The Royal Canadian Mint has released its latest one-kilogram gold Proof coins which are the fourth in a series to feature original artwork by internationally renowned wildlife artist and naturalist, Robert Bateman. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1930, Bateman has combined his vocations as an accomplished artist and well-trained naturalist. As such, he has become one of the world’s greatest artists depicting the natural world.
The coin’s reverse features an engraved rendering of Snowy Owl on Driftwood and depicts the snowy owl staring into the distance while regally perched on a pile of driftwood on the edge of a sandy shore. Instead of colour, different finishes achieved from the striking process add depth to the engraved portrait of this beloved Arctic raptor, and a gleaming Proof finish gives it a magical golden hour glow. The text CANADA 2022 is placed above the primary design along the upper edge and the denomination 2500 DOLLARS, along with an engraved reproduction of the artist’s signature, are placed to the left. The obverse features a field pattern and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by Susanna Blunt.
|1,006 g||101.6 mm||Proof||
Each coin possesses 1,006 grams (32.34 ounces) of pure gold, is specially encapsulated and presented in a custom hardwood polished case, and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. In addition to the numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin comes with a special insert card featuring the artist’s statement, as well as a reproduction of the original artwork and his signature.
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