The smallest member of the rabbit family, the pika (or rock rabbit)
is now a topic for the Royal Canadian Mint’s series of smallest pure
The Proof 2015 Rock Rabbit .9999 fine gold 25-cent coin was released
The reverse of the coin features a side-profile portrait of a pika
in a design by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks. Inquisitively peering up to the
right, the pika is poised with its front paws against a loose pile of
the rocks that line the slopes of the Canadian Rockies.
The coin weighs 0.5 gram and measures 11 millimeters in diameter. It
has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces and an official issue price of
When purchasing through the RCM at www.mint.ca, prices will vary depending on the
exchange rate at the time of purchase.
Two distributors serving collectors in the United States offer the
coin at fixed prices.
Gatewest Coin prices the coin at $63.95.
Talisman Coins offers the coin for $59.95.
To order, visit the distributor websites at www.gatewestcoin.com or www.talismancoins.com.
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