Pure Silver Color Proof Coin. 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. Weight (g) - 7.96 1/4 troy oz. Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value - 3 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists - Yves Bérubé (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse).
Because orb webs are so common, it is easy to overlook how astounding they are. The basic scaffolding of an orb web is laid when the spider climbs a vertical surface, such as a tree, and drops a line of silk. This line is incredibly fine, yet is one of the strongest fibers on Earth. The silken thread floats on the wind until it catches on a second nearby vertical surface, such as a branch, to create a tightrope-like horizontal bridge line. The spider then drops another line from the midpoint of the bridge.From this basic frame, the spider strings a non-sticky border and, through a complex series of maneuvers, creates radius lines radii - that join the central line to the periphery of the web structure. The spider then weaves its "capture spiral" - a continuous double thread of a specific type of sticky silk that spirals from the outside of the web toward the central hub.
At each junction with a radius line, the capture thread is reinforced with a special glue excreted by the spider. The central hub is a non-sticky region where the spider lurks in wait for its prey.
This is the second coin in a series featuring Canada's animal architects. It focuses on the orb-weaving spider and its striking web! This coin features a painted specimen of an orb-weaving spider sub-species bearing light and dark markings on its back, body, and eight legs! An excellent gift for nature lovers and an exceptional addition to any collection featuring color and photo-image designs, wildlife, or nature.
Each coin is rendered in fine silver (99.99% pure). This coin was designed by Canadian artist Yves Bérubé.
It features a painted specimen of an orb-weaving spider sub-species bearing light and dark markings on its back, body, and eight legs. The spider is viewed from the top, poised atop an embossed orb web rendered in fine detail. The image is given dimensional detail through expert engraving. The spider occupies the upper left quadrant of the web, moving toward the central hub, where it will sit in wait for its unsuspecting insect.
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint - branded maroon clamshell case lined with a black flock and protected by a black sleeve. Are also available for an additional charge. 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 2014 $3 Spider and Web, ¼ oz Silver Color Proof, Animal Architects #2" is in sale since Thursday, October 24, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.