Canada 2013 Wildlife In Motion $100 #1 Bison Buffalo Stampede Pure Silver
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Canada 2013 Wildlife In Motion $100 #1 Bison Buffalo Stampede Pure Silver:
Exciting and extremely desirable - an original animal work of art, struck in the purest silver in the world! Experience the call of the wild with that American wildlife icon, the buffalo or bison, with a mintage limit and high face value - what's not to love?!
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have managed to acquire a limited quantity of this unique (and perhaps
Buffalo (Bison) pure
It's a true thrill to wildlife
lovers when they catch a glimpse of the majestic buffalo in the wild!
Two centuries ago, the speed and power of a vast stampeding herd of
American Bison would churn up clouds of dust that roiled high into the
sky, carried for miles across the Great Plains. To the Native
who hunted them, they provided an entire way of life. Today, though
bison are greatly reduced in number, we can still see the deeply worn
paths of their traditional migratory routes across the prairies.
Enormous, powerful, invested with exceptional senses of smell and
sound, today’s bison faces new threats, including habitat
destruction and new diseases. These noble beasts will doubtless face
these dangers as they have others through the millennia: by relying on
endurance, determination, and the protective strength of the herd.
Following hot on the heels of the ongoing Canadian
$20 Silver Commemorative Program , the Buffalo Stampede $100 1 Troy
Ounce Pure Silver Reverse Proof is the very first in the new Wildlife in Motion Series!
These magnificent animal coins offer coin collectors of all means the
opportunity to acquire dynamic, striking wildlife designs, all minted
in the purest silver on the
planet! With its limited mintage and
very high face value, a fast sell out at the Mint is anticipated!
The Mint has imposed a limit of 1 per collector (go ahead, ask yourself why)! We do not currently have a limit - don't delay - get yours today! A Dynamic, Striking Design
The vignette by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo portrays three members of a stampeding buffalo herd racing across the Great Plains. Seen in profile from their left side, these massive creatures illustrate the movement and momentum of the bison in full gallop, its massive chest and head held low beneath the hump of its shaggy back as its furred forelegs move together in opposition to its long slender back legs. The three large animals fly across a high-grassed prairie, each blade of grass, along with the shaggy fur of the animals, rendered in exquisite detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers. In the distant background, the prairie gives way to foothills of the towering Rocky Mountains, whose bases are ringed with conifers. Above the distant horizon, a massive cloud bank gathers in the silver sky. While the artistry of the design illustrates the beauty and power of the bison, the exceptional textural treatment illustrates the masterful technique by which the engravers have achieved depth and tone through chasing alone. The Wood Bison
The wood bison is nearly uniquely Canadian: in its natural state, it only occurs in Canada and the state of Alaska. It is also the largest land mammal in North America, often reaching six feet (2 meters) in height and weighing over 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms), mirroring our vast land’s massiveness and power.
Despite their great size and abundance (its population was once over 170,000) these great foragers were thought extinct by the dawn of the twentieth century. As with other bison, the Wood Bison's population was devastated by hunting and other factors. By the early 1900s, they were regarded as extremely rare or perhaps nearly extinct. However, a herd of about 200 was discovered in Alberta, Canada in 1957. This herd has since recovered to a total population of approximately 2,500, largely as a result of conservation efforts by Canadian government agencies.
Long an example of humanity’s destructive power, the bison has, for far longer, been an American icon, symbol of the West, and a core component of the pantheon of Canadiana. Through its successful rehabilitation, the story of the wood bison may now also become one of Canadian conservation’s success stories. Canada $20 Silver Commemorative Program
The predecessor to theWildlife in Motion Program, and far and away the most popular series in recent memory, the highly collectibleCanadian $20 Silver Commemorative Program offers coin collectors of all means the opportunity to acquire significant, striking designs, all minted in the purest silver on the planet! All have sold out at the Mint quickly - don't delay - get yours today! The coins in this program include:
1) 2011 Maple Leaf $20 Silver Commemorative
2) 2011 Native American Canoeist $20 Silver Commemorative
3) 2012 Polar Bear Swimming $20 Silver Commemorative
4) 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
5) 2012 Farewell to the Penny $20 Silver Commemorative
6) 2012 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
7) 2013 Year of the Snake $20 Silver Commemorative
8) 2013 Hockey Player $20 Silver Commemorative
9) 2013 Wolf $20 Silver Commemorative
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure! Obverse
Designed by artist Claudio D'Angelo, the dynamic scene depicts three bison (American Buffalo) stampeding across the Great Plains!The legend FINE SILVER 9999 guarantees the purity. The date and denomination are also indicated. Reverse
Her Majesty,Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”) also appears. Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color outer box. A certificate of authenticity is included.
Specifications Country Canada Year of Issue 2013 Face Value 100 Dollars Weight 31.60 g Diameter 40 mm Mintage Limit 50,000
Finish Reverse Proof Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver Edge Reeded (milled, serrated) Artist Claudio D'Angelo Certificate Included
Complete Certificate Text
Master of the Prairie Wind: The American Bison
Two centuries ago, the speed and power of a vast stampeding herd of American Bison would churn up clouds of dust that roiled high into the sky, carried for kilometres on the prairie winds. Today, though bisons are greatly reduced in number, we can still see the deeply worn paths of their traditional migratory routes across the Canadian prairies. Enormous, powerful, invested with exceptional senses of smell and sound, today’s bison faces new threats in the Canadian landscape, including habitat destruction, and new diseases—but will doubtless face these dangers as they have others through the millennia: by relying on endurance, determination, and the protective strength of the herd. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 20 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. ANA Life Member.
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