The wild grace of the noble elk, or wapiti, makes it a fitting symbol of western Canada’s beautifully untamed landscapes. Wide-branching antlers, height and stature give this animal a majestic quality that is conveyed on this stunning Gold coin.
With a mintage of only 400 coins, these will be highly sought after.
- Contains 1 oz of .99999 fine Gold.
- Comes in a maroon clamshell with a graphic outer box.
- Obverse: Likeness of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Features a left side profile of an elk in its natural habitat in the Canadian Rockies.
- Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
This is a striking addition to the mint’s timeless series of Gold coins featuring iconic Canadian animals. This Gold coin is a numismatic masterpiece of the highest order and an exceptional collecting opportunity. Add this magnificent piece to your collection today!
Designed by Canadian artist Maurade Baynton, the reverse transports the viewer to a breathtaking landscape set in western Canada. Under the golden rays of the late summer sun, an elk pauses mid-step while moving across the open grassland near the edge of the boreal forest. The majesty of this iconic species is on full view, its features all engraved in outstanding detail as the elk turns its gaze up at the sky, possibly alerted by the calls of the herd or the sound of birds suddenly taking flight. By turning its head, the elk offers a left-side profile that showcases its facial features and allows the viewer to fully appreciate the width of its pointed antlers, which rise up like the mighty peaks of the Canadian Rockies in the background. The overall design is enhanced by multiple finishes that add an incomparable sense of dimension to the artistry, which conveys respect and admiration for the elk and its role as part of Canada’s rich biodiversity.