2013 $3 Canadian Fishing Silver Coin Features Four Finishes

by Adam Wegener on May 24, 2013 · 4 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a nifty product that’s perfect for Father’s Day, a silver coin depicting a father and child fishing with their dog.

2013 $3 Canadian Fishing Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint image of its 2013 $3 Fishing Silver Coin

Featuring four different finishes that enhance the simple yet touching scene, the Fishing silver coin is available for $34.95.

Designed by Canadian artist John Mantha, the silver coin’s reverse shows a father and child fishing from a dock with their dog happily to their side. The father, garbed in cap, t-shirt and shorts, appears handing his child a readied fishing rod. The two have their bare feet dangling just above water that’s rippling around the line. The family dog sits beside the two with ears perked, looking out across the water. Inscriptions surrounding the image include "CANADA," the date "2013," the coin’s legal tender face value of "3 DOLLARS" and "JM" for the designer’s initials.

The obverse side of the Fishing silver coin features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Inscriptions read "ELIZABETH II" and "D.G. REGINA."

This coin is rendered in fine silver that is 99.99% pure. It weighs 7.96g, has a 27mm diameter and a serrated edge.

Orders for the 2013 $3 Fishing silver coin can be placed from the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at www.mint.ca. Phone orders are accepted at 1-800-267-1871 (Canada) or 1-800-268-6468 (US). The coin has a mintage limit of 15,000.

Coins come in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black Royal Canadian Mint box.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

jim May 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Adam – Nice story and coin, lot of detail EXCEPT anything about the headline of the article – what are the four finishes?

Joe May 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Not much silver for $34.95. Even though there is limit of 15,000.

homer May 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

US Mint has 3 finishes on enhanced coins and Canadian Mint has 4. Kind of funny.

Jack May 30, 2013 at 12:04 am

I think this will make a great Father’s Day Gift.

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