Stunning colour on engraving. The woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) is the only member of the deer family in which females also grow antlers. Biologists believe it may be due to the intense competition caribou face digging for lichen and other plants. Antlers are grown and shed annually, but pregnant females will lose their antlers later than males, possibly to gain an added reservoir of calcium for their gestating calves. Caribou live in Canadas most isolated regions beyond the 49th parallel. They are categorized into three ecotypes based on specific behaviours and adaptations they have developed by living in different habitats. The tundra ecotype reigns as the farthest-travelling land migrant on earth, spending winter in the boreal forest and moving to the tundra north of the 55th parallel in summer to calvean astounding roundtrip of 6,000 km per year that perfectly illustrates the vastness that is Canada. Special features: Your coin is an exquisite portrait of one of Canadas most intriguing wilderness residents. Your coin features colour over engraving in warm, natural tones. The valley and mountains in the background are depicted in natural, shining fine silver. Expertly depicted by wildlife artist Trevor Tennant. Your coin is rendered in fine silver (99.99% pure) and is GST/HST exempt. Limited to 8,500 worldwide. Design: Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant and features a full colour caribou set in an engraved mountain landscape. Packaging: Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve. Composition 99.99% fine silver. Weight (g) 31.39. Face value 20 dollars. (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Please check my store to see more. Canadian Coins & Stamps, World Coins & Stamps, English Bone China Dinnerware, Vintage Teacup & Saucer Sets, Collectable Plates, Antique Books, Germany Mantel Clocks, Other Antiques. The item “2014 Canada 1 oz Colorized Proof $20 Fine Silver Coin The Iconic Caribou, NO TAX” is in sale since Thursday, May 18, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “songzb2006″ and is located in South-East, ON. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification: Certificated
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada