2022 $30 Fine Silver Coin – The Mighty Bison

189.95 $

Out of stock

Description

A grassland icon stands tall in this superbly engraved wildlife portrait, which captures the majesty of the species and its historic habitat. An inspiring emblem of strength, the plains bison (Bison bison bison) that once dominated the vast Canadian prairie continues to be a species of great historical and cultural importance in Canada.

It never fails to capture our imaginations through its imposing stature and innate strength, as conveyed by the two bulls featured in this 2 oz. 99.99% pure silver portrait.

A classic portrait with classically engraved details—it’s a true testament to fine craftsmanship and artistry.

Special features

  • Superbly sculpted. This 2 oz. 99.99% pure silver coin features a classic design style and classically engraved details. There are no hidden features or special tech—it’s simply a captivating work of art that has been perfectly executed in the finest silver.
  • Low mintage. Only 4,500 coins have been struck. Given the low mintage and the popularity of the theme, this bison portrait is sure to be a sought-after piece!
  • For wildlife lovers. A striking addition to any silver or wildlife-themed collection.
  • Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • No GST/HST. (if applicable)

FEATURES

2 oz. of the finest silver
A mix of frostings
DESIGN & ARTIST
Reverse
Claudio D’Angelo
Obverse
Susanna Blunt

“While sketching out various design possibilities, I came up with the idea of a bison bull walking up a mound, with a second one walking in the opposite direction below, effectively creating a clockwise motion. It allowed me to illustrate both animals in their entirety, while also keeping with a round format. Years ago, I had the good fortune of observing bison in the wild, and I was struck by the imposing stature and domineering nature of the bulls. I had no doubt that these were not animals to be trifled with, and that memory fueled my desire to evoke as much of their inherent grandeur as possible.”

CLAUDIO D’ANGELO, ARTIST
Eric Boyer, 3D Artist and Engraver

“No-tech coins are like coming home for an engraver: they’re familiar, even rejuvenating. It’s a joy to sculpt a natural, organic scene with a striking composition. And a layout like this one, where the focus is nicely centred, allows me to use the maximum relief height assigned by Engineering to realize the full form and weight of these majestic animals.”

ERIC BOYER, 3D ARTIST AND ENGRAVER