2015 $10 Colourful Songbirds of Canada: Baltimore Oriole - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2015

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This 2015 $10 pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint is part of a new colourful songbirds of Canada series.  The design offers a close view of the Baltimore Oriole’s famous features. As pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.

The Design:

The vibrancy of the bird’s colour is captured using selective colour that highlights this beautiful songbird. It’s solid-black colour carries from its head through to its wings where it mixes with bold white markings, then down to its orange-tipped tail. But it is the bird's blazing orange underparts that catch the viewer's eye, betraying its presence amid the engraved foliage of a wild plum tree.  The front is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2015”, and the face value of “10 DOLLARS.” 

The Baltimore Oriole:

Baltimore Orioles are medium-sized, songbirds with thick necks and long legs. Look for their long, thick-based, pointed bills, a hallmark of the blackbird family they belong to. Adult males are orange and black, with a solid black head and one white bar on their wings. Females and young males are yellow-orange on the breast, grayish on the head and back, with two bold white wing bars. Baltimore Orioles are more often heard than seen as they feed high in trees, searching leaves and small branches for insects, flowers, and fruit. Look for Baltimore Orioles high in leafy deciduous trees, open woodland, orchards, parks, and in backyards. 


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Year: 2015

Diameter: 34mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 15.87 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.510 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Side Profile View Of a Baltimore Oriole
Finish: Proof
Series: Colourful Songbirds of Canada
Quantity Produced: 15,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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