2022 1oz Canada Black and Gold Series - The Sea Otter . 9999 Silver Matte Proof Coin

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THE STORY

Presenting the third Black and Gold coin from the Royal Canadian Mint.

One of the things nature does best is balance, and the sea otter is the perfect example: this adorable creature works hard, but It also mokes time to float arm-in-orm (or pow-in-pow) with o loved one. Once hunted to the point of extinction on Canada's Pacific coast, the sea otter has been reintroduced to its former habitat, where its appetite keeps sea urchin populations in check—this, in turn, helps to protect the kelp forests that ore home to hundreds of other species. It's all about balance, which is beautifully represented on this coin's dual-plated reverse.

DESIGN

The circular reverse design by wildlife artist Claude Thivierge features a contrasting “yin and yang” portrait of the sea otter (Enhydra lutris). Two adult sea otters are positioned in a way that represents opposite but complementary concepts, such as work and rest/play. Yellow gold and black rhodium plating clearly divide the design into two halves in order to highlight the importance of achieving balance in life, but also in nature, where the sea otter’s reintroduction to Canada’s Pacific coast has had a big impact on the marine ecosystem. The obverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

 KEY FEATURES

  • Dynamic design. Like 2O2O's The Canadron Horse ond 2O21's The Grey WW6 this coin's reverse design is inspired by the yin yang symbol. No matter vvhlch way you view the design you'll always get o ful glimpse of the sea otter floating on its bock.
  • Three different alloys. This coin has a 99.99% pure silver core, but on its reverse, yellow gold and block rhodium plating divide the design Into two opposing but complementary halves・ It is an inspiring representation of an industrious yet playful Canadian species, one that was hunted to extinction ond later reintroduced to the coast of British Cdumbio, where it has bad o big impact on the marine ecosystem.
  • Low mintage. Limited to 6,500 coins worldwide.
More Information
Year 2022
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $ 20
Purity 9999
Condition Proof
Country Canada
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
Mintage 6,500
Diameter (mm) 38
Series Black and Gold
Box & Certificate Yes