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Canada 2016 Majestic Animals #2 - Iconic Canadian Animals #11 - Commanding Canadian Lynx $20 Pure Silver Wildlife Proof with Color in Single Box WX

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Get the 2nd in the 2016 Majestic Animals program, and the eleventh overall in the Iconic Canadian Animals series, the Commanding Canadian Lynx, a fierce and deadly feline hunter! This masterwork of wildlife fine art by Canadian wildlife artist Denis Mayer Jr. depicts a beautiful lynx perched and alert, in pure silver with proof finish and vibrant, full color! In single coin box.
This listing is for the Commanding Canadian Lynx Silver Proof in the single coin box. The Commanding Canadian Lynx Silver Proof may also be available in the 5-Coin Custom Presentation Case - click here to see if it is!

Second in the 2016 Majestic Animals program and eleventh in this extremely popular series, Iconic Canadian Animals! Tremendous investment potential here, as well as the meticulous, traditional engraving and extraordinary applied technology for which the Royal Canadian Mint is known world-wide! Commemorate the Commanding Canadian Lynx with this truly scarce, low mintage, full color proof, minted on a full one troy ounce planchet of 99.99% pure silver (the purest on the planet)! Better yet, it's an original work of art by wildlife artist Denis Mayer Jr.! A true investment piece for the discriminating animal lover, cat fancier, savvy numismatic investor and/or wildlife aficionado!

¡ Extremely low mintage of just 6,500 - get it quick!

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Iconic Lynx Outer BoxAt home in the boreal forests that stretch across much of Canada, the Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis) commands attention with its beautiful features and secretive feline ways. This wildcat is a skilled hunter that easily adapts to the changing seasons - an admirable trait that makes it one of Canada’s most beloved and iconic species, as celebrated in this superb, pure silver coin.

A Highly Detailed, Original Work of Art by Wildlife Artist Denis Mayer Jr.!
The intricate design by Canadian wildlife artist Denis Mayer Jr. uses full color to highlight the life-like, engraved depiction of a Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis) deep within the boreal forest that is its home. With its head turned to the side, the lynx remains calm and composed as it crouches low on its perch atop a rocky outcrop, which provides it with a higher view of the area below. Selective color highlights the meticulously engraved portrait of this wild felid, capturing it in exquisite detail, from the varying tones of its thick fur to the beard-like ruff on both sides of its face and its black-tinged ear tufts. The moss and grasses at its broad feet add a fresh tinge of green and brown hues that contrast beautifully with the pale lynx, all against the engraved forest that looms in the background.

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The Canadian Lynx - "Grey Ghost" of the North!
A solitary Canadian Lynx displays its short tail, large, padded feed, cheek ruffs and tufted ears.The shy and reclusive Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is often called the “gray ghost of the North.” The Lynx is sometimes confused with the bobcat, but when one knows the differences, distinguishing between the two is easy. With its long, thick fur, prominent cheek ruffs, a short, black-tipped tail and oversize paws, it is perfectly adapted for winter. And its distinctive ear tufts amplify sound to make it a formidable hunter. It is also larger than a bobcat, and over twice the size of a large domestic cat.

The Canadian lynx is a solitary and secretive crepuscular animal, mostly active in the early morning and at dusk. Lynx tend to sleep during the day and are moderately active at night. Although solitary, at times small groups may be observed traveling together. The lynx roam about one and a half to three miles each day, and thus require a large territory. When food becomes scarce, the lynx territory will increase; most of the population will roam far, with a select few staying behind in their original territory. The cat tends to stay within 100 yards of the tree line, but does not shy away from swimming. One account records a lynx swimming two miles across the extremely cold Yukon River.

A pair of super cute baby Canadian lynx kittens or cubs! The lynx can be found in Canada’s boreal forests from Newfoundland to the Yukon Territories, as well as in the northern tier of the United States. It hunts squirrels, grouse and deer, but its preference by far is the snowshoe hare. In fact, the populations of these two animals are inextricably linked. As long as 200 years ago, the Hudson Bay Company began noting how a rise in lynx led to a drop in hares, and how fewer hare led to fewer lynx. Back then, the lynx population would peak at 70 times its low. Today, development, forestry and hunting have brought peak lynx numbers down to six times the low.

Efforts to revive the Canadian lynx population are ongoing.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This one troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2016 Iconic Lynx Silver $20 Color Proof in Box Obverse
The intricate design by Canadian wildlife artist Denis Mayer Jr. uses selective color to highlight the engraved depiction of a Canadian lynx in its natural setting, rendered in exquisite detail through expert engraving and full color. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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

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A family of Canadian lynx treks across the frigid, snowy winterscape.
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      6,500
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Denis Mayer Jr.
Certificate Individually Numbered

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