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Until the late 1800s, the bison reigned as the dominant land-grazing animal throughout Canada’s grassland regions, from Manitoba to Alberta. Its unique shoulder hump, shaggy mane and are just some of the physical attributes that contribute to the bison’s reputation as a symbol of strength.
The usually mild-mannered plains bison (Bison bison bison) may appear quite docile when viewed from afar; however, it is deceptively fast and agile, capable of running faster than a horse and jumping great heights despite its weight. These docile creatures are also highly sensitive to changes in their environment, and have been known to react aggressively if provoked or compelled to defend their young.
During the mating season from June to September, confrontations between competing suitors are common as adult males (or bulls) vie to mate with the female (or cow) of their choice. In a display of strength, the dominant bull will attempt to assert itself over a competing suitor by snorting and stamping at the ground. Should this fail to discourage the challenger, both bulls charge at each other and butt heads in a spectacular battle of wills.
Your coin is the third in a series of beautifully crafted coins. Order today!
• This finely detailed coin captures an impressive show of strength between two plains bison, North America’s largest land-grazing animals.
• A unique gift and collectible that celebrates Canada’s fauna, and a species that shaped the history of the Prairies region of Canada.
• A striking addition to any Canadiana- or animal-themed collection.
• Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.
Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo, your coin captures a fierce struggle between two plains bison during the mating season. The dramatic display of strength is the focal point of the coin design. In this battle of supremacy, the rival bulls butt heads – and horns – as their hooves kick up clouds of dust into the tension-filled air. Above these two charging suitors, the word “CANADA” is engraved, while the face value of “20 DOLLARS” and the date “2014” are engraved below. The coin also features edge lettering with the words “1 OZ FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR” engraved in a pattern around the coin’s edge.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
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