This 2017 five ounce pure gold coin is a premium version of the silver bullion coin, struck in proof finish and rendered in exquisite detail. From coast to coast, Canada boasts a remarkable biodiversity-one that includes both prey and predator. With their remarkable agility and speed, Canada's birds of prey have earned their reputation as formidable hunters-including the red-tailed hawk, which is beautifully showcased in this striking coin. As a pure gold product, this low mintage coin of only 99 worldwide is GST/HST exempt.
The beautiful design on the reverse, of a red-tailed hawk in mid-descent by Canadian artist Emily Damstra, is given depth and texture with skilled engraving and varied finishes. Engraved on the coin are the words "5 OZ", designating this $500 face value coin's weight.