Composition - fine silver (99.99% pure). Weight (g) - 31.39 one 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 iconic image of the beaver reaches back to Canada's earliest roots. This resilient animal is unmatched except by humans for its ability to manipulate the land to its own ends.
It symbolizes the wealth of resources and innovation that have allowed Canada to evolve from a fur-trading outpost to a sovereign nation. The beaver's persistence, penchant for hard work and adaptability are qualities that Canadians and free people everywhere hold dear. First coin in the new 1 oz. Fine silver O Canada series.Each coin is rendered in fine silver (99.99% pure). Future coins in this series will include images of the Polar Bear, Caribou, Wolf and Orca. We plan to offer each of these new coins as they become available. Struck in premium proof finish with a mirrored background, this beautiful silver coin features an entire family of beavers in their natural habitat. Engraved in exquisite detail to celebrate one of Canada's most important national icons.
Designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, the coin features a portrait of a beaver mother and two kits. The mother is viewed from behind with the right side of her body set in profile, gazing at her two small kits nestled in the curve of their mother's tail and body. The adult's iconic leathery tail is fully visible, its scale-like surface rendered in textured detail.In the background, the beavers' home pond with its twig structure. In the far distance, the shoreline is dotted with leafy deciduous trees, which are preferred by the beaver. Framing the reverse image is an outer band featuring the word "CANADA, " the date "2013, " and the face value of "25 DOLLARS, " as well as a small stylized beaver paw print symbol. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with black flock and protected by a customized beauty box.
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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 $25 Beaver 1 Troy Oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Proof, O Canada Series #1" is in sale since Saturday, February 23, 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, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Viet nam, Uruguay.