The seventh coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new 2014 O Canada series focusing on iconic Canadian images celebrates the rich heritage of ranching and the cowboy lifestyle in western Canada.
Item Number: 129327
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Finish: Matte Proof
Artist: Bernie Brown
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- Masterfully crafted by Royal Canadian Mint engravers using a variety of engraving techniques and finishes to bring depth and texture to the artist’s original depiction of an iconic Western Canadian moment.
- Own a piece of Canada’s natural beauty, vividly captured in a half-ounce of 99.99% pure silver.
- An excellent addition to any nature-focused, cowboy-themed, or Canadiana collection.
- A beautiful gift or collectible for those who love Canada’s natural beauty, western and cowboy themes, the outdoors, natural images, original artwork, and Canadian themes.
The arresting reverse design by Canadian artist Bernie Brown presents a Canadian cowboy on horseback surveying the land west of Okotoks, Alberta—in the Rocky Mountain foothills south of Calgary. Standing on a grassy hillside in the left foreground, the cowboy and his mount are viewed in profile from their right sides. The cowboy wears the characteristic cowboy hat and fringed suede breeches of his profession and sits high in the saddle. In the middle distance behind him and on the right of the image roam a few members of the herd of cattle he is carefully watching grazing on a flat, grassy plain. Far off in the distance, looking westward, we see rolling foothills leading to the sharp, snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies.