Canada 25-CENTS (KM1170a) Orca
In 2011, the Royal Canadian Mint announced the "Legendary Nature" quarter series. There are three designs, and each design has two versions: regular, and colourized. There were 6.25 million of each coin minted, and all were released into circulation in 2012.
The March design features the Orca (Orcinus orca), also known as the "Killer Whale". With the second largest brain of any marine mammal, Orcas appear to be very intelligent and are highly social. Unfortunately, humans see fit to keep these wonderful animals in captivity where they are trained to perform for our amusement.
- Diameter: 23.8 mm
- Composition: Nickel-clad Steel
- CAT#: KM1170a