2023- $10 Pure Gold Coin- The Curious Martin

289.95 $

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Captured on our smallest (14 mm) blank and in 99.99% pure gold, the baby marten (or kit) is furry, energetic, and oh so adorable! This cute resident of Canada’s boreal forests will grow up to be a solitary hunter and an agile forager that deftly moves among the trees in search of berries, nuts, insects and small mammals. But before reaching maturity, a marten kit is reliant on its mother until the fourth month—that’s when it is finally ready to make its first foray out of the den and into the forest, as seen on this coin.


Designed by Canadian wildlife artist Pierre Girard, your coin’s reverse features a charming portrait of a marten kit. The young animal is perched on the branch of a tree with its bushy tail hanging down, as it turns to face the viewer. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.  The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.

Special features

  • Smallest gold. Captured on our smallest gold blank (14 mm), this coin offers a glimpse of life in the Canadian wilderness, where even the tiniest creature plays a big part in our natural heritage.
  • High appeal. Animal lovers will love the coin’s wildlife portrait. This pure gold coin is also an affordable option for anyone looking to add pure gold to their collection.
  • Low mintage. Only 3,000 coins available worldwide.
  • Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • No GST/HST 

Product Specifications

Mintage 3,000
Composition 99.99% pure gold
Weight 1.58 g
Diameter 14.1 mm
Edge Serrated
Face Value $10
Finish Proof
Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box