2014 $300 The Bison: Challenge for Power - Pure Platinum Coin

SKU: 623932050167

RCM Number:
126398
Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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Description

This stunning 2014 $300 one ounce 99.95% pure platinum coin is the seventh and the lowest mintage ever in the Royal Canadian Mint’s sought after series of Canadian Wildlife platinum coins.  The total mintage of this coin is limited to just 200 pieces.  Most of the earlier coins in this series quickly sold out and have become extremely scarce and sought after in the secondary market. 


The Design:

The reverse design by Emily Damstra features a profile view of the statuesque curly-horned head of an adult Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep.  The coin is double struck with a near flawless frosted cameo proof finish.  This magnificent animal inhabits the Rocky Mountains of central and eastern British Columbia and western Alberta.

This beautiful coin captures a fierce struggle between two plains bisons during the mating season. The raw display of strength between these animals is the focal point of the coin design. As they clash over their choice of mate, the two rival bulls charge at each other with lowered heads, ready to butt both heads and horns. Their hooves paw at the ground, kicking up clouds of dust that swirl around them in the tension-filled air, until one suitor emerges victorious from the confrontation. Above them, the word “CANADA” is engraved, while the face value of “300 DOLLARS” and the date “2014” are engraved beneath the dry, grassy landscape.

 

From the time of the last Ice Age until the late 1800s, the magnificent plains bison (Bison bison) reigned as the dominant land-grazing animal throughout Canada’s grassland regions, from Southern Manitoba to Alberta. Moving across the landscape in large, free-roaming herds, their numbers and impressive physical attributes contributed to their widely-held reputation as a symbol of strength.   


Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 300 Dollars
Year: 2014

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 30mm
Material: Platinum
Fineness: 0.9995
Weight: 23.17 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.745 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Fierce Struggle between two plains bisons during mating season
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 200
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Celebrating the plains bison, the largest land animal in North America


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