This 2016 $10 fine silver coin is the last in the Reflections of Wildlife series, and features an Arctic Fox on its journey across the ice and snow of Canada’s north. Mintage 15,000. As a fine silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
Meticulous engraving recreates the fox’s features, giving it a life-like quality that beautifully captures the texture of its thick, winter pelt. The fox is seen as it stops at the water’s edge, quietly hovering over its reflection in the rippled water. The coin is engraved with CANADA”, and the date “2016”, and has a weight of one half ounce of silver.
The Arctic Fox :
Living in some of the most frigid extremes, the arctic fox has adapted for cold survival. Its pelt is unmatched for warmth, sustaining it at temperatures below -50° Celsius. The arctic fox has such keen hearing that it can precisely locate the position of prey under the snow. When it finds prey, it pounces and punches through the snow. The fur is brown, grey-brown, blue-grey, or dark blue-grey in the warmer months. In the long Arctic winter, most turn pure white, although some populations show lighter blue-grey through the winter phase. The fox's thick fur covers its small rounded ears and even the pads of its feet, for optimum warmth.