Graded a near perfect Proof-69 Matte at NGC!
Mintage of only 40,000 Coins! The second of the 12-coin "O Canada" series!
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc and features a portrait of a beaver felling a birch tree. The beaver, viewed from the front with its head turned toward the right side of the coin, rises from the hard work of chopping at the birch trunk with its prominent incisors. Its two clawed forepaws and webbed hind paws are visible, and its tail is partially visible as it counterbalances the beaver’s weight from behind. The birch trunk, sufficiently chopped, has just begun the process of falling, the woodchips resulting from the beaver’s industrious task scattered at the nearly felled tree’s base. Framing the reverse image is an outer band featuring the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “10 DOLLARS,” as well as a small stylized beaver paw print symbol. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.