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1 oz. Pure Silver Extraordinarily High Relief Coin – Multifaceted Animal Head: Lynx – Mintage: 2,500 (2020)

1 oz. Pure Silver Extraordinarily High Relief Coin – Multifaceted Animal Head: Lynx – Mintage: 2,500 (2020)

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$139.95 CAD
Mintage: 2,500
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Ships Oct-20-2020
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THIRD COIN IN SERIES! The spirit of the lynx prowls in extraordinarily high relief! Order today!

The multifaceted lynx head by Canadian artist Traian Georgescu is the final of a 3-coin series featuring the innovative use of extraordinarily high relief (EHR). EHR goes beyond what high and even ultra-high relief techniques can accomplish and elevates the subject matter to around 6 mm. The striking visual effect of a coin that becomes more of a sculpture than a simple embossing is given an exceptional brilliance with innovative proof finish, making the silver shine like never before. This coin, featuring a multifaceted design built out of 435 polygons that are crafted in proof finish to make them sparkle like a diamond, really is an important advancement in minting.

You won't be able to take your eyes off your "extra" high relief, pure silver coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • FINAL COIN IN OUR THREE COIN SERIES! Every coin features an animal head (wolf, bear, and lynx) in a new multifaceted EHR minting technique.
  • INNOVATIVE WORLD FIRST COINING TECHNOLOGY! The Lynx Head features an ingenious approach to coin design. This third issue in the 3-coin series is the third proof-quality coins struck with extraordinarily high relief (EHR)—a new term in the world of minting. EHR is defined by an impressive relief that reaches to around 6 millimetres on a coin of only 36 millimetres in diameter and 1 oz. in weight. Ultra-high relief coins barely reach 2 millimetres of height and standard relief coins remain almost flat in comparison.
  • 435 POLYGONS! The Lynx Head's multiple facets, composed of 435 polygons, are crafted in proof finish to reflect light from various angles. The result is a coin that sparkles like a diamond. The highest quality proof finish combined with the EHR technique gives it an unequaled brilliance and sharpness, making it a world first coin of its kind. A lightly frosted background accentuates the sparkle of the central main design, giving its already dazzling subject even more emphasis. On the obverse, multiple light-relief facets provide similar luminous, reflective effect.
  • A DESIGN LIKE NO OTHER! Thanks to the ingenious EHR technology, the lynx head coin design is no longer just an embossing, it is a sculpture built upon your coin.
  • A GORGEOUS BEAST! The Canada Lynx is a remarkable animal that cat lovers can't help but adore. It looks like your beloved feline pet, but bigger and with prominent ear tufts.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 2,500 coins worldwide.
  • ONE OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

The reverse sculpture by Traian Georgescu features a multifaceted lynx head built out of 435 polygons. The three-dimensional form protrudes from the flat coin, invoking both nature and geometry in its execution. The extraordinarily high relief plays an integral part of the design, introducing the coin among the first of its kind in the world—sharp, brilliant and doing away with the conventional flatness of minting.

Did you know…
  • You will rarely see a wild lynx with your own eyes. These big cats are known to be akin to shadows in the forest, moving swiftly and quietly.
  • Due to widespread urbanization, the Canada Lynx has once been placed on the list of threatened animals. Preservation initiatives have ensured the species' safety and stability.
  • The Canada Lynx is known for its particular prowess and agility when it comes to hunting. Equipped with keen eyesight, amazing hearing and swift reflexes, it is a fearsome predator. Its favorite prey is the hare.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.173365
  • Mintage2,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 30.88
  • Diameter (mm) 36
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value25 dollars
  • ArtistTraian Georgescu (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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