2015 Beaver at Work Silver Commemorative
The beaver is one of Canada's most beloved and iconic animals, one that is forever tied to Canada's early history. Known for its persistence, resourcefulness and hard work, the beaver has endeared itself to Canadians. Now, the Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to this industrious animal and its admirable qualities with this selectively coloured coin. A beautiful design featuring the iconic beaver highlighted in colour in a 1 oz. fine silver design.
Coin design: Designed by Canadian artist John Mardon, the coin depicts a beaver (Castor canadensis) in its natural environment. The beaver's brown-coloured fur can be seen in greater detail thanks to the use of selective colouring , which showcases the subtle variations in the fur's hue. Its famously flat, almost paddle-like tail is partially submerged beneath the blue lake water as the beaver stands on the coarse shoreline upon its webbed hind paws. At the water's edge, the beaver is busily using its razor-sharp incisors to cut down a tree. And yet, had the beaver remained hidden underwater, the many gnawed tree stumps that dot the engraved landscape in the background would serve as proof of the animal's presence in the area.
Content:99.99% Fine Silver
Weight:31.39 grams / 1.11 ounces
Mint:Royal Canadian Mint
Designer:Obverse: Susanna Blunt, Reverse: John Mardon
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