Take home one of the Arctic's most endearing residents with the 2004 Silver Proof Coins - the first fractional fine silver coins to feature stunning wildlife.
With a compact body and an abundance of fur on its ears and paws, the arctic fox (Alopex Lagopus) is perfectly equipped for life in the higher latitudes of North America. In fact, no other canid species lives as far north. Lemmings are its primary food source, but this clever fox also knows it will likely find leftovers from a polar bear's seal kill if it ventures onto the sea ice. In such a harsh environment where food is scarce, scavenging is a key survival skill! As an opportunist, the arctic fox is very curious and will rarely run when it spots humans. It usually approaches to have a closer look!
Take home one of the Arctic's most endearing residents with the 2004 Silver Proof Coins3/4 the first fractional fine silver coins to feature stunning wildlife designs that were originally crafted for platinum proof coins. What's more, these beautiful silver proof coins were minted using the same conventions that are normally reserved for high-end bullion coins3/4 they are issued in fractions of 1, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/10 oz. With face values of $5, $4, $3, $2 and are 99.99% pure! Each coin is struck with a different vignette on the life and habitat of the arctic fox