This stunning full three-dimensional Elk coin is one of the most revolutionary series ever issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Since the first coins of the world were struck more than 2500 years ago, coin designs have been confined to two-dimensional coin blanks and the limited relief of traditional minting. The Royal Canadian Mint brings some of Canada’s most iconic animals to life with a full three-dimensional sculpture rising up from the surface of the coin. The coin has a $100 face value and weighs just over ten ounces of pure silver. The striking 3D elk is further enhanced by an overlay of 24 karat gold. In addition to its artistic beauty, collectability of this revolutionary coin is further heightened by an extremely low limited mintage of just 1,200 pieces. HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian wildlife sculptor Karl Lansing presents a stunning rendition of the Iconic Elk. The minute sculpted detail on the animal’s body and antlers is magnified and further enhanced by the fine layer of gold over the pure silver relief, conveying the majesty and natural beauty of this imposing master of his domain. Moving across the open landscape, the elk has paused mid-step to lift its head towards the sky and unleash a powerful bugle that puts both mates and rivals on alert. Your coin will come presented on a round wooden pedestal and protected by a domed cover that allows the coin to be proudly displayed as a work of art.