Mountain goats forage on vegetation on cliff faces, often above the tree line, even tackling grades of more than 60º to reach pockets of vegetation between the rocks. Their hooves are ingeniously designed so they can climb where other animals would simply slide off. Adult males and females both have horns and beards, and everyone wears a thick, woolly coat that can withstand extreme cold and wind-unique climbing gear for Canada’s one-of-a-kind mountaineer! This incredibly agile member of the antelope family spends 75% of its time on steep rocky ledges to stay out of reach of predators such as bears, wolves and cougars. Its habitat is so remote and extreme, little was known about this animal before 1900. A must-have keepsake for wildlife enthusiasts and rock climbers! Your coin is the third and final in a 3-coin series that features majestic wildlife. The two previous coins in the series are. Courageous Cougar-available on mint. Ca, while supplies last! Wandering White-Tailed Deer-available on mint. Ca, while supplies last! BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED IN 1 OZ. 99.99% PURE SILVER! You coin also includes multiple finishes for added depth and dimension. Selective colour has been meticulously applied to the foreground for maximum visual effect, accentuating every detail to bring this stunning wildlife portrait to vivid life. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins! Only 6,000 coins will be made worldwide-order today as your coin is a limited work of art in its own right and highly collectible! A mountain goat looks out from perilous heights in this wildlife portrait by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, its hooves solid on the steep rocky ledge. In the background, one of countless Canadian mountains rises above an alpine valley where a river flows. Selective colour brings added dimension to the alpine trees, rocky ledge and mountain goat in the foreground. Its signature black horns, short tail, shaggy coat, and burly build are unmistakable in this exquisitely detailed design. The mountain goat’s hooves have two flexible toes that can be squeezed together or spread apart to fit perfectly over a crack or piece of rock. The convex-shaped pad is slightly larger than the nail, and functions like a suction cup with a rough surface to deliver maximum traction on smooth rock and ice. Mountain goats have black, slightly curved horns that grow 15-28 cm long. They live in an aggressive social structure, but don’t butt heads. Instead, they use their horns to poke, push and shove. Studies show that while bighorn sheep experience one conflict every two or three hours, mountain goats experience three to six confrontations-every hour! James Cook was given mountain goat hides by Tlingit traders in 1778, he thought they were from white bears. The goat’s fine, dense wool is covered by an outer layer of hollow hairs that can grow to 20 cm. They protect against -46ºC temperatures and winds of 161 km/h, but are shed in spring. Billies (males) shed first, and pregnant nannies (females) molt last. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. Pierre Leduc (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- Grade: Ungraded
- Year: 2018
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: $20