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Canada 2013 Untamed Canadian Wildlife #2 - Pronghorn Antelope $25 1/4 Troy Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Proof GX

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Second in this new series - and a phenomenal INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Bag the striking Pronghorn Antelope 1/4 Ounce Pure Gold Proof before it gets away!

Sold out at the Mint! Welcome to Untamed Canada, the new wildlife program from the Royal Canadian Mint! The second issue in the RCM’s exciting Untamed Canada Series, the Pronghorn Antelope, displays a bold artistic direction. Each coin showcases five different types of finish (each with a separate degree of luster!), exceptional engraving techniques, and woodblock-inspired original artworks! This dramatic approach to coin design, inspired by the unbroken spirit of the Pronghorn Antelope, is struck in one quarter troy ounce of 99.99% pure gold;Investment Opportunity! with a total worldwide mintage of only 1,500 (far too low for such an affordable gold proof), we expect the Pronghorn Antelope to sell out quickly!

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The majestic, North American Pronghorn Antelope is the subject of the second 2013 Untamed Canada Wildlife $20 Silver and $25 Gold Proofs from Canada.A Bold And Striking Design, A Highly Detailed, Original Work of Art!
The striking design by Canadian artist Tivadar Bote features a stylized image (inspired by woodcut design) of a Pronghorn Antelope, set against symbolic elements of its Canadian habitat. The Pronghorn, viewed in three-quarter profile, is presented in the foreground of the image, its namesake horns reaching majestically toward the top of the image, with its serene face and head set upon a muscular neck. In the background, the image of a circular sunburst replete with rays recalls the vast open skies of the Pronghorn’s preferred habitat. From the sunburst rise wheat motifs and rays of light. The circularity of this element echoes the circular field of the coin and hints at the cyclical nature of the Pronghorn’s life cycle. The outer frame is engraved with the species’ Latin binomial name, “Antilocapra Americana”.

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The Untamed Pronghorn Antelope
The majestic, North American Pronghorn Antelope is the subject of the second 2013 Untamed Canada Wildlife $20 Silver and $25 Gold Proofs from Canada.Although reminiscent of the antelope of the African continent, Antilocapra Americana is the only member of its globally unique Antilocapridae family, which is native to North America. It is distinguished from other large, hoofed game animals by its unique keratinous, curving horns with their distinct forward-facing prongs. These are shed annually in late fall and begin growing in spring, returning to their full length by mid-summer. Although the Pronghorn Antelope does not jump higher than about 36 inches or 3 feet (90 centimeters), this three-foot-high, reddish-brown ruminant can sprint at speeds of about 50 miles (85 kilometers) per hour and run great distances at about 25 miles (40 kilometers) per hour.

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Investment Note
A completely new series, with a completely new style. Bold, fresh and striking design in the woodcut style. Popular wildlife theme and desirable animal motif. A full quarter troy ounce of pure gold. Extremely affordable introductory price. Best of all, a total mintage of only 1,500 gold proofs! What more do we have to say?

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Canada 2013 Pronghorn Gold $25 Proof in BoxObverse
A meticulously detailed and finely engraved detail of a Pronghorn Antelope. The legend provides the Latin scientific name for the species, ANTILOCAPRA AMERICANA. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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") also appears.

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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 box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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SpecificationsThe majestic, North American Pronghorn Antelope is the subject of the second 2013 Untamed Canada Wildlife $20 Silver and $25 Gold Proofs from Canada.
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 25 Dollars
Weight 7.797 g
Diameter 20 mm
Mintage Limit      1,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Tivadar Bote
Certificate Individually Numbered

Complete Certificate Text

Although reminiscent of the antelope of the African continent, Antilocapra Americana is the only member of its globally unique Antilocapridae family, which is native to North America. It is distinguished from other large, hoofed game animals by its unique keratinous, curving horns with their distinct forward-facing prongs. These are shed annually in late fall and begin growing in spring, returning to their full length by mid-summer. Although the Longhorn Antelope does not jump higher than about 90 centimetres, this metre-high, reddish-brown ruminant can sprint at speeds of about 85 kilometres an hour and run great distances at about 40 kilometres an hour.

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The Wind-Racers

We race with the wind; the sagebrush parts before our fleeing gale. Together, a flying puzzle of shifting red-brown and white stripes, we daze our pursuer, exhaust her—a hungry bobcat at winter’s end—until her legs fail her and her panting, empty belly finally lowers to the ground. We race with the wind and no one can catch us here in the flat, open grasslands we have inhabited forever. There are no others like us on Earth.

We saw her first, high in the foothills; our eyes miss very little. Were it summer, we would have quietly gathered our young, hidden among the higher grasses lining the vast valley. But it is winter’s end and the young will not be here before the full moon rises four more times. A flash of white rump on a rise in the distance passes through our multitude like a shiver—one white flash, then another—and then we are flying. When we launch from our grazing-ground, even the birds are hard-pressed to follow. Above us, the cat leaps and snatches, catching nothing but dust. She follows, but knows that we can fly for hours.

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When the bobcat lies still, we slow. Eventually, we stop, moving further along our broad, flat valley, digging for fresh green shoots in the hard-packed snow with our new horns, which drop with autumn’s leaves and return with the sun in spring. Soon we will rest, but not for long. Our large eyes are ever watchful, seeing the slightest shift in the landscape, seeking the white flash that will transform us, once again, into wind-racers.

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