2017 $30 Animals in the Moonlight: Orca - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 159917

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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This $30 fine silver glow-in-the-dark coin is features two Orcas whales with a magical sunset in the background.  Encountering orcas in the wild is one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights, but here, during the hush of twilight, the scene is utterly sublime. Exquisite engraving and colour reveal a breathtaking image of two orcas as they swim along the Pacific Coast at sundown. The mintage is just 4,000 coins, adding to its scarcity and collectability.  HST/GST exempt.  

The Design:

Using a large 54 mm two ounce fine silver format, the remarkable design comes to life in the dark as it luminesces to create a breathtaking nighttime scene.  Using newly developed technology, the glow effect appears in full colour with variable intensity.  The resulting effect creates a glow from the sunset that shines brightly and appears to radiate across the scene.  The light glimmers on the surface of the water.  The effect is revealed after placing the coin in a light source for 30 to 60 seconds, then viewing in a dark room.  

Canadian artist Vanessa Miller has captured the incomparable beauty of the Pacific coast during a spectacular sunset that sends fiery colour through the clouds and illuminates the mountains and coastline in the distance. 

The stillness is palpable when two orcas unexpectedly emerge from the glassy smooth water. Tiny waves ripple out as they cruise by, belying the size and power of the animals that are creating them. The day’s final light glistens on the orcas’ wet, streamlined bodies, revealing their signature white markings, and their distinctive dorsal fins—the tall upright triangular shape of a male, and the smaller backward curving form of a female.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 30 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 54mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 62.67 grams
Bullion Weight: 2.016 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Orca in the Moonlight
Finish: Proof
Series: Animals in the Moonlight, Coin 3 of 4
Quantity Produced: 4,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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