1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Geometry in Art: Caribou - Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only
90% SOLD!

Perfect for someone who enjoys a unique coin design and technique! Order today!

A mighty northern resident and a Canadian icon, the caribou (Rangifer tarandus) is perfectly at home in the Canadian boreal forest that is so artfully depicted in the coin's reverse. In the stillness of a cold evening, two caribou and the first snowfall of the season offer the only movement along the tranquil landscape. As is characteristic of low poly art, the rich colour variants add a remarkable vibrancy to the powerful wilderness portrait by recreating light and shadows, which soften the polygons to give a curvature to the caribou's build and soft waves along the river that stretches from side to side.

An unforgettable addition to your collection! Order your coin today!

Special features:
  • The incomparable Geometry In Art series continues its contemporary interpretation of Canada's most famous icons with a fine silver coin that celebrates the caribou.
  • CUTTING-EDGE TECHNIQUES FOR A DIMENSIONAL DESIGN: Exceptional engraving, relief and the application of different finishing techniques add distinctiveness to the polygon shapes that form the stylized image, resulting in a stunning composition that showcases our exceptional level of craftsmanship and innovative artistic vision!
  • SPECTACULAR USE OF COLOURS: In keeping with the low poly art style, vibrant colours play with our perception of light and dimension in this portrait of caribou set in a peaceful forest setting.
  • CRAFTED IN 99.99% PURE SILVER with a low mintage set to only 7,500 worldwide.
  • A collectible piece of art whose artistic merit will appeal to anyone with a passion for original art and design.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Calder Moore, this coin uses "low poly" art, the same technique at the heart of the video game industry. Here, multiple polygon shapes come together to form two caribou making their way across a shallow river in the boreal forest. Amazing sculpting techniques and contrasting finishes define each individual polygon, while the hard lines and sharp corners of the geometric shapes add dramatic texture to the scene.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016)
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (12)
  • Detailed (11)
  • Authentic (5)
  • Mint condition (5)
  • Rare (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (7)
  • Hobby (7)
  • Memorabilia (4)
  • Teenagers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (10), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (3)

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5.0

Looks even better in person!

By Mike

from Ottawa Ontario

About Me Collector, Education Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Memorabilia
    • Teens

    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

    Received this as a gift for Christmas and couldn't be happier!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    My favorite in my collection!

    By Sarge

    from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.A.

    About Me Collector

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hobby

      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

      Far and away my favorite Royal Canadian Mint coin in my recently started collection of Canadian coins! Beautiful coloring and detail from the 3D look of the Caribou to the trees set against the background of the starry sky. Wonderful coin! A must for everyone's collection!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Exceptional coin

      By Ken

      from HK

      About Me Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Rare

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

          I like this series very much. Very exceptional design and really beautiful. Caribou is my favorite so far.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Memorable

          By Konrad

          from Kingston Ontario

          About Me Collector

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Lifetime
            • Memorabilia

            Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

            Pleasure to open a box and admire the art

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Best of the Series

            By Papa deGeorgio

            from Kelowna, British Columbia

            About Me New Grand Father

            Pros

            • Amazing Artwork
            • Coin Has A High Polish
            • Displays Well

            Cons

            • Cost

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Grand Daughter

            Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

            This is a beautiful coin and minted in the year of our Grandchild. She will have it as a reminder of the year 2016. Thank you Canadian Mint!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Definitely buy this again

            By sit, the Collector

            from Chilliwack, B.C.

            About Me Collector

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Detailed
            • Unique

            Cons

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              • Hobby

              Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

              Love the design, very well done. The best coin of this series.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So far in this series,the best !

              By Bob

              from Allegheny Cty, Pa

              About Me Collector

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Detailed
              • Displays Well

              Cons

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                • Adults
                • Older Children
                • Teens
                • Young Children

                Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

                This poly-art series is quite unique and have nice "eye appeal". In my opinion, this Caribou issue is the best design so far in this series.
                The Loon & Polar Bear are well thought out designs, but this one is excellent.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Unique coin

                By JJcoin

                from Trenton,NJ

                About Me Collector

                Pros

                • Detailed
                • Displays Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hobby

                  Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

                  Great example of the mints design and technological ability

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great piece!

                  By Fizzbizzle

                  from Windsor,Ontario

                  About Me Collector, First Time Parent, Working Parent

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well
                  • Mint Condition

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Hobby
                    • Teens

                    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

                    Can't wait for the next coin in this awesome set!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    It's a wildlife beauty

                    By Lloydie

                    from Orillia, Ontario

                    About Me Grandparent

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Detailed
                    • Different Than Most
                    • Displays Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Granddaughter Gift
                      • Teens

                      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Geometry in Art: Caribou – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

                      two granddaughters collect coins, one likes this group of coins and she will not be disappointed.
                      we all like wildlife also

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      • Q:

                        What is the size of the clamshell?
                        Asked on 8/7/2016 by Momo from Ottawa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Momo from Ottawa. The clamshell size is 67 x 67 mm.

                          Answered on 9/29/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        Some of the coins are described as "Pure Silver" others as "Fine Silver". I assume this has to do with silver content but what is the actual difference?
                        Asked on 5/6/2016 by Karl from Calgary

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          : We use "Fine Silver" and "Pure Silver" interchangeably. Typically in the precious metals business "Fine Silver" denotes a product with at least 99.9% pure silver, or "three nines silver". Here at the Royal Canadian Mint we have some of the purest coins in the world. Our version of "Fine Silver" typically contain 99.99% pure silver or "four nines silver". If you are ever in doubt you can check the product specifications (right hand side of every product page); we always list the metal purity under composition.

                          Answered on 5/24/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        What is the size? How many mm?
                        Asked on 4/12/2016 by Karen from Ontario

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The diameter is 40mm.

                          Answered on 4/14/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        WHY DOES THE CARIBOU COST MORE THAN THE POLAR BEAR?
                        Asked on 2/26/2016 by LB from Toronto

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                      Specifications

                      • No.150055
                      • Mintage7,500
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 31.83
                      • Diameter (mm) 40
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value20 dollars
                      • ArtistCalder Moore (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)