A playful series of coins from the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates not just some of the native species of the North American continent, but it focuses in particular on their cute and cuddly young. The Canadian Baby Animals series has multiple offerings and displays the love between mother and child. Today, the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian Baby Animals Woodchuck Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a maroon clamshell with black graphic beauty box.
- 11th coin in the Baby Animals Series!
- Mintage limited to 5,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $20 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Baby woodchuck with its momma on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
The woodchuck is not a species unto itself, but rather is one of the names by which the groundhog is known. Referred to as the woodchuck or whistle pig, the animals are rodents in the family Sciuridae, which belongs to a group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. When it comes to young woodchucks, they are lovingly referred to as chucklings.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian Baby Animals Woodchuck Coins in this collection ship to you inside of the Royal Canadian Mint’s maroon clamshell for easy, safe display in your collection. Each coin additionally arrives inside of a black beauty box for safe shipping.
On the reverse of the Proof Silver Canadian Baby Animals Woodchuck coin you’ll find a design from Michelle Grant. It depicts a mother woodchuck on the banks of a body of water engaged with its baby woodchuck, which is captured in full-color to highlight the start of the series.
The obverse of all 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian Baby Animals Woodchuck Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on the reverse of all Canadian coinage since 1952 when she ascended to the British throne, and this current portrait was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
The Baby Animals Series from the Royal Canadian Mint is ideal for those collectors who love all things Canadian, wildlife, and/or nature-themed in their personal silver coin collection. The 11th release in this popular series focuses on the woodchuck, known to some as the groundhog.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint is the youngest minting facility in North America. It originally consisted of just one location in the federal capital city of Ottawa, but expanded to include as second facility in Winnipeg in the 1980s.
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