2016 $20 Baby Animals: Porcupine - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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To celebrate CanadaÕs rich biodiversity, the Royal Canadian Mint highlights the animal kingdomÕs family bonds in a series that features endearing images of CanadaÕs baby animals. The seventh coin in this series showcases CanadaÕs legendary porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) species with a touching image of a young porcupine (porcupette) learning to forage alongside its mother in one of CanadaÕs many forests.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant depicts a young porcupine (porcupette) in one of CanadaÕs many forests. Selective colour enhances the detailed engraving and brings this side-view image to life, recreating the porcupetteÕs dense black coat intermingled with long guard hairs and white-tinged quills. While the mother in the engraved background has turned a curious eye toward the viewer, the dark-coloured porcupette seems unconcerned with our intrusion; its attention is innocently focused on the pink clover and green leaves that have sprung up from the forest floor at the foot of a tree. Gripping the wildflower in its forepaw, the porcupette brings it to its mouth to enjoy a small feast as part of the transition to its herbaceous diet.

A heart-warming gift for any animal lover and a wonderful start to a young personÕs collection.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.0091 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Young porcupine (porcupette) in foreground, mother in background
Artist: Trevor Tennant
Finish: Proof
Series: Baby Animals
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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