An inspiring emblem of strength, the plains bison (Bison bison bison) that once dominated the vast Canadian prairie continues to be a species of great historical and cultural importance in Canada. It never fails to capture our imaginations through its imposing stature and innate strength, as conveyed by the two bulls featured in this 2 oz.
99.99% pure silver portrait. A classic portrait with classically engraved details-it's a true testament to fine craftsmanship and artistry. 99.99% pure silver coin features a classic design style and classically engraved details. There are no hidden features or special tech-it's simply a captivating work of art that has been perfectly executed in the finest silver.
Only 4,500 coins have been struck. Given the low mintage and the popularity of the theme, this bison portrait is sure to be a sought-after piece!A striking addition to any silver or wildlife-themed collection. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Your coin is crafted in a 2 oz. Of 99.99% pure silver and features a 50 mm diameter that provides more space for finely engraved details. On your coin's reverse, multiple frostings add a sense of depth and create a striking contrast between the different design elements, resulting in a more realistic portrait of the bison and its environment. Composition 99.99% pure silver. Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box. Is it'buffalo' or'bison'?
Those terms are often used interchangeably, but scientifically speaking, they're two different species: bison are indigenous to North America and Europe, while buffalo are found in Africa (cape buffalo) and Asia (water buffalo). Two subspecies are found in Canada: the plains bison and the wood bison. The wood bison is heavier and has a more distinctive shoulder hump, while the plains bison is lighter in colour and has a stockier build.
Designed by Canadian wildlife artist Claudio D'Angelo, your coin's reverse features a side-view portrait of two plains bison (Bison bison bison) in its grassland habitat during the harsh winter months. Two males (members of a bachelor group) are positioned in a way that best showcases their physical features, with one bull standing at the top of a knoll and the other below facing the opposite direction. The obverse features a field pattern and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
While sketching out various design possibilities, I came up with the idea of a bison bull walking up a mound, with a second one walking in the opposite direction below, effectively creating a clockwise motion. It allowed me to illustrate both animals in their entirety, while also keeping with a round format. Years ago, I had the good fortune of observing bison in the wild, and I was struck by the imposing stature and domineering nature of the bulls.I had no doubt that these were not animals to be trifled with, and that memory fueled my desire to evoke as much of their inherent grandeur as possible. Eric Boyer, 3D Artist and Engraver.
No-tech coins are like coming home for an engraver: they're familiar, even rejuvenating. It's a joy to sculpt a natural, organic scene with a striking composition. And a layout like this one, where the focus is nicely centred, allows me to use the maximum relief height assigned by Engineering to realize the full form and weight of these majestic animals. ERIC BOYER, 3D ARTIST AND ENGRAVER.
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