The hunter and hunted are joined together in the design on a 2017
gold coin from the Royal Canadian Mint.
The reverse of the Proof .9999 fine gold 25 cents — the third in a
four-coin Predator vs. Prey series — features a design by Inuit artist
His design reinterprets the traditional portrait of the Arctic fox
(Vulpes lagopus) and presents it in a magnificent Inuit art style,
ingeniously incorporating prey (an Arctic hare, a lemming and a
seagull) and other animals into the predator’s profile.
His design showcases the beauty of the stealthy hunter and its
facial features in profile. It faces to the right, searching for its prey.
The four-coin series explores the predator and prey relationship of
the Arctic fox and the Arctic hare in Canada’s far north, where the
harsher climate necessitates unique adaptations that have set the two
Earlier issues in the collection feature a traditional image of the
Arctic fox (released March 1) and a traditional image of the Arctic
hare (released May 3). The final coin in the set, with an Inuit design
of the Arctic hare, is due for release Nov. 1.
Each Predator vs. Prey coin weighs 0.5 gram, measures 11 millimeters
in diameter and has a mintage limit of 6,500 pieces.
All four are packaged in the RCM’s standard maroon clamshell box,
but the four-coin subscription includes a wood laminate case complete
with a built-in magnified display.
This packaging permits owners a means to display their coins while
offering a magnified view of the reverse of all four issues. This case
is shipped with the third coin of the subscription program.
The coin was issued Sept. 6 for a retail price of $79.95 Canadian.
It is available for $59.95 U.S. from distributor Talisman Coins.
To order, visit the Talisman Coins website.