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

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
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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0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey: Traditional Arctic Fox – Mintage: 6500 (2016)
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great quality (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Good value (4)
  • Unique (4)
  • One of A kind (3)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (3)
  • Gift for child (3)
  • Special occasion (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (4), Quality driven (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

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5.0

nice coin only a bit small

By BillyBob

from Roseneath ON

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

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

    Nice coin

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

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

    By HumD

    from Halton Hills, Can

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • 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: Traditional Arctic Fox – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By Jim

      from Danville, IL

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Gift For Child
        • Holiday Gift
        • Special Occasion
        • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

        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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        My first gold

        By Grandpa Perry

        from Richmond Quebec

        Verified Buyer

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

        Enjoy collecting

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this little treasure

        By Dot

        from Okotoks AB

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Good price but a small coin

            By A Mom who looks for a good deal

            from New Jersey USA

            About Me Bargain Hunter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Difficult To Personalize
            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Special Occasion

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

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Too small

            By Zorro

            from Mississauga

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Quality

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Child

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

            Should have been at least one gram.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Such a small nice coin

            By Raziel

            from Mississauga ,Ontario ,Canada

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Great to have that coin in my collection

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4 Questions | 5 Answers
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                • Q:

                  ¿Can you give me some dimentions like diameter, gross?
                  Asked on 8/16/2016 by Bobby from Brampton, Ontario

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 8/31/2016 by Melanie (Product Team) from Ottawa
                • Q:

                  Is the coin the size of a dime?Im trying to get an idea of the size
                  Asked on 4/16/2016 by Sue from Ontario

                  2 answers

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    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

                    Answered on 4/20/2016 by Anonymous
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    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!

                    Answered on 4/20/2016 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  what is the face value means or represent?
                  Asked on 3/24/2016 by julian from montreal canada

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    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.

                    Answered on 3/31/2016 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Is this available as a subscription?
                  Asked on 3/11/2016 by Bill from Fort Smith, Arkansas USA

                  1 answer

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                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)