The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins! Only 6,000 coins will be made worldwideorder today as your coin is a limited work of art in its own right and highly collectible! A mountain goat looks out from perilous heights in this wildlife portrait by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, its hooves solid on the steep rocky ledge.
In the background, one of countless Canadian mountains rises above an alpine valley where a river flows. Selective colour brings added dimension to the alpine trees, rocky ledge and mountain goat in the foreground. Its signature black horns, short tail, shaggy coat, and burly build are unmistakable in this exquisitely detailed design.
The mountain goats hooves have two flexible toes that can be squeezed together or spread apart to fit perfectly over a crack or piece of rock. The convex-shaped pad is slightly larger than the nail, and functions like a suction cup with a rough surface to deliver maximum traction on smooth rock and ice. Mountain goats have black, slightly curved horns that grow 15-28 cm long. They live in an aggressive social structure, but dont butt heads.
Instead, they use their horns to poke, push and shove. Studies show that while bighorn sheep experience one conflict every two or three hours, mountain goats experience three to six confrontationsevery hour! James Cook was given mountain goat hides by Tlingit traders in 1778, he thought they were from white bears. The goats fine, dense wool is covered by an outer layer of hollow hairs that can grow to 20 cm. They protect against -46ºC temperatures and winds of 161 km/h, but are shed in spring.Billies (males) shed first, and pregnant nannies (females) molt last. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. Pierre Leduc (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse).
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