This charming, 25-cent pure gold coin pays tribute to the bold, energetic and sometime mischievous chipmunk! With a diameter of 11mm, this coin is endearing in its compact size, much like the tiny chipmunk itself. Its simple, striking design portrays the lovable (though occasionally infuriating) creature in a pose Canadians have seen countless times over, holding an acorn in its tiny grasp. The hardworking chipmunk witnessed running around one of Canada's countless groves and forests in late autumn is a sure sign of the impending frost of winter. This is also why the genus name (Tamias) comes from the Greek word meaning "treasurer" or "steward", referring to its role in plant dispersal around an ecosystem as it collects and stores food for the winter. Weighing in at 0.5g of pure gold and presented in a brilliant proof finish, this coin is an excellent, affordable way to start (or add to) your own gold collection!