The 2019 Golden Reflections: Predator and Prey series revisits Canadian wildlife, so popular among coin collectors. The three-coin series features fully gold-plated pure silver coins. Each coin depicts a scene spotlighting six animals characteristic to Canadian fauna. Award-winning Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock is behind the design of this stunning series. The Golden Reflections theme emerges in the rendered ripples of water that animate otherwise still scenes. This series celebrates the beauty of our wildlife, even in the merciless relationship of predator and prey.
Designed by Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock, this fully gold-plated pure silver coin captures a close-up of the unforgiving reality of predator and prey within Canada’s picturesque wilderness. The dramatic scene depicts an elk’s last stand against two hungry wolves. The prey is stranded in water, cut off from all escape routes, while the predators cautiously close in on their target. Set in gorgeously rendered Canadian nature, the artist’s mastery breathes life into this snapshot, making it feel real and dynamic.
- Innovative application of existing technology. Golden Reflections refers to the coin’s full gold plating and the design’s use of reflections on water. It uses conventional minting technology to reproduce a captivating work of art.
- Popular subject matter. The previous 3-coin series, Reflections of Wildlife (2016), was a best-seller among RCM coin collectors. Canadian wildlife is a picturesque gift Canadians continue to celebrate in this new, fully gold-plated edition.
- Artwork by award-winning Canadian wildlife artist. W. Allan Hancock masters his particular trade. His artworks have been prominently featured across Canada and abroad since the early 1990s.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight: 62.69 g
Diameter: 50 mm
Face Value: $30
Artist: W. Allan Hancock
Black clamshell with black beauty box