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Canada 2012 Moose - Robert Bateman's Bull Moose Painting $300 Pure Platinum Proof GX WX

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TRULY RARE (mintage limit = 250) pure platinum proof features a masterwork of wildlife fine art, a bull moose by Robert Bateman, intricately rendered on this meticulously engraved beauty!

Sold out at the Mint! The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), an organization that has achieved exceptional results in preserving the magnificent wilderness for which Canada is known the world over! To commemorate this milestone, the CWF commissioned famed Canadian wildlife artist and painter Robert Bateman, an unflagging proponent of wildlife conservation and education. Now the Royal Canadian Mint has translated Bateman's original works of art to the medium of precious metals! Investment Opportunity!Their traditional engraving techniques have resulted in sculptural works of meticulous detail (to say nothing of exceedingly rarity!). Low mintage coins in the Robert Bateman Moose Program include:

    1)  Bull Moose $20 1 Ounce Pure Silver Proof (mintage 7,500)
    2)  Bull Moose $250 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof (mintage 1,000)
    3)  Bull Moose - The Challenge $200 1 Ounce Pure Gold Proof (mintage 750)
    4)  Bull Moose $300 1 Ounce Pure Platinum Proof (mintage 250)

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Robert Bateman's outstanding wildlife designs recall those found on one of the most popular programs ever from the Royal Canadian Mint - the Wildlife Coin & Stamps Sets Program!

The Bull Moose Original_Painting_by_famous wildlife artist and painter Robert BatemanThe Magnificent Moose
The largest member of the Cervidae (deer) family (which also includes elk, caribou, white-tailed deer, and mule deer), the moose (Alces alces) is one of Canada’s most emblematic animals. The giant ruminant, standing taller at its more than six foot (2-meter) high shoulders than the very tallest horse, inhabits the vast boreal forest, as well as muskegs and valley lands. Weighing hundreds of pounds (a bull moose (male) can weigh up to 1300 pounds (600 kilograms)) and, in the case of bulls, carrying a rack of antlers sometimes spanning five feet (1.5 meters), the moose can nevertheless pass through dense brush in almost complete silence.

With spindly legs, hugely muscled shoulders, a low rump, stubby tail, and mule-like ears, the moose’s body may seem ungainly to some, but is well adapted for its environment. Its broad hooves help it to pass easily over snow and marshland. Its long, narrow head ends in a flexible upper lip that helps it to grasp leaves, bark, twigs, and aquatic plants. Beneath its chin hangs a distinctive flap of skin called a “bell” which, though its function is still not entirely understood, in part helps the moose to attract potential mates during the autumn rut.

Considering its massive size, the moose is exceptionally nimble. It can run for short distances at speeds of up to  30 miles (50 kilometers) per hour and can swim long distances, dive more than 16 feet (5 meters) and hold its breath underwater for about 30 seconds. Moose span the majority of Canada’s forests, from the Alaskan border and the southern border of Canada to the Maritime provinces of the Atlantic Ocean. Experts estimate a total Canadian population of more than 500,000.

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Robert Bateman and The Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Challenge bull moose Original_Painting_by_famous wildlife artist and painter Robert BatemanRobert Bateman, world-renowned wildlife artist who is also an unflagging proponent of wildlife conservation and education, is an Honorary Life Member of CWF. Mr. Bateman is best known for his beautiful, lifelike paintings that capture the heart and soul of Canada’s wilderness. His love for wildlife, kindled when he was a young child, has remained steadfast over a 50-year career spent depicting the glories of the Canadian wilderness through arresting realistic paintings rendered in fine detail. Among his best-known and popular work are his paintings of Moose in the wilderness, one of which is featured on this coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint to commemorate the 50th anniversary of CWF.

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), an organization that has achieved exceptional results in conserving the Canadian wilderness and educating citizens and government about environmental issues that concern all North Americans. From a group of twenty-one delegates at its inaugural meeting in 1962, CWF today has over 300,000 members and supporters and is Canada’s largest conservation organization. The Canadian landscape and its many denizens have benefited enormously from CWF’s efforts over the last five decades.

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The_Moose_Family_Original_Painting_by_famous wildlife artist and painter Robert BatemanInvestment Note
What an opportunity - a one ounce, pure platinum proof coin, featuring an intricately detailed, frosted cameo portrait of a Bull Moose! In fact, this is only the seventh one ounce platinum proof that the Royal Canadian Mint has ever offered individually (i.e,, not in a multi-coin set), and it's the first of featuring a moose! What's more, the Bull Moose $300 Platinum Proof has a total mintage of only 250, making it exceedingly rare!

If you need further proof of the investment potential of this beauty, consider the recent value of platinum -  it has recently traded in the $2200 per ounce range! Platinum is the the rarest, hardest to find, mine and refine of all the precious metals, and has a number of non-recoverable uses, so the sky's the limit. Only 250 lucky individuals can ever own one of these gems, so get yours today!

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Obverse
Canada 2012 Moose $300 Platinum in BoxA meticulously detailed and finely engraved detail of a bull moose from Robert Bateman’s painting, Bull Moose. The artistry is so subtle and intricate that the individual hairs on the moose's fur coat can be clearly distinguished under a loupe. The traditional-style engraving has produced a magnificent work of beauty. The signature ROBERT BATEMAN credits the artist. The dual dates 1962-2012 and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, 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 ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") and mint mark also appear.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

SpecificationsA bull moose wading through the shallows in search of his favorite water plants!
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2012
   
Face Value 300 Dollars
Weight 31.16 g
Diameter 30.00 mm
Mintage Limit     250
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9995 Fine (Pure) Platinum
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Robert Bateman
Certificate Individually Numbered

Complete Certificate Text

The Canadian Wildlife Federation and Robert Bateman
The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), an organization that has achieved exceptional results in conserving the Canadian wilderness and educating citizens and government about environmental issues that concern us all. From a group of 21 delegates at its inaugural meeting in 1962, CWF today has over 300,000 members and supporters and is Canada’s largest conservation organization. The Canadian landscape and its many denizens have benefited enormously from CWF’s efforts over the last five decades.

Robert Bateman, world-renowned wildlife artist who is also an unflagging proponent of wildlife conservation and education, is an Honorary Life Member of CWF. Mr. Bateman is best known for his beautiful, lifelike paintings that capture the heart and soul of Canada’s wilderness. His love for wildlife, kindled when he was a young child, has remained steadfast over a 50-year career spent depicting the glories of the Canadian wilderness through arresting realistic paintings rendered in fine detail. Among his best-known and popular work are his paintings of Moose in the wilderness, one of which is The Challenge, featured on this coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint to commemorate the 50th anniversary of CWF.

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Towering Sentry of the Boreal Wilderness
The largest member of the Cervidae family— which also includes elk, caribou, whitetailed deer, and mule deer—the moose (Alces alces) is one of Canada’s most emblematic animals. The giant ruminant—sitting taller at its nearly 2-metre high shoulders than the very tallest horse—inhabits the vast boreal forest, as well as muskegs and valleylands. Weighing hundreds of kilograms (a male can weigh up to 600 kilograms) and, in the case of bulls, carrying a rack of antlers sometimes spanning 1.5 metres, the moose can nevertheless pass through dense brush in almost complete silence.

With spindly legs, hugely muscled shoulders, a low rump, stubby tail, and mule-like ears, the moose’s body may seem ungainly to some, but is well adapted for its environment. Its broad hooves help it to pass easily over snow and marshland. Its long, narrow head ends in a flexible upper lip that helps it to grasp leaves, bark, twigs, and aquatic plants. Beneath its chin hangs a distinctive flap of skin called a “bell” which, though its function is still not entirely understood, in part helps the moose to attract potential mates during the autumn rut.

Considering its massive size, the moose is exceptionally nimble. It can run for short distances at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour and can swim long distances, dive more than 5 metres and hold its breath underwater for about 30 seconds. Moose span the majority of Canada’s forests, from the Alaskan border and the southern border of Canada to the Atlantic Ocean. Experts estimate a total Canadian population of more than 500,000.

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The Coin
This $20 silver coin is certified to be 99.99% fine silver with a weight of 31.39 grams and a diameter of 38 millimetres. The reverse image features a detail of a bull moose’s head and antlers in profile, taken from Robert Bateman’s painting, The Moose Family. The coin also features Robert Bateman’s signature, along with the dates “1962-2012” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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