2017 $100 FINE SILVER COIN SCULPTURE OF MAJESTIC CANADIAN ANIMALS: BIGHORN SHEEP

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  • 2017 $100 FINE SILVER COIN SCULPTURE OF MAJESTIC CANADIAN ANIMALS: BIGHORN SHEEP
  • 2017 $100 FINE SILVER COIN SCULPTURE OF MAJESTIC CANADIAN ANIMALS: BIGHORN SHEEP
  • 2017 $100 FINE SILVER COIN SCULPTURE OF MAJESTIC CANADIAN ANIMALS: BIGHORN SHEEP
  • 2017 $100 FINE SILVER COIN SCULPTURE OF MAJESTIC CANADIAN ANIMALS: BIGHORN SHEEP
$1,099.95

Description

The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is famous for effortlessly ascending the steep slopes of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, where the ram’s curled horns are a symbol of status. Rising up like the alpine terrain it inhabits, the bighorn-shaped sculpture on the reverse of this fine silver coin perfectly conveys the beauty, strength and dauntless spirit of an iconic Canadian species!

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

SRP: $1,099.95
Item Number: 156464
UPC: 6-23932-08446-9
Composition: 99.9% pure silver
Mintage: 1,200
Weight (g): 315.71
Diameter (mm): 65
Face Value: $100
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Karl Lansing
Packaging: Wooden circular base with black box

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • FOURTH in a five-coin series that takes a multi-dimensional approach to celebrating Canada’s most iconic animal species.
  • An exquisitely sculpted work of art! The coin’s large diameter (65 mm) serves as the perfect pedestal for the gold-plated, bighorn-shaped sculpture rising up from the reverse.
  • Despite its unusual shape, each coin is safely protected inside a dome-like capsule that protects it from the elements.
  • Limited mintage of only 1,200.

DESIGN
The reverse design by big game sculptor Karl Lansing features a superb representation of an animal ambassador for Canada’s mountainous landscape: the bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). The muscular mammal rises up from the coin’s silver surface, its authority unchallenged as it stands poised on a rocky outcrop and surveys its surroundings. Enhanced by opulent gold plating, the silver-cast sculpture truly shines thanks to the outstanding amount of detail—including the textured appearance of the bighorn’s pelage, and the rings that line the ram’s spiralled horns.

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