Canada 2016 Canadian Salmonids 3 x 1oz Proof Silver Colorized Coin Set
Atlantic Salmon - Arctic Char - Sockeye Salmon. Prized by anglers, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) possesses a strength and beauty that has easily earned it the title of king of fish! This master of adaptation has a complex life cycle that takes it from the majestic rivers of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces to the North Atlantic Ocean, and back again. Born in freshwater, it can spend up to three years in these waters before riding the current out to sea, where its scales take on a silver sheen as it adapts to salt water. Once it has fully matured, the Atlantic salmon embarks on an incredible upstream journey back to its natal stream, transforming its appearance once more as it re-adapts to freshwater conditions. However, this instinctive journey leaves the Atlantic salmon vulnerable to pollution and changes; given the decline in Atlantic salmon populations, conservation efforts are working to restore this valued resident of our mighty eastern rivers while raising awareness and understanding of human impact. The Arctic char's bold and fighting spirit is legendary among anglers. A long-standing food source among the Aboriginal peoples, it is typically silver-white in colour, but when it's spawning it turns to vibrant shades of orange, red and golda breathtaking show that is revealed to full effect on this coin. Every year, anglers wait impatiently for the fast, action-packed fishing and spectacular aerial acrobatics of the sockeye salmon run. This coin features a male sockeye swimming just above the gravel of its shallow spawning grounds, selectively enhanced with its distinctive scarlet and green colour. Found in the waters of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans, and a wealth of rivers and lakes in between, Canada's salmonid species are a powerful symbol of the wild and a valued part of our natural heritage. This fine silver coin serves as a timeless showcase of the sockeye salmon and is a revered icon of Canada's Pacific Coast region.
The item "Canada 2016 Canadian Salmonids 3 x 1oz Proof Silver Colorized Coin Set" is in sale since Monday, October 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "ardit_2011" and is located in Orangeville, ON. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- MPN: NA
- Brand: NA
- Grade: Ungraded
- Year: 2016
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: $20