Just seven years ago the Royal Canadian Mint issued a popular set of four one ounce silver coins depicting the white-tailed deer so prevalent in Canada. These coins offered excellent views of four and five point bucks, does with fawns, and all in their natural habitat. Though the designs were greatly detailed, at that time the use of color was not so prevalent as today, so this popular set remained struck in silver without enhancement.
This year the Royal Canadian Mint has returned to the white-tailed deer for the third coin in the two ounce silver Imposing Icons series. The larger 50 millimeter in diameter surface area and use of distinctly accurate color for the animals creates an impressive vision of these magnificent creates and the areas in which they live.
Designer Maurade Baynton, who did such amazing work on the 2014 white-tailed deer series, has tackled the difficult task of creating facing images of the featured animals for the Imposing Icons series, which have included the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, the moose and now the white-tailed deer. If you really think about the animal coins issued over the years, you will realize that facing images are quite uncommon. The norm has often been a side view as was the case with that 2014 white-tailed deer set mentioned at the start of this article.
Baynton has completed a number of outdoor nature scenes for Royal Canadian Mint coinage from 2014 right through 2021. Take a look at the amazing array of art and coin designs Baynton has created for the RCM on her lovely website at https://www.mauradebaynton.com/
Mintages for the current Imposing Icons proof 2 ounce .9999 fine silver series are limited to 2,500 pieces of each design and issue price has been set at about $165 each. Face value is 30 Dollars and the final coin in this stunning series will feature the Bison.