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Take a walk in any forest in eastern Canada and you are likely to spot an eastern chipmunk scurrying about in search of food. Acorns and nuts are its favourites, and it can pack away a surprising amount using the expandable pouches in its cheeks.
If acorns and nuts aren't available, the chipmunk will gladly take its fill of seeds, plants, fruits, berries, mushrooms, snails, insects–even small snakes! And of course, there's the bounty of peanuts it receives from campers eager to engage with this frisky visitor scampering about the picnic table.
All this frantic gathering is not merely play: it's essential to the chipmunk's survival as it spends the winter sleeping in its underground burrow and eating from its food cache. It takes a lot of energy to be the smallest member of the squirrel family–the perfect subject for our smallest pure gold coin.
The combination of including a cute chipmunk on a small pure gold coin is sure to be popular with coin enthusiasts. Don't be disappointed—order your coin today before they're all gone!
• Your beautiful 11 millimetre 25-cent coin is 99.99% pure gold.
• Your coin includes exceptional engraving details and includes a beautiful proof finish (frosted raised elements on mirror background).
• Your coin is an affordable solution to start your gold coin collection.
• Your coin is 99.99% pure gold, GST/HST exempt, and has a limited worldwide mintage.
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco and captures the eastern chipmunk's endearing expression with this side profile. The contrasting stripes along his arched back stand out as they lead down to the chipmunk's soft tail. The chipmunk pauses, his ears attentive for approaching sounds, as he holds his prize in his agile front paws: an acorn, which might soon be tucked away in the chipmunk's cheeks and brought back to his burrow.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
Order your coin today!