The Big Horn Sheep is one of the most intriguing animal species in North America, and sure to incite jealousy among human beings who seek to climb mountains throughout the continent with the ease and grace of the sheep. The Big Horn Sheep now appears on a new coin from the Royal Canadian Mint and is available in both gold and silver. The 2017 ¼ oz Gold Canadian Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof Coin is now available online at Silver.com.
- Arrives in a protective plastic.
- Consists One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Reverse proof striking!
- Issued a face value of $10 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the close up of a Bighorn Sheep.
- Designed by Denis Mayer.
Ovis Canadensis, better known as the bighorn sheep, is found throughout the Rocky Mountains of North America, and is particularly well-known among Canadian climbers in the Rockies. Bighorn sheep weight in around 136 kilograms and are one-and-a-half times the size of the average domesticated sheep.
All 2017 ¼ oz Gold Canadian Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof coin listed here on Silver.com features a brilliant visual striking. Reverse proof coins have, as the name suggests, have a different appearance from the standard proof. A reverse proof coin includes a deeply-mirrored finish to the design sets, with an offsetting frosted matte finish to the background.
On the reverse of the 2017 ¼ oz Gold Canadian Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof you’ll find the image of a male bighorn sheep looking off into the distance. Its distinctive curled horns are visible in the design, which are a symbol of status within the species.
The obverse of the Gold Canadian Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this is the latest image of the British monarch, who has appeared on the obverse of Canadian coinage since 1952 when she ascended to the throne.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of the nation and originally refined gold and silver from the Yukon Territories. After its capacity was surpassed, in the 1970s, the Ottawa facility gained help with the addition of a Winnipeg facility to the Royal Canadian Mint system in the 1980s.
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