2014 $20 The Bison: The Bull And His Mate - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932051829

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Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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This coin, made out of 99.99% pure silver (and featuring edge lettering with the words 1 OZ PURE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR" engraved in a repeating pattern around the coin's edge), esteems the calm and deliberate bison. This endangered mammal (the largest in North America) has experienced a tumultuous past, and could be considered symbolic of the relationship between early settlers and indigenous communities. This coin offers us a fine portrait of a female and male bison; the bull is slightly larger than the cow as they stand together in a grassy landscape. The mating ritual of the bison is an interesting one: male bison may linger around a female bison until allowed to mate, shadowing them and chasing away rival males. They may also shield a cow's vision so she cannot see any challenging bulls; these new potential mates must then bellow to get her attention. This proof coin uses a soft-matte finish on the couple to showcase the delicate details of the engraving against a brilliant mirror background. This multidimensional piece would be a welcome addition to any Canadian or wildlife-based collection, as would the entire 4-coin series honouring the mighty bison.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2014

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39grams
Bullion Weight: 1 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Bison
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Bison

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