2014 50c Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932054271

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Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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The second coin in the handsome Sea Creatures series, this piece is struck in 1/25th of an ounce of pure gold, and features an unusual face value of 50 cents. It honours the fascinating seahorse, a sea-dwelling creature that lives along the coastline of Nova Scotia. Its scientific name, Hippocampus, comes from the Ancient Greek words “hippos”, meaning “horse”, and “kampos” meaning, “sea monster”. Seahorses swim upright, and the males of the species carry the eggs of baby seahorses for 9 to 45 days until the children emerge fully formed from a kangaroo-like pouch. The bony armour that covers the creature’s body is captured in fine detail, illuminated by the proof finish of this spectacular (and affordable) gold coin. With a limited mintage of 7,500 pieces, this would make a thoughtful and unique gift for a Nova Scotian, or anyone who is fascinated by the mysteries of the sea. HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra who has created a stunningly detailed side profile ofa female lined seahorse that clearly shows why this unique fish was named after a horse, but with a more tube-like snout that sucks up prey like a straw.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Cents
Year: 2014

Diameter: 13.92mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 1.27 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.041 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Female lined seahorse
Artist: Emily Damstra
Finish: Proof
Series: Sea Creatures
Quantity Produced: 7,500

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