9999 Pure Silver Color Proof. 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) - 31.38 1 troy oz. Certificate - serialized (serial numbers will vary).
Face value - 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists - Trevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The sight of a magnificent mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) foraging by the roadside or in a nearby meadow provides a memorable encounter for any nature and animal lover. Named for its long ears that resemble those of a mule, the mule deer is a creature of great beauty and majestic stature.
With this breathtaking silver coin, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates a remarkable animal whose presence only adds to the remarkable beauty found in Canada's great outdoors. The predominant deer species throughout western Canada and southern portions of the Yukon, the mule deer roams the mountains, forests and grasslands in search of the grasses, herbs, foliage, mushrooms and lichen that make up its plant-based diet. In the winter, old-growth forests and shrub-land provide shelter for groups of mule deer; in the summer, the deer often opt to move to higher elevations where they can forage for new growth.A breathtaking mix of traditional engraving, stunning high-definition color, frosted elements and an immaculate proof finish. By using a rich color over the engraved surface, the mule deer and their surroundings are brought to life with added depth and definition in an already stunning design. Beautifully designed by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant, this Canadian wildlife-inspired coin is a must-have addition for any nature or animal lover in your family. A low mintage of only 6,500 makes this coin especially exclusive. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. The reverse image by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant recreates the breathtaking colours of an autumn morning in one of western Canada's many forests. Here, a male and female mule deer have made their way to lower elevations where they have entered a foothills meadow to forage.
The early morning light creates a blue cast on the misty scenery, softening the vibrant autumn colours of the surrounding foliage. In the foreground, the buck stands tall and attentive to any sound, turning its head to the left, while a doe follows behind in the background; with the annual rutting season soon approaching, this male's swollen neck and large rack already contribute to its imposing stature, making him the dominant male within his territory.
Adding a beautiful overlay of colour to the engraved design allows the viewer to glimpse the mule deer's distinctive characteristics, from the dark tan-coloured fur with white patches on its throat and face, to the long black-rimmed ears and the buck's forked antlers. The mule deer measures almost a meter high at the shoulder. In its prime, an adult male (or buck) may weigh up to 180 kilograms, while a female (doe) weighs between 50 and 75 kilograms. The mule deer has been nicknamed "jumper" for its stiff-legged stride and its jumping reaction when alarmed. It is an excellent swimmer-on occasion, a doe will swim to islands to give birth far from known predators, while others have been known to swim between islands that are up to 25 kilometers apart!
Mule deer have better night vision than humans, but we have better daytime and color vision. We lose again when it comes to our sense of smell: the mule deer's sense of smell may be up to 1,000 times stronger than ours! Measuring 2/3 the length of their head, those large ears give the mule deer acute hearing; they are very sensitive to sounds, yet they rely more on their sense of smell. The mule deer's tan-colored coat darkens through the seasons, becoming a grizzled brown by the winter.Most does will give birth every year after their second year; twin fawns are the norm, or occasionally triplets! The Mule deer sheds its antlers every year between January and March; they regrow April through August-in time for the rutting season in November! Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell protected by a custom graphic beauty box.
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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.We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork 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. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative".
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