In the incredibly popular Big Coins series, and only the second 5 ounce Caribou Quarter Dollar in Canadian history! Get all six circulating Canadian denominations, minted five troy ounces of pure silver with proof finish and full color. Extremely low mintage, too – only 1,500! In single coin box. This listing is for the. Caribou 5 Oz Silver Proof. In the single coin box. May also be available in a 6-Coin Deluxe Wooden Presentation Box! The Royal Canadian Mint strikes again! Now we’re livin’ large! Here’s your unique opportunity to acquire each of the current six circulating denominations of Canadian coinage – except blown up to monster size! Celebrate the history and artistry of Canadian circulation coinage, in a larger version – the better to enjoy these storied designs in all their glory! Each beautiful proof is minted in five troy ounces. Of pure silver and features vibrant, full color. On both the obverse! This is the second and only five ounce silver quarter dollar (caribou or otherwise) in Canadian history! We can not stress strongly enough what an opportunity this is! Five Ounce Silver Penny. We believe that this landmark coin will become a numismatic delicacy, greedily pursued by future generations! The mintage limit is low, so grab yours now! Collect ALL the Big Coins 5 Oz Silver Proofs: 1 Common Loon “Loonie” 5 Oz Silver Dollar. 2 Caribou 5 Oz Silver Quarter Dollar – 25 Cents. 3 Bluenose Schooner 5 Oz Silver Dime – 10 Cents 4 Beaver 5 Oz Silver Nickel – 5 Cents 5 Coat of Arms 5 Oz Silver Half Dollar – 50 Cents 6 Polar Bear “Toonie” 5 Oz Silver Two Dollars. The caribou design was created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn and first used in 1937. For nearly 60 years now the quarter has depicted the caribou. An ideal representative of Canadian wildlife. This gregarious, curious animal is a familiar sight in northern Canada, traveling in bands of ten to fifty and in herds of up to 100,000 during migration. Caribou of can run at speeds of almost 50 miles per hour and may travel 3,000 miles in a year. Both male and female caribou grow antlers. From 1968 until 2000 the 25 cent coin was made of nickel, then its composition was changed to nickel-plated steel. Here’s a coin with a ton of investment potential, to say nothing of cachet! It’s huge (nearly 3 inches in diameter) and stuck in the purest silver. Refined anywhere in the world. The numismatic circulating coin theme is extremely popular, too! Then there’s that extremely low mintage limit – only 1,500! Don’t let it sell out on you, get yours today! Technology Note – Color. The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This five troy ounce silver coin. Is 99.99% pure! Portrait created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn and first used on Canadian legal tender quarter dollar coinage in 1937. The date of issue and denomination also appear. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend reads ELIZABETH II D. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”). The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color, custom cardboard box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. 9999 Fine (Pure) Silver. The item “Canada 2016 Big Coins Series #2 Caribou Color 25 Cents 5 Oz Pure Silver Proof” is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year: 2016
- Strike Type: Proof
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada