This first release in the Royal Canadian Mint's new series of small animals is also the smallest Gold coin, weighing just .5 grams and measuring 11 mm in diameter. This is a fitting size for the tiny creature depicted: the hummingbird.
Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo, the reverse of the coin depicts a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird in full flight; a pose that can only be captured by cutting-edge photographic equipment, given that its wings beat more than 50 times per second. Posed at the center of this clean-lined, highly polished pure Gold coin, the minuscule marvel raises its dark long-billed head, its wings — each feather engraved in fine detail — fully extended behind it. From the tiny white spot above the bird’s lifelike right eye to the downy feathering of its belly and dark-shaded tips of its back and tail-feathers, each detail of the hummingbird’s appearance is apparent despite the tiny size of both the coin and its subject.
Engraved with the face value, “25 Cents” and “Canada 2013.” The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined and protected by a black sleeve. Includes an individually numbered certificate of authenticity!
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|Metal Content:||0.0161 troy oz|
|Manufacturer:||Royal Canadian Mint|