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1 oz. Fine Silver 4-Coin Subscription - The White-Tailed Deer - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

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1 oz. Fine Silver 4-Coin Subscription - The White-Tailed Deer - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

 
$99.95 CAD
7500
Starts shipping on 30-09-2014
3 per household

Each coin features edge-lettering!

These beautiful 99.99% pure silver 1-ounce coins feature the white-tailed deer—a Canadian symbol of nature's still and constant presence. The white-tailed deer is the smallest member of the deer family in North America but also the most widespread.

A beautiful gift! Order your subscription today!

Special features:
•  A NEW SUBSCRIPTION: First in the new White-Tailed Deer series featuring four silver coins, launching between August and November.
•  EDGE LETTERING: All coins in your subscription feature edge lettering indicating the coin's metal weight.
•  Viewed together, the series showcases the variety of finishes used by Royal Canadian Mint engravers to bring life and energy to every image.
•  Receive a new white-tailed deer coin each month for four months, each coin priced at $99.95.
•  Your coins are GST/HST exempt and have a limited worldwide mintage of only 7,500.

Design:
The first coin in the subscription features a three-quarter profile portrait of a male white-tailed deer, and is designed to showcase the singular beauty of a mature male white-tailed deer at the height of its strength. This image renders in fine detail the 10-point antler rack, large ears, distinctive eyes and muzzle, and strong neck and back of its subject. The antlers, which will be shed soon after they have reached their peak growth for the year, bear tines that point sharply upward and bend slightly forward. The lighter colouration of its inner ear, eyes, nose, and lower jaw, along with the rippling muscles of its powerful neck and back, are portrayed in dimensional detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers.

During the late-November mating season, mature male deer are at their most majestic—their bodies rounded and muscular in anticipation of the coming cold season, their fur thickened against the cold, and their broad necks and heads crowned by a massive rack of antlers. These antlers are a biological wonder. Composed of velvet-covered cartilage that hardens into bone, the antlers of Canada's white-tailed deerare among the fastest-growing mammal bones on Earth. Following the annual mating season, these bone structures, which are dead by the time they are used to assert dominance in the autumn, will fall off. The buck will grow a new set of antlers the following spring.

•  Antler growth is largely restricted to male deer (bucks). Antlers can grow more than a centimeter a day.
•  In their earliest growth stage, antlers are formed of living cartilage covered in velvety skin that feeds bone growth through a complex vascular system.
•  Antlers grow from the tips and growth is triggered by seasonal daylight cycles.
•  Each year, for about the first seven years of the buck's life, the antlers will grow larger than the previous year.
•  Antler size varies widely and is influenced by a broad range of factors from genetics to environment and food availability.

Packaging:
Your coins are encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a custom beauty box.

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  • No.142863
  • Mintage7500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeplain with edge lettering
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistDesmond McCaffrey (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)