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 second coin presents a close-up view of the Arctic hare’s features in a traditional wildlife portrait.
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g)*: 0.5
Diameter (mm): 11
Face Value: 25 cents
Artist: Pierre Leduc
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- Second 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 Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features a traditional side-profile view of an Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) in a natural setting during the winter season. Intricate engraving captures the hare’s features with extraordinary precision on such a small scale, giving it a life-like quality that conveys the texture of its famously warm winter fur. The hare is aware of the predator’s presence beyond the image field; keeping its large eyes trained on its foe, the hare moves its dark-tipped ears to detect the warning sounds of approaching danger.