2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Lynx

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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At home in the boreal forests that stretch across much of this country, the Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis) commands attention with its beautiful features and secretive ways. This wildcat is a skilled hunter that easily adapts to the changing seasons—an admirable trait that makes it one of Canada’s beloved iconic species, as celebrated in this fine silver coin.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Denis Mayer Jr. presents a life-like depiction of the Canadian lynx deep in the boreal forest. With its head turned to the side, the lynx remains calm and composed as it crouches low on its perch atop a rocky outcrop, which provides it with a higher view of the area below. Selective colour highlights the meticulously engraved portrait of this wild felid, capturing it in fine detail—from the varying colours of its thick fur, the beard-like ruff on both sides of its face, and the black-tinged ear tufts. The coloured moss and grasses at its broad feet add a fresh tinge of green and brown colours that contrast beautifully with the pale-coloured lynx, all against the engraved forest that looms in the background.

  • Second coin issued in 2016 as part of the continuing Majestic Animal series, which celebrates Canada’s most distinctive animal species.
  • Multiple finishes, selective colour and precision engraving capture the elusive yet commanding beauty of the Canadian lynx in the wild.
  • Crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage worldwide.
  • This beloved series of coins is highly sought-after—those issued in 2015 sold out quickly, order this one today!
  • A prized addition to any nature, wilderness or Canadiana-themed collection, or a uniquely artistic gift to be cherished by outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
  • Includes subscription box.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Lynx
Artist: Denis Mayer Jr.
Finish: Proof
Series: Majestic Animals II
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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