2017 $100 FINE SILVER COIN SCULPTURE OF MAJESTIC CANADIAN ANIMALS: BIGHORN SHEEP
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!
Item Number: 156464
Composition: 99.9% pure silver
Weight (g): 315.71
Diameter (mm): 65
Face Value: $100
Artist: Karl Lansing
Packaging: Wooden circular base with black box
- 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.
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.