The blue whale is the last coin and stamp set in the Canadian Wildlife Series co-produced by the Royal Canadian Mint and Canada Post. The $10 sterling silver coin is presented along with two of Canada Post’s largest stamps ever in a beautiful maple wood box. Also includes a fact-filled, full-colour booklet on the blue whale.
Souvenir Sheet (2 stamps):
Each stamp, illustrated by Suzanne Duranceau, measures approximately 128 x 49 mm ( 5 x 1.9 in). Leading-edge security features are only visible under a specific type of light.
Includes a souvenir stamp sheet (2 largest stamps ever) and a fact-filled, full-colour booklet.
Giant of the sea.
The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest animal ever known to inhabit the earth. It can grow up to 33 m (108 ft) long and can weigh up to 180 metric tons (198 tons).
The blue whale’s gargantuan proportions remain hidden beneath ocean waves, only to reveal themselves for a brief, awe-inspiring moment whenever this majestic creature rises to the surface to breathe—a whale watcher’s dream on Canada’s Pacific and Atlantic waters.
Due to severe hunting practices in the 1900’s, the blue whale is listed as an endangered species under COSE WIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada).