2016 Canadian $20 Majestic Animals: The Benevolent Bison - 1 oz Fine Silver Coin

Item: #2016BENEVBISON20D    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #151927

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2016 Canadian $20 Majestic Animals: The Benevolent Bison - 1 oz Fine Silver Coin

Face Value: $20
Mintage: 6,500
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter(mm): 38
Finish: Proof

No other animal reigns like the plains bison for the sustenance it provided to the people of the Plains First Nations for thousands of years. This magnificent beast was once a powerful presence on Canada's grasslands and is now making a welcome comeback in several national parks.

A must-have addition to your nature or animal coin display! Order today!

Special features:
Fourth coin issued in 2016 as part of the continuing Majestic Animal series, which celebrates Canada's most distinctive and iconic animal species.
A magnificent portrait of an iconic plains bison in the wild!
FEATURES SELECTIVE COLOUR AND MULTIPLE FINISHES! The colour and finishes enhance the detailed engraving, while adding depth and dimension to the intricate design on your coin.
ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!
LOW MINTAGE: Only 6,500 coins will be available made worldwide.

Designed by Canadian artist Doug Comeau, your coin features a wildlife portrait of a plains bison in a natural setting. The land-grazing mammal is shown in three-quarter profile against the rolling foothills in the background, where the tall trees give a sense of the bison's height in this open space. Rich selective colour gives the wild bovine a life-like appearance, while highly detailed engraving captures the texture of its dark-brown shaggy hair and the roundness of its distinctive shoulder hump. The bison has raised its head and gazes off beyond the image field to the right, allowing for a better view of the horns on its head and its facial features. The green, yellow and white colours of the grasses and wildflowers at its feet give a sense of the diversity of plant life in its grassland habitat, while the engraved forest and hills behind it convey the rugged beauty of Canada's wilderness.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.


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