This beautiful pure silver $10 coloured coin is the third in the series featuring Canadian ducks. The coin is double struck with a proof finish, the highest quality produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The mintage is limited to just 10,000 coins. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST / HST exempt.
This coin was designed by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant and features a pintail pair returning to their Canadian wetland habitat. The drake stands on the ice near the water's edge, his mate stands in the background. The coin is also engraved with the face value of "10 dollars" and "Canada 2014." The pintail drake has a chocolate-brown head, a blue-grey bill and a white neck with combinations of black, grey and white along the back, and a blackish-green patch called the "speculum" shimmering from grey wings.
In contrast, the female's colouring is far more muted to provide critical camouflage while nesting, but her bronze speculum and mottled brown feathers have an understated elegance all their own.
• This is a pure silver item, which is GST/HST exempt
• Mintage: 10,000
• 2014 Proof $10 Pintail Duck, Full Colour Fine Silver Coin