See Canada's largest land mammal up close with this 99.99% pure silver coin featuring a wildlife portrait of the bison rendered in a three-dimensional form. This coin features Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR) that elevates the art on the coin's reverse, where the wildlife portrait rises up from the coin's mirror-like surface to reach an impressive height of over 6mm.This is four times higher than an Ultra High Relief (UHR) coin of the same diameter. On the coin's reverse, Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks has created a striking three-quarter portrait of a bison that has a solemn expression as it gazes towards the right. Its unique features - the upturned horns, the muscled hump behind the shoulder - and the textural variations of its fur are all accentuated by the extraordinary high relief, which allows for a greater depth of engraved details. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The bison is the largest and heaviest land animal in Canada. A male or bull stands tall at 2 meters high and can weigh more than a tonne! Its hump isn't composed of fat - it's all muscle, supported by vertebrae. That hump comes in handy in the winter, when the bison uses its head (and hump) to push snow out of its way. The Royal Canadian Mint's newest EHR (Extraordinarily High Relief) coin with a Proof Finish! The follow-up to 2020's Proud Bald Eagle coin, this wildlife portrait features engraving that elevates the art to breathtaking effect. The 2021 Bold Bison has nearly 6mm of Height!
The engraved relief soars to a height of nearly 6 mm! It's an incredible feat of engineering, especially when you consider that Ultra High Relief coins of the same diameter typically reach only 1.4 mm of height. The incomparable shine of a mirror-like finish illuminates all the intricately sculpted details that add realism to the art.
Mintage is limited to just 5,000 coins worldwide. This 99.99% pure silver collectible will likely be in high demand.
One of the Royal Canadian Mint's most intricately detailed portraits of the bison yet! From start to finish, this EHR coin is designed to leave a lasting impression and it's a fitting tribute to the titan of the Canadian prairies.
The coin is encapsulated and presented in a black Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box with COA. Composition: 99.99% pure silver. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "deniscards" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.