No other silver coin delivers the type of beautiful design that the Endangered Animal Cutout from the Royal Canadian Mint offers. Introduced in 2017, these silver coins have a whole in the blank that is purposely cutout in a particular shape to represent the possibility of losing an animal species to extinction. The 2017 $30 Proof Silver Canadian Endangered Animal Cutout Woodland Caribou Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of Royal Canadian Mint clamshells and feature a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Haunting cutout design!
- Mintage limited to 5,500 coins only!
- Consists of 1.7 Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $30 (CAD) by Canada.
- On the obverse is a cutout image of a woodland caribou in its natural habitat.
- The reverse features the same cutout image with Queen Elizabeth II’s bust above.
- Designed by Trevor Tennant.
These 2017 Proof Silver Canadian Endangered Animal Cutout Woodland Caribou Coins are the first-ever from the Royal Canadian Mint to feature a cutout shape. The design is intended to effortlessly recreate the appearance of the caribou’s outline while also highlighting the danger this animal faces.
Woodland caribou are considered a sedentary species and are, as such, at greater risk of extinction than other species of caribou. In fact, the woodland caribou is nearly extinct in the United States already. There are just a few dozen living in the wild in Idaho, with populations nonexistent in New England, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
On the reverse side of the 2017 $30 Proof Silver Canadian Endangered Animal Cutout Woodland Caribou Coin is the cutout silhouette of a woodland caribou. It is featured in the foreground as a boreal forest stretches out in the distance toward a mountain lake. The caribou’s cutout existence on this coin represents its likeness while also pointing to the hole it would leave in the world were it to go extinct.
The obverse of 2017 Proof Silver Canadian Endangered Animal Cutout Coins features the same cutout image in reverse. Above the caribou’s outline is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II as featured on all Canadian coins.
These 2017 $30 Proof Silver Canadian Endangered Animal Cutout Woodland Caribou Coins are available to you with a maroon clamshell and black beauty box. The Royal Canadian Mint also offers a numbered Certificate of Authenticity with your purchase.
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