The second gold coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new 2014 O Canada series focusing on iconic Canadian images salutes that most Canadian of wildlife symbols, the moose.
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g): 3.14
Diameter (mm): 16
Face Value: $5
Artist: Trevor Tennant
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- The second gold coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2014 O Canada series featuring iconic images celebrating all that makes Canada unique showcases the moose!
- Masterfully crafted by Royal Canadian Mint engravers, struck in premium proof finish to bring depth and texture to this stunning image of Canadian wildlife, and rendered in 99.99% pure gold with limited mintages, these coins are sure to be sought after by serious collectors.
- Own a piece of Canada’s natural beautiful, painstakingly captured in a half-ounce of 99.99% pure gold.
- An excellent addition to any nature-focused or Canadiana collection.
- A beautiful gift or collectible for those who love wildlife, natural images, original artwork, and Canadian themes.
This coin is certified to be 99.99% pure gold with a diameter of 16 millimetres and a metal weight of 3.14 grams. The reverse design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant presents a profile portrait of a moose in its natural habitat. In this lovely portrait, the moose’s head, neck, and shoulders are presented from the right side. The image details the moose’s amazing antlers, which rise from its forehead just above its gentle eyes. Its tall, mule-like ears jut out above the antlers—an arrangement believed to help amplify sound and augment the moose’s sense of hearing. The moose’s wet, bushy fur, large round snout, and long dangling dewlap are rendered in beautiful detail as the moose looks back over its right shoulder at the viewer. In the background we see a northern wetland lined with dense aquatic vegetation. A pond or lake gives way to a coniferous forest and, in the distance, rocky foothills. The reverse is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2014,” and the face value of “5 DOLLARS.” The outer frame of the image also features a miniature styled moose head in profile. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.