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Canada 2017 Predators vs. Prey #4 - Arctic Hare Inuit Native American with Arctic Fox and Bald Eagle 25 Cents 0.5 Gram .9999 Pure Gold Quarter Proof L11

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Cute, diminutive, and sooo inexpensive - pure gold! Predator vs. Prey concludes with this Native American Inuit portrait of the Arctic Fox, ingeniously composed of its predators (including a bald eagle and an Arctic fox) 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 fourth and final coin in this series coin focuses on the features of a prolific hunter, as seen in this Inuit Native American style depiction of an Arctic hare.

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Arctic_Hare_Portrait 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! The four coins planned in the Predators vs. Prey program are:

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

    + Predator vs. Prey Complete 4-Coin Collection in Solid Wood Display Case with built-in Magnifiers for all four coins!

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A Stunning Wildlife Design, An Original Work of Art
The design by Inuit artist Andrew Qappik re-interprets the traditional portrait of the Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) and presents it in a magnificent Inuit art style, ingeniously composed of its predators (including a bald eagle and an Arctic fox). Detailed engraving brings this artistic interpretation to life, in a way that showcases the beauty of the prey’s profile and its facial features as it faces left, towards its predator.

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The Untamed Arctic Fox
An Arctic Fox in his camouflaged white fur coat, walking across the snow! 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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A sleeping Arctic Fox is perfectly warm in his fine insulated fur! 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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Technology 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 Inuit artist Andrew Qappik re-interprets the traditional portrait of the Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) and presents it in a magnificent Inuit art style, ingeniously composed of its predators (including a bald eagle and an Arctic fox). The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
Arctic Hare 0.5 Gram Pure Gold Proof In Box 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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