2017 $15 In the Eyes of the Lynx - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932087750

RCM Number:
163463
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Description

The mythical keeper of secrets and seer of truths, the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) is most active when night descends upon the boreal forest. Its acute vision is well suited to hunting in low-light conditions, a fact highlighted on the second coin in the Animal Eyes series, which combines an enamel effect and glow-in-the-dark technology to mimic the wondrous luminescence of these wild eyes.

The steady, unyielding gaze of the Canada lynx has a marked intensity to it in this reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater. The close-up portrait offers a rare face-to-face encounter with a famously elusive wild cat, whose mesmerizing features are engraved in outstanding textural detail. Special emphasis is placed on the felid's eyes, thanks to the application of an innovative enamel effect that re-creates the glossy look of a traditional paint application, but with more nuanced colour variance to give these irises a more life-like appearance. The effect is enhanced by glow-in-the-dark technology, which mimics the naturally luminous effect of the nocturnal hunter's stare during a rare nighttime encounter. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

SECOND coin in a series showcasing the remarkable eyes of Canada's wildlife species, all beautifully engraved in outstanding detail!

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 15 Dollars
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 23.17 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.744 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Engraved close-up portrait of the Lynx
Artist: Curtis Atwater
Finish: Proof
Series: Eyes of Canada's Wildlife Species, No. 2 of 3
Quantity Produced: 6500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife, Nature, Canadiana


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