The 58-kilometre Niagara River is home to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders: the massive Niagara Falls. A destination for explorers, daredevils and tourists, the Falls are iconic not only for their beauty, but for connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. A major source of electric power generation and fresh water, the Niagara Falls is an important symbol of the rich base of natural resources that make Canada unique.
• Seventh coin in the O Canada 1/2 oz silver coin series, focusing on iconic Canadian images.
• Your coin is engraved in exquisite detail to celebrate one of Canada’s most important national symbols: the mighty Niagara Falls.
• HST/GST exempt.
• Mintage of 40,000 coins.
Designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra, your coin depicts a man, woman and child standing behind the fence on an observation deck at the base of Horseshoe Falls—one of the three waterfalls that makes up the Niagara Falls. The Falls are viewed from a vantage point of being near the base, highlighting its massive size and power. This coin also features the jagged rock face of the Niagara Gorge, and two seagulls soaring overhead. The reverse is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2013” and the face value of “10 DOLLARS.”
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized full-colour sleeve.