2016 $20 Canadian Salmonids: Arctic Char - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932072664

RCM Number:
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

Sale price$99.95

Shipping calculated at checkout

In stock


The second release in an exciting 3-coin series that celebrates CanadaÕs indigenous salmonid species! Found in the waters of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans, and a wealth of rivers and lakes in between, CanadaÕs salmonid species are a powerful symbol of the wild and a valued part of our natural heritage. This fine silver coin celebrates the hard-fighting Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus), which boasts the most northerly distribution of all freshwater fish in the world.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater features the Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) towards the end of its migratory journey, from the saline waters along the Arctic coastline to the freshwater rivers and lakes of Northern Canada. The engraved background offers an underwater view of this distinctive species as two Arctic char hover just beneath the waterÕs surface, while a third in the foreground remains close to the pebble and gravel-lined riverbed. Selective colour brings to life the spotted, bright orange tint of this spawning adult, while intricate engraving offers a detailed view of its fins and upwardly protruding lower jaw.

Selective colour and captivating finishes enhance this dynamic engraved portrait of the Arctic char, while offering a novel underwater perspective of its movement in the waters of Northern Canada.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 40mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.023 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Atlantic Char
Artist: Curtis Atwater
Finish: Proof
Series: Canadian Salmonids
Quantity Produced: 5500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

You may also like