This huge low mintage 2015 pure silver caribou quarter is the second coin in the 2015 “Big Coins” pure silver proof set. The subscription to the six piece set sold out from the Royal Canadian Mint within minutes of its release, and the few coins sold individually for the Loon Dollar (first coin in the series) and this second coin both sold out right away. In addition to being spectacular looking coins, the coins in this series now form the top quality coin set in Canada, and individually represent the highest quality coin for each denomination. The mintage of this coin and others in the Big Coins series is extremely low, with only 1,500 coins of each design being produced. As a pure silver coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, there is no HST or GST applicable on this item.
While a regular caribou quarter has a diameter of 24 mm and a weight of just 4.4 grams in base metal, this huge caribou quarter has a diameter of 65 mm and has a weight of over 155 grams, or 5 ounces, in pure silver. This is about equal the weight of 35 regular quarters. The coin is double struck to ensure fine detail and a near flawless surface, while the design is further enhanced with selective 24 karat gold plating on both sides, highlighting the coin’s main design and the effigy of the queen.