Although the white-tailed deer is common across much of southern Canada, seeing one is still a special treat for nature lovers. A symbol of the elusive yet constant presence of nature in this land, the white-tailed deer is now available for viewing year round—thanks to this exquisite new series of coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Item Number: 130596
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Edge: Plain with edge lettering
Artist: Desmond McCaffrey
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- This 1-ounce 99.99% pure silver coin features expert engraving and the use of multiple finishes to bring out the stunning details in this image of two bucks squaring off in the late-November mating season.
- Second in the 4-coin series featuring the White-Tailed deer.
- This 1-ounce coin features edge lettering indicating its metal weight.
- A low mintage of only 7,500 coins means that this edition is sure to be sought after by collectors.
- The Royal Canadian Mint has rarely featured the white-tailed deer on its Numismatic coins.
- A beautiful addition to any collection featuring fine artwork, natural images, native species of Canada, symbols of awe and nature, or Canadiana.
- A thoughtful and valuable gift for nature lovers and art aficionados.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Desmond McCaffrey features an image of two mature male white-tailed deer squaring off during the autumn rut. Designed to showcase the grace and power of two fighting bucks at the height of their strength, this image renders in fine detail two males locking their large multi-tined antler racks. With pleasing visual symmetry, the males face each other from the left and right sides of the image. They have just run at each other and now balance on their front legs in a powerful push for dominance. Their blunt-nosed muzzles are turned toward the viewer. Their variations of shading and rippling neck and back muscles are rendered in dimensional detail. The bucks fight in a large open field of sparse, dying grasses in late fall. Behind them is the dense and leafless autumnal boreal forest.