The world’s smallest, purest gold
proof features a flock of Canada Geese, with the lowest
mintage limit of the series!
This pure gold coin features a flock of Canada Geese –
the best known goose species in North America. Its black head and neck
with white "chinstrap" distinguish it from most other goose species,
and its distinctive honking call is a true sign of spring and autumn
for those living under their migratory flight path. Along with
, and the Mountie
the Canada goose
is considered one of the national icons of Canada! So it's
understandable why we're so pleased to be able to bring you this
amazingly beautiful, amazingly affordable small
featuring a flock of Canada Geese!
year - Lowest
mintage limit ever for this series - only 10,000! We recommend this as
a buy-and-hold investment and predict a fast sell-out.
The Canada Goose
The Great Lakes region maintains a very large population
With nests typically located in elevated areas near streams, lakes and
ponds, these birds are known to mate for life. These pairs bond and
safeguard their young for several months after hatching. Males are
generally larger than females, ranging from 30 to 43 inches (76 to 110
cm) long, with a wingspan reaching 50 to 67 inches (127 to 170 cm). The
Canada Goose is a distinctive sight throughout the skies of North
America, in its distinctive V-formation flight, high above the
Jack Miner & the
Jack Miner was one of the world's
most influential conservationists who founded a bird sanctuary in 1904
to study migrating Canada geese and wild ducks. Known to his friends as
"Wild Goose Jack", Jack Miner was a true pioneer in the conservation of
wildfowl, and has been called the "father of North American
Through his work, Miner established many of the conservation practices
and measures that are still in use today. In 1943 he was presented with
the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by King George VI in 1943 "for
the greatest achievement in conservation in the British Empire."
During his lifetime, he banded over 50,000 wild ducks and
Canada geese. When he died in 1944, several American newspapers in the
rated him as the fifth best known man on the continent,
after Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison, Charles Lindbergh and
The Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary was one of the first of its kind in North
America, and remains in existence today. It is located near Kingsville
in Essex County, Ontario, resting on a peninsula between Lake Erie to
the south and Lake Saint Clair to the north. It is ten miles away from
the well-known birding destination Point Pelee National Park, which
Miner helped to get designated as a national park in 1918, where the
"Atlantic" and "Mississippi" migratory flyways converge.
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.9999 fine gold proof features an artistically rendered scene of a
flock of Canada Geese, with a portrait of a larger individual front and
center. In addition to this
Canada has also issued a long-running series of Silver
Maple Leaf (SML) coins
The Canada Geese 1/25 Ounce Pure Gold Proof is the eighth
series from the Royal Canadian Mint.
gold coins (2004 Moose, 2005 Voyageurs, 2006 Cowboy, 2007 Wolf, 2008 de
Havilland Beaver Float Plane, 2009 Red Maple and 2010 RCMP Royal
Canadian Mounted Police Mountie Officer) all
at the mint and are hard to find. Despite this, the Pure Gold Canada
a mintage limit of only
the lowest in the series, 4,000
than the previous low, and 15,000 less than some others
this series! Recently, small gold coins have become
particularly desirable because of their affordability and
obverse features an artistic and minutely detailed depiction of a
Canada goose leading a flock of these birds, in frosted cameo relief.
legends FINE GOLD 1/25 OZ and 9999 guarantee the weight and
Her Majesty, Queen
Elizabeth II of
England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of
the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist
Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and
denomination also appear.