0.5 g Pure Gold Coin - Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare - Mintage: 6,500 (2017)
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0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6,500 (2017)

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0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6,500 (2017)

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$79.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,500
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Canada and US only

Start someone's gold collection with this exquisitely crafted small gold coin! Order today!

There's an astounding amount of detail crafted into this 11 mm portrait of the Arctic hare, stock-still as it detects a predator with its large ears and eyes. Expert engraving conveys the texture of its famously warm winter fur, complete with darkened ear tips that have evolved to absorb heat from the Arctic sun.

Start someone's gold collection with this exquisitely crafted small gold coin! Order today!

Special Features:
  • Second in a gorgeous four-coin series that explores the predator and prey relationship of the Arctic fox and the Arctic hare; each animal is depicted in a traditional pose on one coin, then re-interpreted in an Inuit art style on another.
  • SMALLEST GOLD COIN! The coin's 11-millimetre diameter is the smallest sized gold coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
  • SEEING IS BELIEVING! Your coin design boasts an astounding amount of minute detailing on such a small scale—a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of the Royal Canadian Mint!
  • CRAFTED FROM 99.99% PURE GOLD.
  • Also available part of a four-coin subscription. Case features a magnificent wood laminate case complete with a built-in magnified display.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:

The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features a traditional side-profile view of an Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) in a natural setting during the winter season. Intricate engraving captures the hare's features with extraordinary precision on such a small scale, giving it a life-like quality that conveys the texture of its famously warm winter fur. The hare is aware of the predator's presence beyond the image field; keeping its large eyes trained on its foe, the hare moves its dark-tipped ears to detect the warning sounds of approaching danger.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a custom beauty box.

Order today!

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0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017)
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Great quality (4)
  • Unique (4)

Cons

  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift for child (3)
  • Special occasion (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (6), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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3.0

0.5g Pure Gold Coin

By EL

from Canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

    Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

    Too small coin.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Cool coin

    By Duey

    from Canada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

        Personal collection

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Amazing detail

        By Ant

        from Ontario

        Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

        It's seems as though that bad reviews of this coin are from folks that can't read, it's a tiny coin as stated in the description, that's the point!! The amount of detail put into this set is phenomenal! If you realize you're not buying a large piece of investment gold which for under $80 should be a no brainer you won't be disappointed!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good coin, very small though

        By David

        from Toronto

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasion

        Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

        Good coin with unique design.
        However, very small, and the picture on the website is misleading. The specification mentioned the diameter is 11mm, which is smaller than a dime (18mm).

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        0.5g PURE GOLD!! REALLY..THAT'S NOTHING

        By Mo

        from Ajax, Ont

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

            Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

            I don't know how people can kid themselves, saying it real gold, this coin is nothing to speak of if you have to use magnify glass to see the details, it's no good, it's probably smaller than 10cent.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            perfect gift

            By Yo

            from world

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Special Occasion

              Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

              no coments

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Very happy

              By Jim

              from Danville, IL USA

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Quality
              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child
                • Holiday Gift
                • Special Occasion

                Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

                This is the 2nd in the series. I bought the 1st and loved it so I now purchased the 2nd and love it! I wish I would have subscribed to get all 4...Now I have to keep checking to see when numbers 3 and 4 come out so I can buy them right away!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                It's still gold.

                By mint

                from Nova Scotia

                About Me Unique

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Real Gold

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

                Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

                I knew it was going to be small, but I wasn't expecting this small.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                David

                By David

                from Saskatchewan

                About Me Bargain Hunter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Child

                  Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

                  It is great love it

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Detail

                  By des

                  from BC Interior

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Quality
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey Series: Traditional Arctic Hare – Mintage: 6500 (2017):

                    The gold coins are getting to be very small. One has to use a magnifying glass to see the coin details.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      Why is this coin not stamped .9999 fine and .5g?
                      Asked on 10/3/2016 by Rich from Bismarck, ND

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Not all of our coins feature the weight and/or the purity on the coin design.

                        Answered on 10/24/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      In relationship to a quarter, what size would this be.....11mm?
                      Asked on 9/1/2016 by John from Arnprior, Ontario

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi John,

                        Modern quarters have a diameter of 23.88 mm, or roughly twice as big as this coin. Another reference, dimes, have a diameter of 18.03 mm.

                        Answered on 9/7/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Why does it cost 79.99 when the value is only 25 cents
                      Asked on 5/23/2016 by The big cheese from Nova Scotia

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The face value of a precious metal coin is always set lower than the value of its metal content as protection against precious metal price fluctuations. Since these coins are legal tender, their face value is low enough so that the coin will not be redeemed at a value higher than what it cost to produce the coin.

                        Answered on 5/30/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      is the gold coin 24k or 21k
                      Asked on 5/19/2016 by Eleazer from kitchener,ON

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The Royal Canadian Mint makes some of the purest gold in the world. This coin is 99.99% pure gold which is technically 24kt. However, many 24 karat gold coins only contain 99.9% gold while ours contains 99.99% gold.

                        Answered on 5/24/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Why is this a 2017 coin? The set it comes in is a 2016 set. Is this n error?
                      Asked on 5/4/2016 by Kelly from Toronto

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Thanks for the question. This is not an error. We sometimes release future dated coins a few months early, as would be the case with this product.

                        Answered on 5/17/2016 by Anonymous
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                    Specifications

                    • No.151390
                    • Mintage6,500
                    • Composition99.99% pure gold
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 0.5
                    • Diameter (mm) 11
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value25 cents
                    • ArtistPierre Leduc (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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