All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - The counterfeiting of numismatic coins, and the sale of stolen coins, are serious problems for coin collectors and dealers. Unlike many other coin dealers.To protect against these risks, we do not sell'second-hand' coins. All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. Composition - 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g) - 31.39 (one troy ounce). Artists - Michael Skrepnick (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Despite the species extinction 10,000 years ago, the woolly mammoth continues to inspire and intrigue many who identify it with the last glacial period.
With these finely detailed coins, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates this impressive mammal that once roamed parts of present-day Canada. The mammoth fills nearly the entire face of each coin, shown in a striking side profile, sculpted in exceptional detail.
First in the new Prehistoric Animals Series! Image fills almost the entire coin! This finely detailed portrayal of the mammoth has been selectively frosted to enhance the soft natural texture of the fur, and accent its smooth, curved tusks. The pose highlights the imposing stature of the mammoth, and the natural beauty of the tusks which could grow to 4 meters long! The coin features a scientifically accurate depiction of a woolly mammoth, verified by paleontologists from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.
With its head raised, the mammoths trunk is outstretched between its famously long, curved tusks. The thick, coarse fur that enables it to survive the colder temperatures is shorter here, reflecting the molting that scientists believe took place in the early summer.
The mammoths extra hump of fat appears over the shoulders. In the background, the low grasses and gentle sloping hills of the mammoths habitat stretches past the images outer rim on both sides. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in individual Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clam-shell protected by a custom beauty box.
Are also available for an additional charge. All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched.
Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins.Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just artists conception drawings from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting.
We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "2014 $20 Woolly Mammoth, 1st in Prehistoric Animals, 1 oz Pure Silver Proof Coin" is in sale since Saturday, August 23, 2014.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.