As indicated by the name, the coin is composed of 0.5 grams of 99.99% pure gold. Shown on the reverse of the strike is the image of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep.
"Your coin was designed by Emily Damstra, rendered in exceptional detail despite the coin’s miniscule size, and features a profile view of the statuesque curly-horned head of an adult Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram," describes the Royal Canadian Mint website on the coin's product page. "Exquisite detailing highlights the annulus ridges of the regal ruminant’s blunt-ended left horn, which curls to within centimetres of its far-seeing eyes. The animal’s dark, short hair and light-coloured muzzle are brought to life through fine detail and engraving."
Also shown on the reverse of the coin are the inscriptions of CANADA, 2014 and the legal tender face value of 25 CENTS. The artist's initials can be found near the bottom of the design.
The obverse of the strike contains Susanna Blunt's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Obverse inscriptions include ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
This strike marks the third release in the Royal Canadian Mint's 11 millimeter gold coin series. Previous strikes of the program include:
- 2011 Cougar Gold Coin
- 2013 Hummingbird Gold Coin
Mintage of the newest release has been capped at 10,000. Each is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case.
Current pricing of the strike is listed as CAD $79.95. However, pricing is subject to change based on market fluctuations.
To order the 2014 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin, or for more information, visit the coin's product page on the Royal Canadian Mint's website located here: