The first of two premium releases in the North American Sportfish series is the Largemouth Bass. This feisty fish is popular with anglers of all ages, and found throughout North American lakes and rivers. This beautifully detailed fine gold coin is struck with an arresting image of North America’s most popular sport fish as it jumps out of the water. Every facet of the bass has been carefully sculpted and accented with a variety of polishes to bring this stunning coin to life.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater presents a dynamic portrait of a largemouth bass leaping from a tree-lined lake. Viewed from its right front side with its tail arching to the right, the largemouth seems to hover above the lake below. The large mouth from which it gets its common name is open wide, displaying its strong lower jaw. The fish’s shimmering scales, delicate fins and bony dorsal fin, along with the water spraying from it as it leaps, are engraved in vibrant detail. In the distant background, the shore is lined in tall conifers.