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2011 CANADIAN COINS
#03 - Orca whale
Mintage : 10,000
The Orca: Canadian the World Over
Orcas, the largest members of the dolphin family, are among the cleverest mammals on earth; they hunt fish, seals, squid, turtles, birds, other whales, in pods of up to 59 individuals. They are extremely social whales with highly cooperative hunting methods. Pods have complex social traditions and readily develop new hunting methods that are then passed to successive generations.
While the Orca's distinctive colour patterns, intelligence, sociability, playfulness, particularly its spectacular leaps, long ago established them as Canadian icons, their vulnerability to our actions should serve as a reminder of Candians' roles as the stewards of their surroundings.
This coin is the third issue of the fine silver 10-dollar coin on the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada collection.
The first coin of the series, released in 2011, depicts the Peregrine Falcon.
The second coin of the series, released in 2011, depicts the Boreal Forest.
The third coin of the series, released in 2011, depicts the Orca Whale.
The fourth coin of the series, released in 2011 depicts the Wood Bison.
Manufacturer : MONNAIE ROYALE CANADIENNE
Quantity made : 10000
Weight : 15.87
Material : 99.99% FINE SILVER
Face value : 10 CANADIAN DOLLARS
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