2015 25c Rock Rabbit - Pure Gold Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2015

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This charming and unique 2015 25-cent pure gold coin celebrates Canada’s rich biodiversity, with different ecosystems that support a vast number of animal species. The Royal Canadian Mint’s series of small pure gold coins proudly showcases some of Canada’s smaller animal residents – including the smallest member of the rabbit family, the pika, seen on this coin. Struck in an affordable and compact half-gram of .9999 pure gold with a diameter of 11mm, this proof-quality coin would make a thoughtful gift for animal-lovers and collectors alike. As a pure gold coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.

The Design:
Despite the coin’s small size, this side-profile portrait of a pika, as designed by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks, captures the mammal’s soft features and expression in exquisite detail. Inquisitively peering up to the right, the pika is poised with its front paws leaning against a loose pile of rocks that line the slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Masterful engraving recreates this timid creature’s prominent, rounded ears as well as the fur that covers its stocky little body and face.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Cents
Year: 2015

Diameter: 11mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 0.5 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.016 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Side-profile portrait of a pika, peering up and poised with its front paws leaning against a pile or rocks that line the slopes of the Canadian Rockies
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 10,000
Monarch: King George V
Theme: Wildlife - Mammals

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