99.99% Pure Silver Proof Coin O Canada. All coins offered in this listing are unsearched!All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - The counterfeiting of numismatic coins, and the sale of stolen coins, are serious problems for coin collectors and dealers. Unlike many other coin dealers. To protect against these risks, we do not sell'second-hand' coins. All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. Composition - fine silver (99.99% pure). 31.39 1 troy oz. Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value - 25 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists - Pierre Leduc (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The orca is one of the planet's most unique social mammals. Only elephants and higher primates have societies that are as complex and robust as that of the orca.
This marine mammal's social structure reveals familial bonds, modes of communication, hunting habits, and other practices that are passed on for generations. This complexity has led some researchers refer to as a culture. This coin is the 5th in the O Canada 1 oz. The coin portrays the orca in exquisite detail against the backdrop of the Canada's Northwest Pacific coast -part of Canada's distinct landscape. Struck in 99.99% fine silver.
This coin was designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc. It presents an adult female orca and her young calf swimming near a rocky outcropping on the ocean floor. The mother's distinctive rounded rostrum (snout) and light markings are presented with expert engraving, highlighting characteristic light spots above the orca's eye, on the lower jaw, and at the midpoint of her body both at her belly and behind her dorsal fin. Her powerful tail bends to propel her through the water, its bright underside visible.
Bubbles rise from the blowhole atop her head. Beside her the young calf, that bears the same markings as its mother, swims comfortably, bubbles also rising from its blowhole. In the foreground of the image we see a rocky outcropping from the ocean floor populated by various sea grasses. Stylized line-work and expert engraving perfectly capture the sense of depth and buoyancy of the underwater image.Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized beauty box. Are also available for an additional charge. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list.
Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint.
They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc.
When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed.
Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus.
Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits.The item "Canada 2013 $25 Orca 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Proof Coin O Canada Series #5" is in sale since Friday, October 25, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas.
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