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2018 Canada $20 Frozen in Ice - Woolly Mammoth Fine Silver Coin

2018 Frozen in Ice Woolly Mammoth Fine Silver


 
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2018 Canada $20 Frozen in Ice - Woolly Mammoth Fine Silver Coin

Frozen in ice: a colourful window in time! Get to know one of the amazing Ice Age species that once roamed North America. This unique coin captures a herd of Mammuthus primigenius — the iconic woolly mammoth—in detailed engraving and selective colour under a frosted chunk of 'ice.'

For millennia, herds of enormous woolly mammoth roamed the frozen landscapes of North America. Covered in insulating moisture-resistant hair that could measure up to a metre in length, adult mammoths weighed up to 8,000 kilograms and grew to more than three metres in height. They used their massive tusks to fend off predators and to dig in the snow and gather food. Though their key predators were the various large cats and wolves that populated the continent—and even then, only when the mammoth were young enough to fell—human hunters proved perhaps the deadliest of all for the mammoth and are believed to have eradicated them in a number of regions. The last mammoth population, on Russia's Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean, died out around 2000 BC.

Specifications:
Item Number: 164818
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 5,000
Weight: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Glen Loates (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• Innovative "trapped-in-ice" design! Artist Glen Loates' beautiful and intricately detailed portrait is just the beginning. The reverse image is struck in purest proof-finish silver, while the portion featured under the "ice" is beautifully coloured.
• Series premiere! This is the first coin in an exciting series of embellished coins featuring animals found in Canada during the last Ice Age.
• Low mintage of only 5,000 coins worldwide.
• Nature at its 'coolest!' A unique addition to any Canadian-themed, history-focused, or nature-inspired collection.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

Please note: This product is no longer tax exempt due to modifications to the coin, including (but not limited to):
• Embellishments such as sculptures or moving parts
• Crystals, gemstones or diamonds embedded into the coin
• Sculptures and/or other moving parts
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