As the predominant deer species throughout western Canada and southern portions of the Yukon, the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) roams the mountains, forests and grasslands in search of the grasses, foliage and lichen that sustain it. This creature of beauty and majestic stature plays a vital role in its ecosystem, but is also admired for its majestic stature. With this breathtaking silver coin, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates a beloved animal whose presence adds to the remarkable beauty found in Canada’s great outdoors.
Item Number: 143319
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 1.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Trevor Tennant
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- A breathtaking mix of traditional engraving, stunning high-definition colour, frosted elements and an immaculate proof finish.
- By using a rich colour over the engraved surface, the mule deer and their surroundings are brought to life with added depth and definition in an already stunning design.
- Beautifully designed by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant, this Canadian wildlife-inspired coin is a must-have addition for any nature or animal lover in your family.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant recreates the breathtaking colours of an autumn morning in one of western Canada’s many forests. Here, a male and female mule deer have made their way to lower elevations where they have entered a foothills meadow to forage. The early morning light creates a blue cast on the misty scenery, softening the vibrant autumn colours of the surrounding foliage. In the foreground, the buck stands tall and attentive to any sound, turning its head to the left, while a doe follows behind in the background; with the annual rutting season soon approaching, this male’s swollen neck and large rack already contribute to its imposing stature, making him the dominant male within his territory. A beautiful overlay of colour to the engraved design allows the viewer to glimpse the mule deer’s distinctive characteristics, from the dark tan-coloured fur with white patches on its throat and face, to the long black-rimmed ears and the buck’s forked antlers.