Intricately rendered by the engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint, the contrasting finishes allow all amazing details and textures of both of the magnificent animal, as well as its imposing natural environment, to be fully discerned and appreciated! Is made all the more desirable by the Mint's extraordinary colorization techniques. Tremendous investment potential here, as well as the meticulous, traditional engraving.Extraordinary applied technology for which the Royal Canadian Mint is known world-wide! Proof, minted on a full one troy ounce planchet of 99.99% pure silver. (the purest on the planet)!
A true investment piece for the discriminating wildlife. Lover, savvy numismatic investor and/or quarter collector! The iconic caribou, in vibrant, living color and struck. Silver on the planet with a proof finish!The caribou has appeared on the Canadian quarter since 1937 - and this silver proof. We recommend quick action to get in on the ground floor now! A Highly Detailed, Original Work of Art. By Wildlife Artist Trevor Tennant!
The design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant is an original work of art that features a male standing together on a rocky rise in the foreground. Is viewed in profile from its right side, regarding the viewer cautiously, his years of experience born out both by his huge rack of antlers as well as the native intelligence in his eyes. In the foreground, the low arctic moss and lichens that make up his diet are in full color. His powerful neck and large head are lowered raise as he seems to sniff the air. The massive rack of antlers atop its head is presented to stunning effect, providing an interesting side view of the structure with its shovel-like front tines and sharp multi-pointed rear tines rising high above the back of its head.In the background, a wide, choppy river flows toward the horizon, bisected in the far background by an island. In the distant background rise foothills that give way to jagged Arctic.
Low clouds dot the sky above the mountains as the panorama of Canada's Great White North stretches for dozens of miles into the distance. Ancient Spirit of the North: The Mighty Caribou.
Known as caribou in North America and reindeer. And Asia, is a member of the. In Canada, this family also includes moose. Native to Canada, four subspecies of. Zones spanning from the West Coast to Newfoundland.
And from the USA-Canada border to Ellesmere Island. In total, Canada is home to about 2.4 million caribou. One of the worlds largest populations.
This midsized ruminant lives primarily on nutrient-rich lichens in the winter, adding leaves and grasses to its diet as they become available in the warmer months. All caribou shovel their way to lichens through winter snows using specially adapted hooves. The hooves, whose rigidity changes with the seasons to give the animal greater grip on ice, rock, or boggy land, also grow much longer in winter to give the caribou greater traction on snow. The two dewclaws at the back of each hoof help to improve the caribous weight distribution and balance in any terrain.
To escape their main predator, the grey wolf. Caribou can run at speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour, and are fast, strong swimmers. All caribou have noses with special adaptations that increase the surface area of the nostrils so that they can heat the frozen Arctic. Air as they inhale, before it reaches their lungs. Recent research suggests that caribou.May be able to see ultraviolet lightif so, they are the only mammal that can. The adaptation is believed to result from the need to visually distinguish objects in an environment which offers little visual contrast in the normal light range. In that both sexes grow antlers.
Though the males antlers are typically larger, giving them dominance through the summer months and autumn mating season, pregnant females retain their antlers long after the males have shed theirs in late autumn, thereby becoming dominant over the herd through the long winter months until they return to their calving grounds and give birth in May and June. Are exceptional travelers, covering more ground in their migrations than any other land animal. Some of Canadas caribou populations travel 5,000 kilometers each year. They migrate together in enormous herds; in spring, these groups can number 500,000 and are an amazing sight to behold. The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin.
The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a. This silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!
A meticulously detailed and finely engraved detail of large male caribou. Surveying its domain atop the crest of a mountain in its native Arctic environment.
The traditional-style engraving has produced a magnificent work of beauty. The date and denomination are also indicated.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D.
REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears. The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Is the only member of the deer family in which females also grow antlers. Biologists believe it may be due to the intense competition caribou face digging for lichen and other plants.
Antlers are grown and shed annually, but pregnant females will lose their antlers later than males, possibly to gain an added reservoir of calcium for their gestating calves. The caribous antlers are its most striking characteristic. Male antlers can weigh as much as 15 kg and grow 130 cm long to give the caribou quite an imposing stature. In reality, the caribou itself is surprisingly small, measuring roughly 140 cm at the shoulder.
This shorter, more compact build is believed to be a specialized adaptation to conserve heat and energy in the cold northern climate. Caribou live in Canadas most isolated regions beyond the 49th parallel. They are categorized into three ecotypes based on specific behaviours and adaptations they have developed living in different habitats. The tundra ecotype reigns as the longest land migrant on Earth, spending winter in the boreal forest and moving to the tundra north of the 55th parallel in summer to calvean astounding roundtrip of 6,000 km per year that beautifully illustrates the vastness that is Canada. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 28 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world.The item "Canada 2014 Caribou 1 Oz Pure Silver $20 Color Proof MINT SOLD OUT! MINTAGE 8500" is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.