One of the few species capable of surviving the harsh environments of the Arctic Circle is the Arctic Hare. Also known as the polar rabbit, this species of hare is highly adapted to living in the tundra and other icy biomes around the world. Right now, the 2017 ½ Gram Proof Gold Canadian Predator v. Prey Inuit Arctic Hare Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
- Fourth coin in the Predator vs. Prey Series.
- Mintage limited to 6,500 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Gram, or .01607 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of the Arctic Hare.
- Designed by Andrew Qappik.
These 2017 ½ Gram Proof Gold Canadian Predator vs. Prey Inuit Arctic Hare Coins are the final release of the collection. Your individual coin ships to you inside of a maroon clamshell with a black beauty box, and represents the smallest gold coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Arctic Hares are not your average rabbit running around the backyards of homes across North America. The hearty species depicted on this gold coin has shortened ears and limbs, with a small nose and body fat that accounts for 20% of its overall body. Arctic Hares dig holes into the ground or under snow to keep warm at night and sleep.
The Predator vs. Prey Series is a four-coin collection of ½ Gram .9999 pure gold products. The first release was the traditional Arctic Fox, followed by the traditional Arctic Hare, and an Inuit Arctic Fox design. The traditional coins featured only the predator or prey on the reverse, while these re-interpreted Inuit designs include the predator or prey, along with its counterpart in the design.
The design on the reverse of the 2017 ½ Gram Proof Gold Canadian Predator vs. Prey Inuit Arctic Hare Coin includes a design from Andrew Qappik that re-envisions the traditional imagery of the Arctic Hare used in Inuit art. This detailed engraving brings the animal to life, with the prey’s profile including the image of its predators.
On the obverse of the coin is the right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy has appeared on the obverse of Canadian coinage since 1952 when she ascended to the throne of Britain, with this particular design from Susanna Blunt in 2003.
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