2016 25c Fox and Hare: Traditional Arctic Fox - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932071629

RCM Number:
149698
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Description

This four-coin series explores the predator and prey relationship of the Arctic fox and the Arctic hare in Canada's far North, where the harsher climate necessitates unique adaptations that have set these two species apart. The first coin focuses on the features of a prolific hunter, as seen in this life-like depiction of an Arctic fox.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features a side-profile view of an Arctic fox (Vulpes lagoons), depicted here in the style of a traditional wildlife portrait. Meticulous engraving recreates the fox's features with extraordinary precision on such a small canvas, giving it a life-like quality that beautifully captures the texture of its thick, winter pelt. Standing still in the wintry landscape, the fox's small, rounded ears are alert as it quietly steadies its gaze on its prey beyond the image field.

A beautiful and unique gift for any nature or Canadiana themed collection!

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Cents
Year: 2016

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 11mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 0.016 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Arctic Fox
Artist: Pierre Leduc
Finish: Proof
Series: Predator vs. Prey
Quantity Produced: 6500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife


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