2014 $25 The Wolverine - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932052635

RCM Number:
128921
Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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Description

This 99.99% pure gold coin with a $25 denomination is part of the Royal Canadian Mint's series "Untamed Canada"; the series is inspired by traditional woodblock art, resulting in bold, graphic interpretations of feral Canadian creatures. Here we see the Canadian wolverine, named gulo gulo in Latin, referring to the apparent gluttonous nature of the Wolverine. Though particularly gluttonous behaviours have not been documented, it appears to eat voraciously when it kills its prey, likely as an adaptation to scarcely-encountered food. The greatest numbers of wolverines anywhere occur in northern Canada, primarily in remote reaches of the northern Boreal Forest. Though this animal is actually the largest land-dwelling species of weasel, it looks more like a small bear. It is known for its ability to kill prey many times larger than itself, such as caribou, moose and elk; there is even a documented instance of a wolverine attacking a polar bear, and then clinging to its throat until it suffocated! This powerful creature is honoured as it poses in a looming stance on a rock, a sunburst-style design almost haloing its proud head; the coin is as dramatic as the wolverine itself, and boasts a low mintage of only 1,500. This item features five different finishes in an effort to truly showcase the beauty of the design. The entire "Untamed Canada" series would make a notable addition to any collection of Canadian silver coins.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2014

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 20mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 7.97grams
Bullion Weight: 0.256 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Wolverine
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 1500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wolverine


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