The Royal Canadian Mint is world renowned for producing some of the most beautiful, pure, gold and silver coins available today. The Big Horn Sheep is one of its greatest new designs, and this design is available from the RCM in some unique sizes in either precious metal. Right now, the 2017 ¼ oz Canadian Gold Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic.
- Contains ¼ Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Reverse proof striking!
- Bears a face value of $10 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the close up of a Bighorn Sheep.
- Designed by Denis Mayer.
Each 2017 ¼ oz Canadian Gold Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof coin listed here on JM Bullion features a brilliant visual striking. Reverse proof coins have, as the name suggests, have a different appearance from the standard proof. A reverse proof coin includes a deeply-mirrored finish to the design sets, with an offsetting frosted matte finish to the background.
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.
On the reverse of the 2017 ¼ oz Canadian Gold Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof you’ll find the image of a male bighorn sheep looking off into the distance. Its distinctive curled horns are visible in the design, which are a symbol of status within the species.
The obverse of the Canadian Gold Big Horn Sheep Reverse Proof coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this is the latest image of the British monarch, who has appeared on the obverse of Canadian coinage since 1952 when she ascended to the throne.
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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