This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the second release in the new three-coin series From Sea To Sea To Sea and celebrates the rich marine life found along Canadas Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific coasts. In this edition, the Pacific Salmon. The coin has a beautiful selective Gold plating and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 7.500 pieces worldwide. The reverse design by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, travels to the coastal waters of British Columbia to offer a glimpse of marine life in the Pacific Ocean. An exceptional amount of detail brings the rock-lined sea floor to life; one can easily imagine the soft swaying motion of the plants as each wave moves overtop in quick succession. Nonetheless, the focus of the design remains the two chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) as they feast on small fish; the use of selective gold plating highlights the intricacy of the engraved design, which recreates the textured appearance of the salmons scales and fins to provide a more life-like portrait of this iconic species. On top of the reverse, the inscription: CANADA the issuing country. The obverse of the coin depicts the Gold plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, 2017 the year of issue, D · G · REGINA Dei Gratia Regina and 20 DOLLARS the face value. Salmon Salmon is the common name for several species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. Other fish in the same family include trout, char, grayling and whitefish. Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic (genus Salmo) and Pacific Ocean (genus Oncorhynchus). Many species of salmon have been introduced into non-native environments such as the Great Lakes of North America and Patagonia in South America. Salmon are intensively farmed in many parts of the world. Typically, salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. However, populations of several species are restricted to fresh water through their lives. Various species of salmon display anadromous life strategies while others display freshwater resident life strategies. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn; tracking studies have shown this to be mostly true. A portion of a returning salmon run may stray and spawn in different freshwater systems. The percent of straying depends on the species of salmon. Homing behavior has been shown to depend on olfactory memory. The item “PACIFIC SALMON From Sea To Sea To Sea 1 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2017″ is in sale since Thursday, October 5, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “powercoin_italy” and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada