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TRADITIONAL ARCTIC FOX Predator vs Prey Gold Coin 25 Cents Canada 2016


This is the first Gold coin in the new series “Predator vs. Prey”. This four-coin series explores the predator and prey relationship of the Arctic fox and the Arctic hare in Canada’s far North. Limited mintage to only 6.500 pieces worldwide!

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Arctic Fox
The arctic fox is an incredibly hardy animal that can survive frigid Arctic temperatures as low as –58°F (-50°C) in the treeless lands where it makes its home. It has furry soles, short ears, and a short muzzle—all-important adaptations to the chilly clime. Arctic foxes live in burrows, and in a blizzard they may tunnel into the snow to create shelter. Arctic foxes have beautiful white (sometimes blue-gray) coats that act as very effective winter camouflage. The natural hues allow the animal to blend into the tundra's ubiquitous snow and ice. When the seasons change, the fox's coat turns as well, adopting a brown or gray appearance that provides cover among the summer tundra's rocks and plants.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2016
  • Face Value25 Cents
  • MetalGold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)0.5
  • Diameter (mm)11
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)6.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features a side-profile view of an Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), depicted here in the style of a traditional wildlife portrait. Meticulous engraving recreates the fox’s features with extraordinary precision on such a small canvas, giving it a life-like quality that beautifully captures the texture of its thick, winter pelt. Standing still in the wintry landscape, the fox’s small, rounded ears are alert as it quietly steadies its gaze on its prey beyond the image field.