Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Canada 2017 Red-Tailed Hawk Swooping Attack - Endangered Species $500 5 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof GML WX GX L09 - MINTAGE 99

Price: $14,999.95 $10,999.95
(You save $4,000.00)
SKU:
08604
Out of Stock

Product Description

A true rarity - five troy ounces of pure gold, with the UNBELIEVABLY low mintage of just 99! This masterwork of wildlife fine art dramatically portrays a noble red-tailed hawk swooping down in a mid-air attack position. Sold out at the Mint on pre-release - DO NOT DELAY!

Sold out at the Mint!Sold out on pre-release at the Mint!

Don't wait for this giant, five ounce pure gold investment piece to sell out here and go up in value! For the investment-minded collector, it's hard to go wrong with this mintage-of-99 behemoth! Our clientelle already knows that Royal Canadian Mint Five Ounce Gold Proofs appreciate in value (and then some).

The design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra depicts a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) swooping down in a mid-air attack position, just before the moment of impact when it knocks down its prey. Please note, four different finishes are used to highlight this majestic bird! Expert engraving recreates its striking appearance, its dark head standing in contrast to the striking barred plumage that is characteristic of this bird species. There is little doubt of the falcon’s agility and formidable hunting abilities as it swiftly swoops down and assumes a mid-air attack position, its sharp talons spread out and ready to seize its prey. Revered since the middle ages, the peregrine falcon is one of the most striking, beautiful, graceful aerial predators in the world. Known for its breathtaking displays of flight agility, the bird can reach speeds over 300km/h while swooping, making it the fastest animal in the world.Investment Opportunity!Well, with this ultra rare 5 troy ounce pure gold Peregrine Falcon proof, all bets are off and the sky's the limit! Sure, the exceptionally tiny mintage limit of just 99 is a big part of the reason, but consider as well the cachet of the bird of prey design, a dramatic portrait of a noble peregrine falcon swooping down in a mid-air attack position, as executed by noted wildlife artist Emily Damstra. Okay, you get the picture on the investment potential here - the early bird (please pardon the pun) will surely get the worm, and there will be a lot of tardy, disappointed birds later.

Click here for more 5 ounce gold proofs!

Click here for more coins featuring the Peregrine Falcon!

Availability Note - There are only 99 of these beautiful and impressive investment pieces available for the entire world. Because they were already sold out before they are actually released, payment in full required at the time of ordering. Additional shipping and/or insurance may be required for orders sent outside of the United States.

Click here fore all coins in the Canadian Wildlife Exploration Program!

A Highly Detailed, Original Work of Art!
 The design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra depicts a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) swooping down in a mid-air attack position, just before the moment of impact when it knocks down its prey. Please note, four different finishes are used to highlight this majestic bird! Expert engraving recreates its striking appearance, its dark head standing in contrast to the striking barred plumage that is characteristic of this bird species. There is little doubt of the falcon’s agility and formidable hunting abilities as it swiftly swoops down and assumes a mid-air attack position, its sharp talons spread out and ready to seize its prey. Revered since the middle ages, the peregrine falcon is one of the most striking, beautiful, graceful aerial predators in the world. Known for its breathtaking displays of flight agility, the bird can reach speeds over 300km/h while swooping, making it the fastest animal in the world.

Click here for more coins featuring the Peregrine Falcon!

Bird of Nobility
The design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra depicts a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) swooping down in a mid-air attack position, just before the moment of impact when it knocks down its prey. Please note, four different finishes are used to highlight this majestic bird! Expert engraving recreates its striking appearance, its dark head standing in contrast to the striking barred plumage that is characteristic of this bird species. There is little doubt of the falcon’s agility and formidable hunting abilities as it swiftly swoops down and assumes a mid-air attack position, its sharp talons spread out and ready to seize its prey. Revered since the middle ages, the peregrine falcon is one of the most striking, beautiful, graceful aerial predators in the world. Known for its breathtaking displays of flight agility, the bird can reach speeds over 300km/h while swooping, making it the fastest animal in the world.In many parts of Europe, peregrine falcons were captured and trained for hunting by falconers. This sport was practiced for centuries by the nobility. As a result, peregrine falcons were considered royal birds and within many European kingdoms were one of the first animals to be protected by royal decree. This didn't help the bird in the modern era, however - pesticides such as DDT wreaked havoc on its populations by weakening the shells of its eggs and thereby destroying its ability to reproduce.

Today the peregrine falcon is making a comeback, as these harmful chemicals have been outlawed and it has been reintroduced to many parts of its former range. It has received an odd sort of help from man, as it was introduced into urban environments, on the supposition that the tall buildings of the cityscape would mimic its normal, cliff-like abode.

Click here to see more coins featuring Endangered Species!

The Legend of the Maltese Falcon - Fit for a King (and a Holy Roman Emperor!)
The noble peregrine falcon figures large in history. After the expulsion of the Knights Hospitalers of St. John from Rhodes by the Ottoman Turks in 1522, they needed a new home base. In 1530 the Holy Roman Emperor, King Charles V of Spain, as King of Sicily, gave the Knights the island of Malta (and their new name) in perpetual fiefdom in exchange for the annual payment of a single Maltese falcon, which they were to send on All Souls Day to the King's representative, the Viceroy of Sicily. This move proved to be judicious indeed, as the Knights of Malta successfully withstood the Great Siege of Malta by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 1565, thereby buying Christian Europe the time it desperately needed to prepare its defenses. Six years later, in 1571, a united European fleet would end the Muslim threat by decisively defeating the Turkish armada at the Battle of Lepanto, one of the turning points in world history. The historical fact of the king's payment was a key element in Dashiell Hammett's famous book The Maltese Falcon. So if not for the peregrine falcon, all of Europe might be Islamic now!

Click here for more coins featuring unique and diverse wildlife!

Investment Note
For the discriminating connoisseur and investment-minded collector, the Royal Canadian Mint has struck a coin with which you'll fall in love! It's huge (almost 2-1/2 inches in diameter) and stuck in the purest gold - .9999 fine!  Most importantly, the mintage limit of only 99 (!!!) not only makes this gold proof tenfold rare, it also means that no more than that number of people in the entire world can ever own it! Destined to sell out quickly, we recommend not delaying if you want this gem to be yours. It will truly be the crowning glory of your collection!

Click here for great selection of 5 ounce silver proofs!

Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest gold in the world. This five troy ounce gold coin is 99.99% pure!

Click here for more fabulous Canadian gold coinage!

Obverse
A meticulously detailed and finely profiled portrait of a noble peregrine falcon swooping down in a mid-air attack position. The artistry is so subtle and intricate that the individual feathers on the falcon can be clearly distinguished. The traditional-style engraving has produced a magnificent work of beauty. The legend 5 OZ 9999 AU guarantees the purity and weight. The date and denomination are also indicated.

Click here for more coins featuring the Peregrine Falcon!

Reverse
A frosted cameo proof portrait of 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.

Click here for more coins featuring unique and diverse wildlife!

Packaging

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

Click here fore all coins in the Canadian Wildlife Exploration Program!

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 500 Dollars
Weight 156.05 g
Diameter 60.15 mm
Mintage Limit      99
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Plain
   
Artist Emily Damstra
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

 

Product Reviews

Write Review

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Find Similar Products by Category