Canada is a big, beautiful country filled with awe-inspiring sights—from imposing landscapes to rare sightings of animals that represent our untamed spirit. The Imposing Icons series celebrates Canada’s rugged beauty by inviting you to get up close and personal with our wild animal icons. Splendidly engraved as a backdrop, the spaces they inhabit are every bit as captivating as our picture-perfect portrait of each species. The moose is the second coin in our Imposing Icons series, which invites you to get up close and personal with Canada’s wild animal icons. With a 50 mm diameter, the coin’s reverse allows plenty of room for a selectively coloured nose-to-muzzle meeting in an engraved natural setting. This might be your closest encounter with the reclusive moose!
Designed by artist Maurade Baynton, the reverse features a selectively coloured, close-up view of the moose. The finely engraved backdrop showcases the moose’s natural habitat: the boreal forest that stretches across Canada. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.