The Arctic tern is a seabird species with a circumpolar breeding distribution that covers the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. Found throughout Canada and down into Brittany and Massachusetts, the species is strongly migratory and has shown proven annual roundtrips for migration covering 44,100 miles. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Glistening North The Arctic Tern Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
- Limited mintage of only 7,500 coins!
- 2nd coin ever from the Royal Canadian Mint with Diamond Glitter technology!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $20 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse features the traditional image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the Arctic Tern with diamond dusting!
- Designed by Derek C. Wicks.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Glistening North The Arctic Tern Coins in this listing is available to you inside of a protective maroon clamshell with black beauty box from the Royal Canadian Mint. Also included is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity validating your purchase from the RCM.
These stunning coins are the second from the mint to feature Diamond Glitter technology. This dusting of fine diamond particles features a carefully applied layer of diamond, with even spread, over certain design elements to highlight the beauty of select portions of the design in an effort to recreate light reflecting off the snow and ice.
On the obverse of each coin youll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majestys effigy has appeared on Canadian coinage since her ascension to the throne of England in 1952, and this latest portrait comes courtesy of Susanna Blunt in 2003.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Glistening North The Arctic Tern coin includes magnificent design features. The waters of the Arctic are a stunning shade of blue and feature small ice drifts beneath a flock of birds in flight. The ice-capped peaks in the background have the diamond dusting, which is sealed to protect the coin against the elements so it shines for years to come.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the nation of Canada. Founded in 1908 in Ottawa, the federal capital, its purpose was to provide the nation with independent control over currency and coinage. Today it includes a secondary facility in Winnipeg opened in the 1980s.
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