2014 Canadian Pintail Duck Coins in Silver and Color
Two Royal Canadian Mint coins showcase colored reverse designs of one of Canada’s most distinct birds, the northern pintail. Newly released are the 2014 $10 Pintail Duck 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin and the 2014 25c Pintail Duck Colored Coin.
As seen in the images above, each presents a unique colored reverse depicting a pair of pintails in their natural habitat.
Both coins are offered in limited mintages and are sure to delight birders and collectors alike.
"The northern pintail is so named for its pin-like tail feathers. These long, skinny plumes accentuate the pintail’s slender build," offers the Royal Canadian Mint on its website. "It’s an elegant duck, with males typically sporting 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."
The female of the species is found in bronze and brown hues. This understated appearance helps to protect its nest and young.
2014 $10 Canadian Pintail Duck Silver Coin
The 2014 $10 Pintail Duck Silver Coin is composed of one-half ounce of 99.99% pure silver. Shown on the reverse is a colored design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant.
A pair of northern pintails is seen standing in their natural Canadian habitat. Inscribed above is "CANADA" with "10 DOLLARS" and "2014" below.
Each proof quality coin features a weight of 15.87 grams with a diameter of 34 mm. Mintage of this silver coin is limited to 10,000.
2014 25c Canadian Pintail Duck Colored Coin
An image of two pintail ducks by Trevor Tennant is also shown on the reverse of the 2014 25c Pintail Duck Colored Coin. This likeness of the birds has them floating in the waters of their Canadian wetland habitat. Reverse inscriptions include "CANADA," "2014" and the legal tender face value of "25 CENTS."
The coins are composed of cupronickel and feature a specimen quality finish. The diameter of each is 35 mm. Mintage is limited to 17,500.
Ordering Pintail Duck Coins
The Pintail Duck Silver and Colored Coins may be ordered from the Royal Canadian Mint website at www.mint.ca. Pricing of the silver coin is listed at CAD $69.95 with the cupronickel release offered for CAD $29.95. Here is an affiliant to the Mint’s newest coins.
The two strikes are each encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case. Serialized certificates accompany each purchase.