2015 $125 FINE SILVER COIN - CONSERVATION SERIES: THE WHOOPING CRANE
This new series by the Royal Canadian Mint highlights Canada’s rich biodiversity, and our natural heritage. The first coin in this new three-coin Conservation series features the majestic whooping crane, whose plight is an oft-cited story of near-extinction and ongoing recovery.
Item Number: 147032
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 500
Diameter (mm): 85
Face Value: $125
Artist: Luc Normandin
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
This coin introduces the Royal Canadian Mint’s newest series of three silver coins which highlights the importance of the preservation of Canada’s wilderness.
Also available as part of a 3-coin subscription, it also comes with a hand crafted, three coin wooden collector box.
Finely detailed engraving captures the breathtaking beauty of the whooping crane within a natural wetlands setting.
The whooping crane has rarely been featured on coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. This large 85-millimetres silver coin showcases North America’s tallest bird beautifully.
An intricately detailed portrait of this special species is highlighted with a variety of carefully applied finishes.
Very low mintage worldwide.
An exceptional addition to any nature-, fauna- or Canadiana-themed collection.
A stunning gift for people who love birds, natural imagery, exquisite natural artwork, and Canadian themes.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Luc Normandin captures all of the majesty, elegance and beauty of a whooping crane in flight. Fully extended, the bird’s broad wings fill the upper space of the image's field, revealing the black flight feathers that are normally hidden when the bird is at rest. The crane’s long neck and legs are extended as it takes flight, lending the image a sense of energy and movement. Behind the whooping crane, its nesting habitat in the Canadian wetlands is beautifully rendered in fine detail, complete with the tall grasses and wooded areas along the marsh’s edge.