The fifth coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new O Canada series focusing on iconic Canadian images, this beautiful coin celebrates the great Canadian tradition of cottage living.
This 10-Dollar coin is certified to be 99.99% fine silver with a diameter of 34 millimeters and a metal weight of 15.87 grams. The reverse design by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo presents a scene centered around a waving man sitting in a Muskoka chair on the dock, overseeing four children as they dive and swim in the cool lake waters. In the foreground of the image is the bow of a canoe, viewed from within the canoe so that the viewer is the object of the happy family’s waved greetings. In the background, a balcony-fronted cabin sits nestled among the smooth rocky outcropping of the wooded shoreline. In the distance, a sailboat floats in the water before distant woodlands. The sky is filled with stylized sunbeams radiating the warmth of summer days spent together in nature’s bounty. Framing the reverse image is a polished outer band engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “10 DOLLARS,” as well as a small stylized Muskoka chair symbol.