Struck to immaculate Proof standard from 15.87 grams of .9999 fine silver, this official legal tender coin is distinguished by a faultless recreation of an award-winning image by photographer Robert Ganz. Depicting a Praying Mantis in perfect profile bending a grass flower earthward, this moving image was selected by Canada Geographic as its Wildlife Photograph of the Year in 2011. Testimony to the power and precision of modern minting, this moving image has been reproduced in astonishing detail upon the 34mm flan of the 2012 $10 Canadian Geographic Photo Contest Silver Proof.
With demand for Royal Canadian Mint issues reaching unprecedented heights, it is somewhat of a surprise that the worldwide mintage has been restricted to a mere 7,500 coins.
- Tiny worldwide mintage just 7,500 coins
- Struck to flawless Proof quality from 15.87g of .9999 fine silver
- Official Canadian legal tender – measures 34mm in diameter
- Beautifully presented within a plush, official Royal Canadian Mint case
- Complete with an individually serial-numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Delivery not expected until end of July/Start of August 2012.