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No other fish embodies the history of North America’s First Nations people like the salmon. Since time immemorial, it has been an essential food source for the Northwest Coast people. It shaped their lives; a few weeks of intense work during the salmon run usually produced enough stores to meet their needs and enjoy their leisure time.

The salmon was highly symbolic as the “giver of life” and special reverence was held for the largest species, the Tyee (meaning King). Its significance to this ancient culture is unmistakable in this stunning pure silver coin that's selectively plated in two eye-catching tones of gold. Mintage 15,000. HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

The distinctive style of British Columbia’s increasingly popular art form is brought to the world of numismatics with a beautiful three-tone coin inspired by an original wood carving. Selective plating in pink and yellow gold add an unexpected and upscale touch of distinction to this intriguing coin. The reverse is of two Tyee salmon positioned to represent the circle of life surrounded by a decorative band.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 3 Dollars
Year: 2010

Diameter: 27mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 7.96 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.256 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Chinook Salmon (Tyee)
Artist: Jody Broomfield (reverse) , Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Finish: Proof, selectively gold plated in pink and yellow gold
Quantity Produced: 15,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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