This coin celebrates the plains bison, the largest land animal in North America and an important part of the history of the Prairies region of Canada. The reverse image by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo captures a fierce struggle between two plains bisons during the mating season. The raw display of strength between these animals is the focal point of the coin design. As they clash over their choice of mate, the two rival bulls charge at each other with lowered heads, ready to butt both heads and horns. Their hooves paw at the ground, kicking up clouds of dust that swirl around them in the tension-filled air, until one suitor emerges victorious from the confrontation.