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The Royal Canadian Mint has released a new 5 oz pure silver coin plated with gold, featuring an arctic fox. This release is the second one it the mint’s new series “Inner Nature”. “Inner Nature” series highlights elements of the natural beauty of Canada, with a special focus on its wildlife.

The first release in the series that came out earlier this year featured a double image of a grizzly bear, revealing the bear’s inner nature and the profound relationship it shares with its prey and the land.

The new coin captures the inner nature of the Arctic fox with a mesmerizing double image, with subtle engraving and unprecedented finesse revealing the invisible—the inner landscape of the fox’s existence, complete with its prey.

The reverse of the coin features an arctic fox sitting poised on a background of gold-plated snow. The fox has compact years, with its distinctive long tails warming its legs. An Arctic landscape is engraved within the fox’s silhouette. The reverse also features snow-covered tundra, mountains, and a North American brown lemming, the fox’s preferred prey. It has an inscription of ”CANADA 2019 50 DOLLARS” to the top right of the coin. Artist Jayson Fuerstenberg designed the reverse.

The obverse of the coin shows an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. “ELIZABETH II” is engraved along the outer edge to the left of the effigy, while “D.G. REGINA” is placed to the left.

The new coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver. It has a limited mintage of 750 coins.

Source: Canadian Mint, Coin Update