9999 FINE SILVER COIN SET - LYNX The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is easy to identify. With thick fur, prominent cheek ruffs, a short, black-tipped tail and oversize paws, it is perfectly adapted for winter. And its distinctive ear tufts amplify sound to make it a formidable hunter. Solitary and elusive, the lynx can be found in Canada's boreal forests from Newfoundland to the Yukon Territories.
It hunts squirrels, grouse and deer, but its preference by far is the snowshoe hare. In fact the populations of these two animals are inextricably linked. As long as 200 years ago, the Hudson Bay Company began noting how a rise in lynx led to a drop in rabbits; and how fewer rabbits led to fewer lynx.
Back then, the lynx population would peak at 70 times its low. Today, development, forestry and hunting have brought this number down to six. Efforts to revive the lynx population are ongoing. And you can show your affection for this wildlife treasure with these 99.99% silver coins ¥ each one struck with a dramatic visual essay of this beautiful animal.Struck in fractional denominations that are traditionally reserved for platinum coins, this fourcoin set is one of unquestionable prestige! -Features the exquisite design of the Lynx that first appeared on the Platinum Proof Set in 1995.
New lower mintage for this series. Packaging: Maroon display case with an insert which houses the coin. Protected by a black beauty box. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in this country: CA.This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.