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 Predator vs. Prey series presents a portrait of the Arctic hare, re-interpreted as Inuit art.
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
- Fourth and final coin 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 hare (Lepus arcticus) 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 prey’s profile and its facial features as it faces left, towards its predator.