Artists - Emily Damstra (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The seahorse is one of the most fascinating creatures in the sea, and the province of Nova Scotia is fortunate to have one species of this extraordinary fish living along its coastline.
It is the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus), and its unique characteristics go far beyond its horse-like head. The lined seahorse has a tail like a monkey, and can change colors and shapes! The makes have a brood pouch like a kangaroo, so they can hatch and raise as many as 700 fry until the babies know how to swim!The seahorse's eyes are reminiscent of a chameleon's - they can swivel about independently. Fish scales have been replaced by a bony armor that covers the seahorse's body in a series of rings. The small dorsal fin, used for small amounts of propulsion, makes it easy to envision why this fish is not a good swimmer and needs a strong, monkey-like tail to pull itself around in the seaweed or coral. This coin is an exceptional collectible, with the heightened prestige of 99.99% pure gold. Among our lowest priced gold coins, it is also accessible for the budget-conscious. This coin is the 2nd coin in the Sea Creatures series! Superior craftsmanship captures the seahorse's bony armor in exquisite texture and detail. A wonderful keepsake to discover and cherish the lined seahorse , the fascinating "fish" that's anything but. A unique gift for nature and animal lovers, divers, sailors, anyone who appreciates the countless marvels of the sea.
This coin was designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra. The artist has created a stunningly detailed side profile of a female lined seahorse.It clearly shows why this unique fish was named after a horse, but with a more tube-like snout that sucks up prey like a straw. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. Are also available for an additional charge. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera.
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The item "Canada 2014 Sea Creatures Seahorse, 1/25 oz Pure Gold 50-Cent Proof Coin" is in sale since Tuesday, June 17, 2014. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.