1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Baby Animals: Baby Raccoon - Mintage: 5,500 (2016)
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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Raccoon – Mintage: 5,500 (2016)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Raccoon – Mintage: 5,500 (2016)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Eighth coin in a highly popular series featuring baby animals. Order yours today before they're all gone!

People adore animals, and this fine silver coin will melt hearts all around with its colour design of a baby raccoon and its endearing bandit-masked face. Indeed, this baby raccoon will learn how to become a clever scavenger from its mother, who will spend roughly a year showing her kits how to find food. Whether in the country or on a city block, it's not uncommon for careful observers to catch a glimpse of a mother raccoon leading her brood through the night.

The perfect coin to start a young person's collection! Order yours today!

Special features:
  • Your coin is the 8th coin in the popular Baby Animals series of fine silver coins that feature heart-warming images of baby animals in the Canadian wilderness.
  • SELECTIVE COLOURING beautifully complements the detailed engraving and adds a life-like quality to this depiction of a baby raccoon and mother in a wetland setting.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage worldwide!
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant, your coin depicts a young raccoon alongside its mother on a summer evening in their wetland habitat. As the sunset casts a golden glow upon the water in the background, this raccoon family begins its nocturnal activities. Both raccoons are beautifully rendered with fine detailed engraving that captures their soft expressions and the texture of their fur. A three-quarter profile provides a magnificent view of the young raccoon's features, while selective colouring brings to life its grey-brown fur and distinctive markings—particularly its dark-coloured eye mask and ringed tail. The adult raccoon stands to the right of her young, ever attentive to any signs of danger as the kit is poised on a rock along the water's edge, near the green vegetation that provides shelter for some of the aquatic creatures that sustain them in the wild.

Did you know...
  • Raccoons don't quite hibernate but they do sleep longer during our cold winters; they will eat more to build up fat reserves ahead of winter's advance.
  • Raccoons are excellent swimmers—but only if they have to! They do, however, have a curious habit of dipping their food at times in water.
  • They're omnivorous, with a diet that could include berries, nuts, seeds, insects, eggs, birds, mice, fruits and vegetables; but their favourite foods include fish, crayfish, frogs, clams and snails.
  • On average, a raccoon has a life expectancy of about five years.
  • Raccoons move along the ground by walking on the entirety of their foot; but they're dextrous, allowing their toes to open shells, trashcans and even open a jar or untie a shoe!

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

Finely detailed with impressive precision.

5

I've displayed this coin in a location from which it can be viewed from multiple angles.

Bert

Toronto

Yes

Looking very real

4

I really don't like raccoon, nor can I stand them, but when I see the coin, it looks so real, I had to purchase it, so I can show it to my grand children when the time comes, very good looking coin, it's like it's going to jump out at me... lol

Mo

Ajax, ont

Yes

I'm glad to buy this coin

5

I collect baby animals coins. I like them all. I would recommend you to sell wood case for them. I don't like store them in separate boxes.

Katya1119

Toronto, Ontario

Yes

It is beautiful

5

It is great to finish my collection, waiting for the next in line.

cupidcomet

nova scotia

Yes

Very Cute

5

I love the animals

Cupidcomet

Nova scotia canada

Yes

No uniq nor outstanding

1

1st time to produce this type of baby animal coins is great. Then MINT continue to produce 2nd-set, 3rd-set coins (~10 coins) and I believe the same set coins will be expected in next 3~5 yrs. Too common! No new tech improvement, nor new design pattern, slight low mintage (5500 vs. 6000) won't help much to attract coin collectors who are more interest in: uniq/interesting topic great design

Coins_Collector

Toronto, ON

No

Baby Raccoon Silver Coin

5

This is one of my favourites from this series. It looks better in hand and I feel it ranks up there with the burrowing owl. The engraving is detailed and realistic. The adult raccoon tail is done really well. The color for the baby raccoon is bright and displays nicely. This has to be the cutest coin ever produced by the mint, the baby raccoon is adorable. The lowering of the mintage of this release to 5500 is a nice surprise. Good choice. I hope the rest of this series has the same quality as this coin. Thank you RCM.

Alex

New Brunswick

Yes

1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Baby Animals: Baby Raccoon – Mintage: 5500 (2016)

4.3 7

85.7

Do the baby animal coins still come with the stamp?

Ron

Hi Ron, Unfortunately, we do not sell this coin & stamp set. Please try CanadaPost.ca or visit your local Canada Post store.

Chad

Does this coin come encapsulated?

Johnny

Yes - this coin is encapsulated.

Anonymous

what size is the coin

kwduke

The coin has a diameter of 38 mm.

Anonymous

Hi what does mintage mean thanks and lower the mintage more value

Dan

Hi Dan -mintage is the maximum number of coins we will produce. And yes, you are correct, the lower the mintage the rarer the coin and/or set. Many collectors seek out low mintage products. Products with a mintage usually come with a serialized certificate.

Anonymous

Is the set of Baby Animals sold out?

Theresa Hipkin

Thank you for your question. This coin is available as a single or you may purchase the subscription to ensure you receive all four of the next baby animal coins.

Specifications

  • No.149711
  • Mintage5,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistTrevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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