Orca Pure Gold and Fine Silver Coins Now Available

Orca Gold and Silver Coins (Royal Canadian Mint images)The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled three new coins sure to delight both the coin enthusiast as well as those who love the great outdoors. Available now from the RCM are the Orca 1/10 oz Pure Gold Coin, the Orca 1 oz Fine Silver Coin and the Orca 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin.

Each of these three strikes are available in limited quantities directly from the Royal Canadian Mint. They also mark additions to their respective "O Canada" coin series.

Additional information on each of the three new Orca Coins is offered below:

Orca 1/10 oz Pure Gold Coin

Orca 1_10 oz Pure Gold Coin (Royal Canadian Mint image)The new Orca 1/10 oz Pure Gold Coin marks the last release of the RCM's O Canada 1/10 oz. pure gold coin series. This coin is composed of 1/10 oz of 99.99% pure gold and features a proof quality finish.

Shown on the reverse of the coin is a design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc. It shows a three-quarter profile view of an adult orca as it rises out of the water. In the distance, a dorsal fins of three more orcas can be seen.

This strike features a maximum mintage of just 4,000. They are available now for $279.95 CAD.

Orca 1 oz Fine Silver Coin

Orca 1 oz Fine Silver Coin (Royal Canadian Mint image)Also available now for purchase is the Orca 1 oz Fine Silver Coin. This release marks the fifth strike of the O Canada 1 oz. silver coin series with each composed of one ounce of 99.99% silver.

The design found on the reverse of the coin was also completed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc. It offers an adult female orca swimming with her young calf .

Mintage of the one ounce release is capped at 8,500. Pricing of the coin is listed at $89.95 CAD.

Orca 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin

Orca 1_2 oz Fine Silver Coin (Royal Canadian Mint image)Marking the last of the three new releases is the Orca 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin. In addition, this strike also marks the 10th issue of the RCM's O Canada 1/2 oz. silver coin series.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc shows a side view of a breaching orca. A Pacific Northwest coastline can be viewed in the distance.

Maximum mintage of this strike is 40,000. The price of each is $39.95 CAD.

For additional information on new Royal Canadian Mint coins, or to purchase, please visit the RCM's website New Releases Page.



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