Here it is again slightly angled to catch more of frosted areas.
There is another whale type withe beluga whales unfrosted and the bow whale with a frosted body. Even that one has varieties where the left fin may or not be frosted. I am not sure which type is more common or if they are included in 12.5 million made.
Saw it on top of a counter and asked the cashier if I could change it for a U.S. quarter and he let me.
Type/Country: 25 Cents / Canada
Metal: 94% Steel, 3.8% Copper, 2.2% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in Very-Fine (VF-20)
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