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2014 Canada $5 Prehistoric Animals - The Woolly Mammoth 1/10oz. Gold (No Tax)

2014 Canada $5 Prehistoric Animals - The Woolly Mammoth 1/10oz. Gold (No Tax)


 
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2014 Canada $5 Prehistoric Animals - The Woolly Mammoth 1/10oz. Gold (No Tax)

Despite the species' extinction 10,000 years ago, the woolly mammoth continues to inspire and intrigue many who identify it with the last glacial period. With this finely detailed gold coin, the Royal Canadian Mint commemorates this impressive mammal that once roamed parts of present-day Canada.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Michael Skrepnik features a scientifically accurate depiction of a woolly mammoth, verified by paleontologists from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. With its head raised, the mammoth's trunk is outstretched between its famously long, curved tusks. The thick, coarse fur that enables it to survive the colder temperatures is shorter here, reflecting the moulting that scientists believe took place in the early summer. The mammoth's extra hump of fat is seen over the shoulders and are in the background, the low grasses and gentle sloping hills of the mammoth's habitat stretches past the image's outer rim on both sides. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 132486
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Mintage: 3,000
Weight (g): 3.14
Diameter (mm): 16
Face Value: $5
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- First in the new Prehistoric Animals Series!
- Thanks to the environments that mammoth remains have been found in, they have become one of the most well-known species associated with the ice age. Paleontologists have even decoded part of their DNA!
- Packaged with a beautiful graphic beauty box. - The mammoth fills nearly the entire face of the coin, shown in a striking side profile, sculpted in exceptional detail.
- The fur of the mammoth has been given a soft matte finish that contrasts against the brilliant background and pulls the mammoth toward the viewer.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box.

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