Very limited mintage of only 500! The reverse design by Canadian artist Laurene Spino features a full-body portrait of a grey fox standing on a maple bough. This lovely image captures the silent intensity of this extremely efficient predator. Viewed from its right side with its face turned toward the viewer, the furry fox stands poised to pounce from the bough on which it stands, its front left paw raised and ready for action.
A variety of engraving and finishing techniques highlight the grey foxs unique physical traits, including its masked eyes, dark back, tail stripe, and long legs. The left side of the image includes several branches of feathery maple leaves, underscoring the grey foxs Canadian presence. The grey fox is extremely rare in Canada.
The only known breeding population is on Pelee Island, Ontario. The reverse design by Canadian artist Luc Normandin captures all of the majesty, elegance and beauty of a whooping crane in flight. Fully extended, the birds broad wings fill the upper space of the image's field, revealing the black flight feathers that are normally hidden when the bird is at rest. The cranes long neck and legs are extended as it takes flight, lending the image a sense of energy and movement. Behind the whooping crane, its nesting habitat in the Canadian wetlands is beautifully rendered in fine detail, complete with the tall grasses and wooded areas along the marshs edge.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater features two meticulously engraved narwhals moving through the waters in Canadas Arctic region. A variety of finishing techniques enhance this life-like depiction, bringing added depth and a breathtaking life-like quality to the icy setting.In the foreground, an adult narwhal remains partially submerged as it lifts its head above water through an opening between the ice floes; its spiralled tusk naturally draws the viewers eye upwards to the tapered point, which is extended towards the sky. Beneath the waters surface, the mottled narwhal uses its convex tail fins to propel its movements, curving its sleek body to provide lift as it surfaces. Swimming alongside the adult is a juvenile narwhal; armed with its own small tusk, this young narwhal remains submerged as a trail of air bubbles are released from the blowhole atop its domed head.
Its presence is both touching and meaningful, symbolising hope for the continued survival of this mysterious and captivating species in a changing Arctic landscape. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Canadas Arctic waters are the seasonal home for a large percentage of the worlds narwhal population. Scientists and researchers are still trying to unravel the many secrets of this remarkably shy and elusive species, which is vulnerable to the changes occurring in the Arctic.
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The seller is "vbref63" and is located in Edmonton, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.