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Canada 2017 Predators vs. Prey #3 - Arctic Fox Inuit Native American with Arctic Hare, Lemming and Seagull 25 Cents 0.5 Gram .9999 Pure Gold Quarter Proof

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Cute, diminutive, and sooo inexpensive - pure gold! Predator vs. Prey continues with this Native American Inuit portrait of the Arctic Fox, ingeniously composed of its prey (an Arctic hare, a lemming and a seagull) and intricately rendered in pure gold on this truly affordable proof beauty!
 
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One is the hunter, the other, the hunted. This four-coin series explores the predator and prey relationship of the Arctic fox and the Arctic hare in Canada’s far North, where the harsher climate necessitates unique adaptations that have set these two species apart. The third coin focuses on the features of a prolific hunter, as seen in this life-like depiction of an Arctic fox.

An Arctic Fox in his camouflaged white fur coat, walking across the snow!The gold is pure - four 9s pure (.9999), in fact. And it's affordable, so get yours today! Better yet, get one for yourself and several more to give as (most impressive, pure gold) gifts! There are four coins planned for the Predators vs. Prey program:

    1) Arctic Fox - Traditional Engraving
    2) Arctic Hare - Traditional Engraving
    3) Arctic Fox - Inuit Native American Style
    4) Arctic Hare - Inuit Native American Style
 

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The Untamed Arctic Fox
A sleeping Arctic Fox is perfectly warm in his fine insulated fur!Just slightly larger than the average house cat, Vulpes lagopus - the Arctic Fox - is Canada’s smallest member of the canidae family. A silent, prolific hunter, the Arctic Fox’s diet consists largely of lemmings; it will kill dozens a day, particularly when hunting for its brood of (on average) 6 pups. The population cycle of the Arctic Fox is thus inextricably tied to the mysterious waxing and waning of the global lemming cycle, which peaks and then diminishes to near zero levels about every 4 years. The Arctic Fox will also eat a wide variety of other foods (when and where available), including eggs, squirrels, berries, birds, small marine animals, fish, and carrion.

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The pelt of the Arctic Fox is unmatched for warmth, sustaining it at temperatures below -50° Celsius. Its fur is brown, gray-brown, blue-gray, or dark blue-gray in the warmer months. In the long Arctic winter, most foxes turn pure white, although some populations show lighter blue-gray through the winter phase. The fox’s thick fur covers its small rounded ears and even the pads of its feet, providing for optimal warmth.

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A Stunning Wildlife Design, An Original Work of Art
The design by Canadian Inuit artist Andrew Qappik re-interprets the traditional portrait of the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) and presents it in a magnificent Inuit art style, ingeniously composed of its prey (an Arctic hare, a lemming and a seagull). Meticulously detailed engraving brings this artistic interpretation to life in a way that showcases the beauty of the stealthy hunter’s profile and its facial features as it faces to the right, searching for its prey.

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Arctic Fox Gold Proof in BoxTechnology Note
The marvelous minting technology of the Royal Canadian Mint has brought us the world’s smallest pure gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other, larger gold coins to shame!

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Obverse
The design by Canadian Inuit artist Andrew Qappik re-interprets the traditional portrait of the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) and presents it in a magnificent Inuit art style, ingeniously composed of its prey (an Arctic hare, a lemming and a seagull). 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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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 25 Cents
Weight 0.5 g
Diameter 11.00 mm
Mintage Limit     6,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Andrew Qappik
Certificate Individually Numbered

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