50th Anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), an organization that has achieved exceptional results in conserving Canadian wilderness and Canadians about environmental issues that concern us all.
Robert Bateman, the coin designer, is a world-renowned wildlife artist and an unflagging proponent of wildlife conservation and education. Mr. Bateman is an Honorary Life Member of CWF.
This 99.99% fine silver coin has a face value of 20 Dollars with a diameter of 38 millimetres and a weight of 31.39 grams. The reverse image features a detail from Robert Bateman's painting, The Moose Family. The original painting presents a bull moose leading a cow and young calf through a shallow, reed-lined wetland. This detail features the upraised head, neck, and multi-pronged antlers of the bull moose. The mighty animal's striking features are captured in a gracefully turned profile that elegantly fills the borderless reverse side's polished ground. In a Royal Canadian Mint first, Robert Bateman's signature is engraved at the bottom right side of the image. Also features the embossed text 'CANADA,' the dates '1962�2012' to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and the face value '20 DOLLARS.' The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 120887
Face Value: 20 dollars
Composition: 99.99% Fine Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
-Coin features design based on a painting by renowned Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman; this particular coin was based on the painting The Moose Family which Robert Bateman created specifically for the Canadian Wildlife Federation to commemorate its 50th Anniversary.
-RCM's first! Coin features Robert Bateman's signature.
-Coin is in pure alloy No GST!
-A limited mintage is available to coin collectors worldwide.
-Makes the perfect gift for Wildlife/Art lovers.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.