In the mighty rivers of British Columbia and Yukon, the salmon run is a spectacular natural occurrence and an awe-inspiring testament to ones ability to persevere against all odds. This fine silver wafer is the first of its kind to selectively combine two technologies (blue enamel and ultra-high relief engraving) on the reverse, where the salmons odyssey attracts the attention of another emblematic species. The reverse image by Emily Damstra features a river setting in Western Canada, where the annual sockeye salmon run is underway. Translucent colour enamel adds a beautiful blue hue to the water while allowing an underwater view of the engraved sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and the gravel-lined riverbed. Engraved in ultra high relief to heighten its imposing stature, a grizzly bear (Ursos arctos) has waded into the shallow water to catch its meal. The split-shot nature of the design is a reminder of the salmons crucial role in this ecosystem, whether sustaining other wildlife or providing marine-derived nutrients that support plant life. The reverse includes the engraved word CANADA. The obverse features the face value 25 DOLLARS, the year 2018 and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. This fine silver wafer is the FIRST of its kind to feature ultra-high relief engraving and coloured enamel on the reverse, where the combined technologies add a dynamic sense of depth to an already detailed design. 99.99% pure silver. 49.8 x 28.6. (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. The item “2018 Salmon Run $25 Pure Silver Rectangular UHF Coin with Blue Enamel Canada” is in sale since Tuesday, September 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- Grade: Ungraded
- Year: 2018
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: $25