25 Cents 2011 - Wood Bison (color)


Added by Alain Martineau
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General Description Though far less prominent than the plains-dwelling North American Bison, almost 200,000 Wood Bison once prospered in the woodlands of the Canadian West, before being reduced to mere hundreds by overhunting and human encroachment at the turn of the twentieth century. The Wood Bison is uniquely Canadian, as it is only in Canada that it can be found living naturally in the wild.
Thanks to the tireless work of Parks Canada in Wood Buffalo and Elk Island National Parks, the nearly extinct Wood Bison population has bounced back to more than 10,000 strong.
This 25-cent circulation coin features an imaginative portrayal of this majestic land animal, enhanced by the addition of colour on half of the 12.5 million Wood Bison coins which will circulate in February 2012. In keeping with its unique tradition of producing the world's only coloured circulation coins, the Mint has added a touch of green on a circular feature appearing behind the Wood Bison, to symbolize its forest habitat.
Obv. Description Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II
Rev. Description Wood Bison
Catalog code KM#1168
Diameter 23.88 mm
Thickness 1.60 mm
Weight 4.4000 g
Material Nickel plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Mint Canada - Royal Canadian Mint
Edge Type reeded
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