Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists Claudio DAngelo (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). From provincial coats of arms to sporting mascots, the mighty moose has long been one of Canada's most popular symbols.
Now, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates this iconic creature by immortalizing it in this stunning coin. Found in forests across Canada - from the Alaskan border to Newfoundland and Labrador - this "gentle giant" is known for its easy-going nature.
This, along with its determination, makes the moose the perfect representative for the spirit of Canada's wilderness and the people who inhabit the land! A special design of the majestic moose!The various finishes and color applied to this coin help set the stage of this wintery scene further enhancing the story of this wondrous creature. Each beautifully crafted coin brings together two icons that have long defined the Canadian wilderness - a moose and winter. The moose seems scarcely troubled by the snow-covered terrain; an inspiring glimpse into the incredible resilience that characterizes all wildlife living in northern climes. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. This coin offers a side profile of a bull moose as it makes its way through a forest clearing.
In this tranquil wintry setting, the moose is rendered in stunning detail - from its thick fur to the majesty of its antlers, its features are etched in great detail. The dark-colored moose is scarcely troubled by the snow-covered terrain as it descends a gentle incline amidst snow-clad trees in the background. Males (or bulls) weigh an average of 600 kilograms, but some have also been known to weigh as much as 1,500 kilograms!
Antlers are shed and re-grown each year! They can span up to 1.5 meters, which adds to the moose's already imposing size. Their bone growth rate is believed to be among the fastest of any animal in the world!
This mighty creature is a vegetarian. It eats up to 23 kilograms of vegetation daily - half of its diet comes from flowering plants and tree shoots, while the other half consists of aquatic plants. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clam-shell protected by a black beauty box. Are also available for an additional charge. Check out my other items.Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Unsearched 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 "Canada 2015 $20 The Majestic Moose 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Color Proof" is in sale since Tuesday, October 28, 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, Aruba, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cayman islands, Macao, Viet nam, Uruguay.