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 presents a portrait of the Arctic fox, beautifully re-interpreted as Inuit art.
Item Number: 157288
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g): 0.5
Diameter (mm): 11
Face Value: 25 cents
Artist: Andrew Qappik
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Third in a gorgeous four-coin series that explores the predator and prey relationship of the Arctic fox and the Arctic hare; each animal is depicted in a traditional pose on one coin, then re-interpreted in an Inuit art style on another.
- Smallest gold coin! The coin’s 11-millimetre diameter is the smallest sized gold coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Seeing is believing! The reverse boasts an astounding amount of minute detailing on such a small scale—a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of the Royal Canadian Mint!
- Crafted from 99.99% pure gold.
- Also available part of a four-coin subscription. Case features a magnificent wood laminate case complete with a built-in magnified display.
The reverse design by Inuit artist Andrew Qappik re-interprets the traditional portrait of the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) and presents it in a magnificent Inuit art style. 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 right, towards its prey.