There was a time when free-roaming herds of bison dominated the Canadian prairie. Today, this grassland icon is found in protected areas in the west and north. It is Canada's largest land animal, thanks in part to the muscular shoulder hump and a coat of thick fur that adds to its mighty appearance. Our Imposing Icons series ends with a species of great historical and cultural importance to Canadians. Its design is a close encounter that is made possible by the coin's large (50 mm) diameter, and by its captivating mix of selective colour and exceptional engraving.
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g) 62.69
Diameter (mm) 50
Face value 30 dollars
Artist Maurade Baynton (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)