1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

 
$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only
97% SOLD!

Seventh coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's Baby Animals series that tenderly depicts young wildlife in a natural setting.

A solitary tree dweller, the porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) thrives in Canada's varied landscapes where it is just as comfortable huddled on a tall branch as it is scampering along rock piles and ledges. Its offspring, called a porcupette, is an adorable specimen with a little face and tiny legs—but don't let that fool you! Right from its birth, the porcupette is armed with its own armour: its famous quills, which are soft at first but harden within the first hours of life; this helps even the youngest of the species deter its enemies as it learns to live and thrive in Canada's wilderness.

A wonderful coin to start a young person's collection! Order today!

Special features:
  • Seventh coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's Baby Animals series that tenderly depicts young wildlife in a natural setting.
  • Finely-detailed engraving is complemented by the use of selective colouring to recreate the porcupette's dark-coloured coat and its pink clover feast.
  • Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver, is GST/HST exempt, and has a limited worldwide mintage.

About the Design:
The reverse design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant depicts a young porcupine (porcupette) in one of Canada's many forests. Selective colour enhances the detailed engraving and brings this side-view image to life, recreating the porcupette's dense black coat intermingled with long guard hairs and white-tinged quills. While the mother in the engraved background has turned a curious eye toward the viewer, the dark-coloured porcupette seems unconcerned with our intrusion; its attention is innocently focused on the pink clover and green leaves that have sprung up from the forest floor at the foot of a tree. Gripping the wildflower in its forepaw, the porcupette brings it to its mouth to enjoy a small feast as part of the transition to its herbaceous diet.

Did you know…
  • A single North American porcupine, it may have over 30,000 quills!
  • When the porcupine is at ease, the quills lie flat; once threatened, the porcupine's quills stand on end to deter would-be attackers.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the porcupine doesn't throw its quills at a predator when threatened; instead, the prickly rodent uses quick, jerky movements as it lashes its tail, causing loose quills to detach.
  • A porcupine's quills swell after embedding themselves into a predator's skin, which makes them more painful and difficult to remove.
  • Just like a beaver, the porcupine uses its front teeth to gnaw on objects such as wood, bones, and even antlers.
  • The fisher (Martes pennanti) is the porcupine's greatest enemy; this member of the weasel family will resort to getting the porcupine flipped onto its back so that it exposes its underbelly, which is not protected by quills.
  • While porcupines may be slow-moving and short-sighted, they're believed to possess a good memory and can learn quickly.

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

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016)
 
3.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Authentic (3)
  • Detailed (3)
  • Displays well (3)

Cons

  • Not detailed (4)
  • Common (3)
  • Poor condition (3)

Best Uses

  • Adults (3)
  • Memorabilia (3)
  • Young children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (5)
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5.0

cute as a button- I love it

By Bosco

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Stay at Home Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Older Children
    • Teens
    • Young Children

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

    I collect animal coins that show well on display.

    I prefer coins from the Canadian mint only.

    I only buy pure silver or gold.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Very Poor Version

    By Ade the collector

    from Ont

    About Me Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Common
      • Not Authentic
      • Not Detailed
      • Poor Condition

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

      This has to be the worst picture of a baby porcupine and the only reason why I purchased it was to complete the collection

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Another winner in the Baby Animals Series!

      By Art Lover

      from Skokie IL

      About Me Art lover, Collector, Education Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cute
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Birthday Fift
        • Holiday gift
        • Memorabilia
        • Older Children
        • Teens
        • Young Children

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

        The baby porcupine is a great addition to the baby-animals series. Absolutly adorable without being too saccarine.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great

        By trackua

        from Peterborough On canada

        About Me Grandparent

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well

        Cons

        • Common

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Memorabilia

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

        I liked the coin of being about baby animals.
        The coin is well designed.

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        • No
         
        3.0

        Not as well done

        By Peter Darcy

        from Whitby, Ontario

        About Me Collector

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Authentic

        Cons

        • Not Detailed

        Best Uses

        • Hobby
        • Memorabilia

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

        Of the entire Baby Animal series coins this one seems to lack the same attention to detail, and craftsmanship of the others.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        coin is like getting thorn in the foot

        By SILVER NUGGET

        from ALB.CDA.

        About Me Collector

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Last One Of Set
          • Not Detailed
          • Poor Condition

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

            LAST ONE IN SET. FILLS HOLE.

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            • No
             
            1.0

            Does not meet mint standards

            By granddaddio

            from Oshawa

            About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent, Have High Expectations

            Pros

              Cons

              • Baby Porcupine Dark Blob
              • Common
              • No Clarity
              • Not Authentic
              • Not Detailed

              Best Uses

              • It Lacks Any Use At All

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

              The coin is a big disappointment. The baby porcupine lacks definition, instead of harmonising with the coin it looks like a cheap piece of plasticpressed on to the coin.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Too Dark to make out

              By Moose Man

              from G T A

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Condition

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

                  The baby is so dark shows no detail on my coin just a brown mass. Mother is very good.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I'll buy because I have the other six...

                  By Apocalypse Pony

                  from Sarnia, Ont

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Detailed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Porcupine – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

                      Love this series, but the depictions of certain animals turn out better than others. The deer and porcupine in this series, as well as the latest cougar in the 100 for 100, seem a little off, they're not bad, but they're not as good as say the puffin or burrowing owl. Either way, I'll add it to my collection, as I stated, its a great series, really enjoy it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        Porcupine #146984 states it's the seventh coin the royal Canadian mint's baby animals series.I have the raccoon,caribou,common loon,and the porcupine.Which others would I be missing for 2016.THANK YOU.
                        Asked on 9/4/2016 by hay kid from Burns lake BC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hello,

                          Yes the Baby Animals - Porcupine fine silver coin is the seventh coin in the Baby Animals Series. To date we have also released the Raccoon, Loon and Caribou Baby Animal coins this year with one more planned for November.

                          Thank you

                          Answered on 9/6/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        How many coins are in this collection of baby animals?
                        Asked on 7/10/2016 by caroline

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The Baby Animals - Porcupine is the 7th coin we have released in this series. To date, in 2016 we have released 9 coins in this series.

                          Answered on 7/18/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        DOES THIS COIN PART OF THE BABY ANIMALS SUBSCRIPTIONS IN 2015 THANKS YOU
                        Asked on 11/13/2015 by Gilles from Gatineau Qc

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, this is the fourth coin in the Baby Animals Subscription.

                          Answered on 11/16/2015 by Anonymous
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                      Specifications

                      • No.146984
                      • Mintage7,500
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 31.39
                      • Diameter (mm) 38
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value20 dollars
                      • ArtistTrevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)