Canadian Elk 999.99
Tavex is pleased to present the fourth coin in the “Call of the Wild” series in 1-ounce 99.999% pure gold, a worldwide hallmark of exceptional artisanship and purity. Issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this coin is crafted in 99.999% pure gold, the highest standard in the world today. Known for its towering antlers, this “crowned” prince of the wild is largely found in western Canada, with some populations scattered across the Prairie Provinces and in different parts of Ontario. The elk typically lives in a single-sex grouping, with cows, calves and younger bulls forming a summer herd while mature bulls form
separate groups. But once the rut begins, the mature bull sets out to establish a harem using its distinctive cry to attract potential mates. Should a rival bellow a challenge, a show of force ensues: both parties engage in mirroring to seize
up one another’s strength, and the tension builds until there’s a retreat or a clash of antlers, the outcome of which ultimately determines dominance.
- The Gold Elk coin is made in proof condition. Struck with such high quality and brilliance, this coin is the ultimate tribute to one of nature’s magnificent animals.
- The Gold Elk coin is popular with astute collectors. Currently the only individually packaged coin (not part of a set) with these specifications, this 99.999% pure gold coin will be a stunning addition to any coin collection.
- The Gold Elk coin is the purest form of gold available on earth. Crafted from the highest standard of gold worldwide, there are few people who will have the privilege of laying their hands on something as peerless as this 99.999% pure gold bullion coin.
- The 2017 Canadian Elk coin comes with extra layers of security. It contains a unique anti-counterfeiting security mark that guarantees authenticity.
The Gold Canadian Elk coin is minted by the Royal Canadian Mint
Established in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint has in the past couple of decades been one of the market leaders in applying new technologies in the production of gold and silver bullion coins. Not only did it create the first legal tender silver and gold bullion coins that contained a purity of four nines, they went one step further and increased the purity to .99999 (five nines) in 2007. However, the mint’s quest in perfecting high purity gold and silver coins did not stop at the one ounce weight mark. In fact, it reached new heights in 2007 by unveiling a Gold Maple Leaf coin that weighed 100 kilograms, had a gold purity of .99999, and came with a face value of one million Canadian dollars.
The value of the coin is protected by the Royal Canadian Mint’s technology
In 2014 the Royal Canadian Mint set a new standard in coin security with the introduction of its latest innovation called “Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology” which includes a process where a unique microscopic security mark is minted onto every coin. The centre of the security mark contains the number “14” (for the year 2014) and is only visible under strong magnification. This new technology adds another layer of protection against counterfeiting, and all Canadian Gold Howling Wolf coins minted in 2014 contain this new security feature.
|Nominal value||Dimensions||Fineness||Product weight in grams||Gold weight in grams||Gold weight in Troy ounces|
|200 CAD denomination||30.00 mm||999.99||31.10378 g||31.10347g||1|
The Canadian Gold Elk was first issued in 2017 by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Obverse: The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Canada’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Canada has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is her name “ELIZABETH II” and inscribed at the bottom of the coin is the nominal face value of 200 dollars and the year of mintage.
Reverse: The coin’s reverse is designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, who has boldly illustrated a majestic elk, backed by lines representing the sound waves of his distinct bugle.
Purity: The Canadian Gold Elk coin contains 99.999% pure gold. This means that the coin is exclusively made of pure gold and is free of metallic impurities.
Packaging: This beautiful coin is sealed in a tamper-proof assay card. The surface of this card is shiny and styled with golden maple leaves over a black background.
Your order is fully insured and delivered by Posten Norge AS. The package is usually shipped the same day or the next working day after we receive your payment. Your order will arrive at the local post office the day after. If you wish, you can also personally pick up your order in our store the same day we receive your payment. In cases where we are unable to send your order right away, we will always inform you about the time delay.