2017 $10 Celebrating Canada's 150th: Common Loon - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932076730

RCM Number:
153714
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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From colourful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, breathtaking images of Canada's landscapes reflect the incredible beauty and diversity of the Canadian experience. Beginning with the beloved icon of Ontario's lakes, this new 13-coin collaborative series marks the 150th anniversary of Canada with a cross-country journey that celebrates the distinct and timeless wonders of the land we proudly call home.

FIRST in an exciting 13-coin series: As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with a stunning series that showcases Canada's iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks! This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs.

Based on an image by Canadian nature photographer Jim Cumming, the reverse transports the viewer to one of Ontario's many lakes, where an iconic common loon (Gavia immer) has set up its summer home. Gliding across the glassy surface of its habitat, the loon tilts upwards in the water to stretch its wings, which offers the viewer a better glimpse of its remarkable wing feathers. The application of vibrant colour recreates the life-like qualities of the original photograph and captures the loon in fine detail, from its checkered plumage to the unique black-and-white collar beneath its jet-black head. The engraving brings a beautiful element of dimension to the overall design, which truly conveys the wild, untamed beauty of Ontario's lakes. The reverse also features the engraved word "CANADA" and the dates "1867-2017" to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

An affordable way to introduce others to the joy of coin collecting while fostering a widespread appreciation for the incomparable beauty of Canada's landscapes!

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 34mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 0.51 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Reverse: Common Loon
Artist: Jim Cumming
Finish: Matte Proof
Series: Celebrating Canada's 150th
Quantity Produced: 25,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II


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