2018 $50 Whale's Tail Sculpture - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932092259

RCM Number:
167816
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Description

***Expected delivery will be the third week of October***

Life above and below the waves is beautifully interconnected on this 5oz. fine silver coin, where a humpback whaleÕs barrier-breaking gesture is re-created in sculptural form. Arching above the cool waters of Northern Canada, the soapstone carving of a whaleÕs tail makes each coin unique while capturing the magic of a brief encounter with an aquatic acrobat.

This 2018 $50 fine silver coin weighs five ounces of pure silver and has a limited mintage of just 1,000. HST/GST exempt.

The ice-cool waters of Northern Canada catch the eye in this reverse design by Royal Canadian Mint engraver Cecily Mok. An even application of translucent enamel over a proof finish stands in for the oceanÕs sparkling, Arctic-blue waters, while allowing a glimpse of what lies below: The engraved outlines of a humpback whale (Megapteranovaeangliae) and its calf. The large cetacean signals its intent to dive by raising its fluke above the water, where it is represented in sculptural form. Hand-carved by Canadian artist Dave Zachary and his team of sculptors, the tail smoothly arches above the coinÕs surface and is made from Canadian soapstone, with colour and marbling variations that make each piece unique. Ice floes edge the waters and bear the engraved words ÒCANADAÓ at the top and the face value Ò50 DOLLARSÓ and the year Ò2018Ó at the bottom. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2018

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 62.25 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 157.6 grams
Bullion Weight: 5.059 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Arctic Blue Water and Whale's Tail Soapstone Sculpture
Artist: Dave Zachary and Cecily Mok
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 1000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Wildlife


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