0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey: Traditional Arctic Fox – Mintage: 6,500 (2016)
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0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey: Traditional Arctic Fox – Mintage: 6,500 (2016)

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0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey: Traditional Arctic Fox – Mintage: 6,500 (2016)

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

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

The Arctic fox is scarcely larger than a housecat, but it is a swift and prolific hunter in Canada's North. This scavenger may eat fish, berries and vegetation where available in the summer, but its keen hearing and sense of smell also allows it to skilfully seek out eggs, birds, carrion and young hares, as well as the lemmings that represent a large portion of its diet. To nourish its large brood, the fox will hunt extensively under the midnight sun, stalking and digging out its prey or else dashing and pouncing upon it in the open. When food is in abundance, the fox will cache food for later use; during leaner winter months, it may opt to follow the region's apex predator, the polar bear, in order to feast on the leftovers from its kill. Ultimately, the fox owes much of its survival to its beautiful fur that changes with the seasons: in the summer, a short and thin brownish coat allows it to blend in with the landscape; in the winter, its thick, snow-white fur insulates most of its body from the icy Arctic temperatures as it hunts over land and sea ice.

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

Special features:
  • SMALLEST GOLD COIN! The coin's 11-millimetre diameter is the smallest gold coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
  • ASTOUNDING AMOUNT OF MINUTE DETAILING! Your coin 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!
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, your coin features a side-profile view of an Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), depicted here in the style of a traditional wildlife portrait. Meticulous engraving recreates the fox's features with extraordinary precision on such a small canvas, giving it a life-like quality that beautifully captures the texture of its thick, winter coat. Standing still in the wintry landscape, the fox's small, rounded ears are alert as it quietly steadies its gaze on its prey beyond the image field.

Packaging:

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

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Reviews

nice coin only a bit small

5

Nice coin

BillyBob

Roseneath ON

Yes

It's small but that's what makes this gold coin so neat!

4

The coin is small but the detail is great. The case that holds the coin is the size of a quarter so it's easy to hold onto.

HumD

Halton Hills, Can

Yes

Beautiful!

5

This is my first purchase from the Canadian mint! I am VERY happy! It arrived quickly, it was just as shown. I will be buying from the mint again!

Jim

Danville, IL

Yes

My first gold

4

Enjoy collecting

Grandpa Perry

Richmond Quebec

Yes

Love this little treasure

5

This little gold coin is perfect can't wait for the other 3

Dot

Okotoks AB

Good price but a small coin

2

I give coins as a gift for birthdays and Christmas. I hope that the party I give this coin to, does not take out a magnifying glass.

A Mom who looks for a good deal

New Jersey USA

No

Too small

2

Should have been at least one gram.

Zorro

Mississauga

No

Such a small nice coin

5

Great to have that coin in my collection

Raziel

Mississauga ,Ontario ,Canada

Yes

0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey: Traditional Arctic Fox – Mintage: 6500 (2016)

4.0 8

71.4

¿Can you give me some dimentions like diameter, gross?

Bobby

The coin is 11 millimetres in diameter and weighs 0.5 g.

Melanie (Product Team)

Is the coin the size of a dime?Im trying to get an idea of the size

Sue

Hi Sue - this has a diameter of 11mm while a dime is 18mm, so just a touch bigger than 1/2 the size of a dime. For comparison comparison its about the size of the nail on your pinky finger. We've managed to pack an incredible amount of detail into such as small space ... seeing really is believing with this coin!

Anonymous

Here is the same size coin in relation to a quarter: http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/0.5-g-fine-gold-coin-caribou-2010-prod980010

what is the face value means or represent?

julian

Face value is the value or legal tender of the coin. The face value of this coin is low enough so that the coin will not be redeemed at a value higher than what it cost to produce the coin. The face value of our collectable coins are usually set lower than the value of their metal content. Likewise, the price is higher than the value of the metal content.

Anonymous

Is this available as a subscription?

Bill

Hi Bill - yes this is in a subscription: http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/0.5-g-pure-gold-4coin-subscription-%E2%80%93-predator-vs.-prey-%E2%80%93-mintage-6500-2016-prod2620643

Anonymous

Specifications

  • No.149698
  • 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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