The second release in the Royal Canadian Mint’s new series of 99.99% pure silver coins celebrating Canadian sportfish features the ferocious northern pike.
This beautifully detailed fine silver coin is struck with an arresting image of one of North America’s most sought-after sportfish: the Northern Pike. The detailed pattern on the fish has been accented with the use of various polishes to bring this stealthy predator to life. The coin features edge lettering bearing the coin’s metal weight: “9999 Fine Silver 1 oz 9999 Argent pur 1 oz”.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater presents a portrait of a northern pike lying in wait for prey among underwater foliage. Viewed from the left side and pointed toward the viewer, the pike’s bill-like snout, speckled body, large jaw, and fan-like fins are rendered in exceptional detail. Nestled among a stand of underwater plants, the image seems to ripple with the movement of unseen currents.
An exciting gift for the anglers and sports lovers in your life!