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2016 $20 Majestic Animals II: The Benevolent Bison - Pure Silver Coin
2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin - The Benevolent Bison
 
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Our Price: $99.95 ** Tax Exempt **
Year: 2016

RCM# 151927

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Product Code: 623932074576

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This superb fine silver coin with vibrant selective colour celebrates one of Canada’s most distinctive and iconic animal species. The bison is revered in the legends, songs and dance of the Plains First Nations, and represents an animal benefactor that sustained a traditional way of life. This fine silver coin captures the majesty of the bison, which stands as an enduring icon of the vast Canadian prairies. This bison coin has a $20 denomination and is struck in one ounce of fine silver.

Design

The reverse design by Canadian artist Doug Comeau features a wildlife portrait of a plains bison in a natural setting. The land grazing animal 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.

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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20Dollar

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