This pure gold collectable coin features the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus), which lives along the coast of Nova Scotia. The seahorse's unique characteristics include a horse-like head, independently swiveling eyes, the ability change their armour colour, and a brood pouch like a kangaroo on the males so they can hatch and raise as many as 700 fry until they know how to swim. They have a small dorsal fin that is used for small amounts of propulsion. The seahorse is not a good swimmer and needs a strong, monkey-like tail to pull itself around in the seaweed or coral.
All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.
Metal Type: Gold
Diameter: 13.92 mm
Packaging: RCM branded maroon clamshell with certificate
Artists: Emily Damstra (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)