Royal Canadian Mint
2015 $20 FINE SILVER COIN BABY ANIMALS: WHITE-TAILED DEER
To celebrate Canada’s rich biodiversity, the Royal Canadian Mint highlights the animal kingdom’s family bonds in a series that features endearing images of Canada’s baby animals. The sixth coin in this Young Wildlife series showcases a young white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) alongside its mother in one of Canada’s many forested areas.
Item Number: 144572
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof with colour
Artist: Glen Loates
Packaging:Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- This is the sixth coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Baby Animal series of coins that lovingly depict baby animals in a natural setting.
- The intricately engraved design is complemented by the use of selective colouring, which recreates the young white-tailed deer’s handsome reddish-brown coat under a canopy of bright green maple leaves.
- While engraving adds depth to the reverse design, an added dimension is gained by the positioning of the maple leaves above the mother and child in order to immerse them in a tranquil—and typically Canadian—forest setting.
- Crafted from 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage of 7,500. An outstanding addition to any Canadiana-, wildlife- or nature-themed collection.
- A heart-warming gift for any animal lover and a wonderful way to start a young person’s collection.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates depicts a young white-tailed deer (fawn) with its mother (doe) in one of Canada’s many forested areas. A three-quarter profile and the use of selective colouring beautifully showcase the fawn’s reddish-brown coat, which is marked from its neck down to its tail by hundreds of bright white spots scattered along each side. Its black, pointed nose and eyes give the fawn a tender expression as it moves with increasing steadiness through the forest on long, hooved legs. Finely detailed engraving captures the doe’s features as she stands protectively at the fawn’s side, ever attentive to any signs of danger from a predator that may be lurking nearby. Meanwhile, summer’s bright sunlight filters through the vibrant, green-coloured canopy of maple leaves and casts shadows along the forest floor, where a fallen tree and vegetation add more dimension to the image’s engraved setting.