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2013 $20 Untamed Canada - Pronghorn Antelope (#2) Fine Silver (No Tax)

2013 $20 Untamed Canada - Pronghorn Antelope (#2) Fine Silver (No Tax)


 
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2013 $20 Untamed Canada - Pronghorn Antelope (#2) Fine Silver (No Tax)

Every day, the dramatic tales of the untamed wilderness are played out across Canada's vast landscape-as they have been for untold millennia.

The reverse image by Canadian artist Tivadar Bote features a unique stylized image, inspired by woodblock design, of a Pronghorn set against symbolic elements of its Canadian habitat.

The Pronghorn, viewed in three-quarter profile, is presented in the foreground of the image, its namesake horns reaching majestically toward the top of the image, with its serene face and head set upon a muscular neck. In the background, the image of a circular sunburst replete with rays recalls the vast open skies of the Pronghorn's preferred habitat.

From the sunburst rise wheat motifs and rays of light. The circularity of this element echoes the circular field of the coin and hints at the cyclical nature of the Pronghorn's lifecycle.

Specifications:
Item Number: 123136
Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 8,500
Composition: 99.99% fine Silver
Weight (g): 31.60
Diameter (mm): 40
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- Second issue in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new Untamed Canada series featuring a bold artistic direction. This coin showcases five different coin finishes each with a separate degree of luster, exceptional engraving techniques and woodblock-inspired art.
- A dramatic approach to coin design inspired by the untamed nature of the Pronghorn rendered in 99.99% fine silver in a rare 40-millimetre diameter, to showcase the art and artistry.
- Low mintage of 8,500 coins is sure to make this series a favourite among collectors.
- A beautiful gift and distinguished addition to any collection featuring pure silver coins, nature and wildlife, unique and bold artwork, artisan themes, or Canadiana.

Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with black flock and protected by a black beauty box.

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