The Canadian Wildlife Series coins were well received by numismatists, and remain immensely popular today even though production of the coins ended in 2013. The six-coin series featured famous creatures from the Canadian wilderness, and each was struck on a limited basis, generating demand and intense interest among collectors in particular. Today, the 2013 1 oz Silver Canadian Pronghorn Antelope Coin is available with NGC certification on Silver.com.
- Fifth coin in the series and first released in 2013.
- Only 293 coins have earned this grade thus far from the NGC.
- Arrives in a protective slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the Canadian government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 68 by the NGC.
- Features the image of a Pronghorn Antelope grazing in the plains.
Canadian Wildlife Series coins were introduced two designs at a time by the Royal Canadian Mint between 2011 and 2013. The Silver Canadian Pronghorn Antelope coin was the first coin released in 2013, and the first in the series designed by famed Canadian artist Emily Damstra. Prior to Damstra, Royal Canadian Mint Assistant Engraver William Woodruff designed the coins in the series.
The 2013 1 oz Silver Canadian Pronghorn Antelope coins in this product listing have an MS68 grade from the NGC. Coins with this grade have an attractive strike, full mint luster, and a maximum of four minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to miniscule contact marks and often found outside the primary focal area of the coin.
On the reverse is the image of the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere, the Pronghorn Antelope. It is featured along with engravings that read “Canada,” “9999,” and “Fine Silver 1 oz. Argent Pur.”
The obverse bears that familiar image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile portrait was created in 2003, and is featured along with inscriptions that read “Elizabeth II” above, and “2013 Five Dollars” below.
The Royal Canadian Mint has produced everything from gold bars to pay off war debt for Britain following World War I, to gold, silver, and bronze medals for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games.
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