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)

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

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only
93% 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 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (14)
  • Detailed (12)
  • Mint condition (7)
  • Authentic (6)
  • Rare (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hobby (9)
  • Adults (8)
  • Memorabilia (6)
  • Teenagers (4)
  • Lifetime (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (12), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (3)

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5.0

Great coin/set

By Matt D

from Waterloo Region

About Me Collector

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Lifetime
    • Memorabilia

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

    It's a great looking set, all 5 of them. I appreciate the detail, and they are a nice size/weight too.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Super Shiney

    By Robert the Collector

    from Barrie Ontario

    About Me Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

    • Wish It Was Bigger

    Best Uses

    • Hobby
    • Memorabilia

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

    Truly a beautiful coin. I wish it was a 2oz coin just so it would be bigger.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

                Best Uses

                • 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

                  Best Uses

                  • 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

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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)

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