The Royal Canadian Mint has a reputation for excellence when it comes to bullion coining. Its bullion coin collections started in 1979 with the release of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, and over the years the mint has expanded to various numismatic and bullion collections. Each 2019 1/4 oz Canadian Orca Gold Coin is available to you for purchase with protective plastic flips. The coins were struck in 2019 by the Royal Canadian Mint and feature a unique design celebrating the power and beauty of the orca.
Known as the killer whale, the orca is a toothed whale that is actually a part of the oceanic dolphin family. In fact, orcas are the largest members of the oceanic dolphin family and are the only extant species in their genus.
Obverse design elements on 2019 Canadian Orca Gold Coins include a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this fourth-generation effigy of Her Majesty was the only one of her reign to lack a crown and was only the second on Canadian coins to be designed by a Canadian artist.
Reverse visuals on the 2019 1/4 oz Orca Gold Coin include an Arctic setting with an orca whale in the chilly waters. Here, the orca is shown submerging under the waters as its head and upper body are beneath the water line, while its dorsal fin and a portion of its back remain above the water line. In the background, the Arctic landscape stretches along the horizon.