The Royal Canadian Mint is world renowned for producing some of the most beautiful, pure, gold and silver coins available today. The Bighorn Sheep is one of its greatest new designs, and this design is available from the RCM in some unique sizes in either precious metal. This includes the new 2017 ¾ oz Silver Canadian Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof coin available today on Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective flip for individual coins and 30 count tubes.
- Beautiful reverse proof finish!
- Consists of Three-Quarter ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of a Big Horn Sheep.
- Designed by Denis Mayer.
The bighorn sheep is one of the world’s most sure-footed creatures. The split design of its hooves allows it to traverse some of the most difficult terrain in the world, and it is commonly associated with the mountainous regions of British Columbia and Alberta. However, outside of the winter season you can also find them throughout the full range of environs in those parts of Canada, including grasslands, foothills, and forests.
The 2017 ¾ oz Silver Canadian Big Horn Sheep Coin has a reverse proof finish, which lends a deep, mirrored finish to the design sets and engravings on the coin’s surface. This contrasts beautifully with the strong, frosted relief of the background field.
On the obverse of the Silver Canadian Big Horn Sheep Coin is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy has appeared on Canadian coinage since 1953, and this 2003 creation from Susanna Blunt is the current portrait in use on all Canadian coinage.
The reverse of the 2017 ¾ oz Silver Canadian Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof Coin includes the image of a male bighorn sheep. It is complete with a micro-laser engraved maple leaf in the coin’s design field that has the numeral “17,” for the year of issue, visible in the center, but only under magnification.
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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