Last updated on June 11th, 2021 at 01:04 am
Last Updated on June 11, 2021 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Collecting coins can be a wonderful hobby that promotes education, history and culture. Whether you’re looking for U.S. 50 State Quarters or Canadian pennies from each year, the hunt to find the coins to fill out your collection can be invigorating and educational. The Royal Canadian Mint offers beautiful collector’s coins each year as a special way to commemorate events and heritage. These four silver coins that feature Canadian animals make a great gift or addition to a coin collection. They’re a must-have for nature and animal lovers.
Coins Featuring Animal Portraits That Represent Canada
Canada has some amazing wild animals that are imposing and captivating. Not many people have the opportunity to get up close to the wildlife that represents Canada’s rugged beauty and untamed spirit. Maurade Baynton, the artist who designed the four silver coins, has a unique ability to capture the souls of these animals that are showcased in their natural habitat. The obverse of each coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
This 30 dollar silver coin is 50 mm in diameter, with a close-up of the bighorn sheep that is Alberta’s official provincial mammal. The backdrop is the Rockies, where the sheep prefer to live. Scientists can age the bighorn by the number of necklines in the horns. This coin is so detailed, you can almost count the necklines on the bighorn yourself.
The moose is one of the symbols of Canada, as it can be found in every province and territory except Prince Edward Island. Ontario includes a moose on its provincial coat of arms. Moose, even though the animal is the largest of the deer family, are a symbol of grace and elegance. They represent wisdom, strength and pride. Only the males have antlers. Moose prefer to live in Canada’s boreal forest, which is the backdrop for the majestic animal on this coin.
Deer are considered one of the keystone species in nature. Scientists use the deer to assess biological ecosystems. The white-tailed deer is from the same family as the moose. In some cultures, the white-tailed deer represents spiritual authority or regeneration. Deer are seen as gentle and compassionate and also prefer to live in the forest. Baynton captures their grace on this beautiful coin that has a limited mintage.
The bison is the largest mammal in North America. Many artists have used the bison as representative of the pioneering spirit of the West. It’s estimated that the bison have roamed the continent for thousands of years. At one time, the number of bison numbered in the millions, but in the early 20th century, the animal was almost extinct.
Conservation efforts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have preserved this mammoth animal. The bison holds a timeless place in the culture of Canada.
Collecting Coins To Learn More About Your World
These beautiful silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint tell a story and capture a piece of history. They are collectible coins that will grow in value, not only because they are pure silver, but because of their artistry and limited mintage. Only 2,500 of each coin in this set will be minted. Included with this set you will also receive four serialized certificates that prove each coin’s provenance.
Keep your coins in the collector’s case to present them in your home as a conversation piece to get your family and friends talking about the animals and what they represent to Canada. It’s a great way to discuss environmentalism and history. You may never get close to these animals in nature, but you can certainly own these beautiful silver coins to show off your appreciation. Order this collection from Colonial Acres Coins as a gift or for yourself today.