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LYNX Wildlife Ultra High Relief Silver Coin 25$ Canada 2014


This new ultra high relief silver 999 coin commemoretes the canadian Lynx native to the boreal forests that stretch from Yukon to Newfoundland-and-Labrador. This coin captures the beauty of Canada's elusive feline in a forceful show of strength and since 2000 it is high risk of extinction. Limited mintage of 6.000 pieces worldwide.

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The Canada Lynx
The Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a medium-sized cat characterized by its long ear tufts, flared facial ruff, and short, bobbed tail with a completely black tip. It has unusually large paws that act like snowshoes in very deep snow, thick fur and long legs, and its hind legs are longer than its front legs, giving lynx a stooped appearance.
Lynx, like other forest hunters, play an important ecological role. As a mid-size carnivore, lynx target smaller prey species that reproduce relatively quickly. They also require a mixed habitat that includes younger forests with thick vegetation for hunting small prey, and older forests with a full canopy and good cover for denning. By protecting lynx, we’re also protecting these rare and dwindling habitats that comprise some of the most pristine wilderness remaining in the U.S.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2014
  • Face Value25 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)30.76
  • Diameter (mm)36.15
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)6.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The coin's reverse, designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, offers a close-up portrait of the elusive hunter, the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). The lynx's long, shaggy winter coat is rendered in exceptional detail, from the black tips of its beard-like fur to the fine whiskers that stretch out on either side of the face. Despite its elusive nature, this predator's fierce gaze holds steady as it vocalises its displeasure, holding its jaw open in mid-roar to reveal sharp teeth. The ears, with whisker-like tufts rising up from the tips, stand pointed as though they first detected the intrusion that drew the lynx's attention in the direction of the viewer. The coin's obverse depists the effigy of Her Queel Elizabeth II.