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The first issue in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting Dragonfly series featuring coloured dragonflies set in holograms. The first coin features the beautiful Libellula pulchella—the Twelve-Spotted Skimmer. The reverse image designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin features a painted Libellula pulchella set against a hologram. Rendered in finest detail, the dragonfly is presented from its right side. Its lacy, brightly hued periwinkle-spotted wings, with contrasting black dots and soft blue-white colouring, are fully extended as the male Twelve-Spotted Pond Skimmer poses delicately atop a blade of pond grass. From the viewer’s vantage point, we see the Skimmer’s characteristic yellow-lined thorax and body as well as the soft blue colouring that distinguishes the mature male of the species. In the background, its natural habitat—a water lily-lined pond—is presented in a shimmering full-colour hologram, bringing sparkling movement to the water. The polished silver border around the image is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “10 DOLLARS.”The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Comes to you in the original box with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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