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. Mintage - only 8,998.
Composition fine silver (99.99% pure). Weight (g) - 15.87 1/2 troy oz. Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value 10-dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin).Artists - Trevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). A mallard pair floats on still water: an iconic North American image! Abundant throughout North America, the mallard is one of the continents most well-known and best-loved species of wild duck. One of the first to return to its home nesting grounds after winters spent in ice-free regions of the continent, this large surface-feeding waterfowl is the species from which most domestic ducks originated. The plumage of mallards is instantly recognizable. The male, or drake, has a bright green head, ochre yellow bill, and brown chest. He bears patches (known as specula) of indigo blue on its greyish, brown wings. On the other hand, the female, or hen, bears mottled brown and white plumage, sharing with the drake a striking indigo speculum decorating the upper back edge of each wing. This coin is an excellent gift for bird watchers, conservationists, nature lovers, and collectors of beautiful and unique coins.
· Each coin is a unique opportunity to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited Canada with a keepsake whose aesthetic appeal stands on its own. · This coin features a mallard pair at the onset of fall migration showcased in full color. · The first coin in a new series featuring Ducks of Canada. · Crafted in fine silver (99.99% pure).This coin was designed by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant. It features a mallard pair walking together along the snow-dusted shore of a Canadian waterway in late autumn, preparing themselves, perhaps, for the first leg of their migratory journey to warmer climes. Each coin is also engraved with the face value of 10 dollars and Canada 2013. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve. 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. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just artists conception drawings 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 $10 Mallard Lifelong Mates, 99.99% Pure Silver Color Proof Coin" is in sale since Saturday, April 27, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative".
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