2015 $20 North American Sportfish: Northern Pike - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932062405

RCM Number:
142210
Country: Canada
Year: 2015

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Description

This 2015 classic proof finish $20 fine silver coin features one of Canada’s favourite sportfish –the Northern Pike.  Mintage is limited to 6,500 coins. HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

The design by Curtis Atwater presents a portrait of a northern pike lying in wait for prey among underwater foliage. The pike is viewed from the left side, the snout, speckled body, large jaw and fins are rendered detail. This coin includes special edge lettering that lists the coin's metal weight and purity: "9999 Fine Silver 1 oz 9999 Argent pur 1 oz". The coin is double struck with the Royal Canadian Mint’s highest quality proof finish, and weighs just over one full ounce of .9999 fine silver. 


The Northern Pike:

The pike is a species of carnivorous fish, with the male pike mature at approximately 4-5 years, generally grow to approximately 71cm with a life expectancy of 15-25 years. The female pike mature at approximately 5-6 years, grow considerably faster than males and live considerably longer. 

Northern pike are most often olive green, shading from yellow to white along the belly. The side of the fish is marked with short, light bar-like spots and a few to many dark spots on the fins. Pike are found in streams and shallow, weedy places in lakes, as well as in cold, clear, rocky waters. They are a fairly aggressive fish, especially if the are looking for food.  The can hold perfectly still for long periods, and then acceleration as they strike. 


Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2015

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Portrait of a northern pike lying in wait ofr prey amoung underwater foliage
Finish: Proof
Series: North American Sportfish
Quantity Produced: 6,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife


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