At home and abroad, the Orca is one of Canada’s most treasured and iconic animals, intimately tied to tradition, culture, heritage, and mythology.
Admired for their beauty and respected as talented hunters, they are the largest member of the dolphin family, and can swim up to 55 km/h, which makes it the world’s fastest sea mammal.
Orcas are among the cleverest mammals on earth: they demonstrate the ability to learn new things during their lifetimes and teach these things to the next generation. They are loved for their sociability and playfulness, particularly their spectacular leaps.
- Masterfully crafted using advance engraving techniques and special finishes.
- Pushing the elements of design, incuse elements of the orca underwater create an added visual appeal.
- A unique feature for cutting-edge security, a micro-engraved lasered maple leaf in the coin’s field. In the centre of this mark, visible under magnification, is the numeral “19”, denoting the coin’s year of issue.
- Radial lines on the coin’s reverse and obverse create a unique light refracting pattern and pose as a layer of added security.
- Guaranteed and backed by the Government of Canada.