The elk is one of the largest land mammals in North America, and though it is not a predator, it is well suited for the Call of the Wild Series from the Royal Canadian Mint because of its distinctive bugling call. Fourth in the release series, you can now own the elk design courtesy of Silver.com. Today, 2017 1 oz Gold Canadian Elk Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with NGC certification!
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
- Fourth coin issued in the Call of the Wild Series by the Royal Canadian Mint!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .99999 fine gold.
- The face value of $200 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features a male elk.
The elk is known to many across North America by that simple three-letter term. To the First Nation tribes of Canada, the elk is more commonly known as the wapiti. Names matter when discussing this species because the term elk in British English actually refers to the larger species of moose, not the elk North Americans known.
All 2017 1 oz Gold Canadian Elk Coins offered in this listing are near-perfect specimens from the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 certification have full, original mint luster combined with two minor detracting flaws. Limited in nature to minuscule contact marks or hairlines, these flaws are found only outside the primary focal areas of the coin’s surface and design fields.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Gold Canadian Elk Coin features a male elk making its trademark Call of the Wild. Specifically, the call of an elk is known as bugling. The elk is a revered deer species in some cultures. Throughout parts of Asia, the antlers and their “velvet” are used in traditional medicines.
On the obverse of Gold Canadian Elk Coins is Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in a right-profile portrait designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt for the Royal Canadian Mint. It is the first portrait of the Queen during her reign, and the first since her father George VI, to depict a monarch without a crown.
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