Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (2014) Pure Gold Coin (0.5g)
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  • I was pleasantly surprised to receive this coin as a gift, yet I was slightly disappointed that the coin was extremely small
  • This is my first gold coin in my collection and although the size was disappointing, the design of the coin, when viewable, is well done
  • It comes with a certificate of authenticity and lots of information about the Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep, which I found very interesting to read
  • I do recommend this coin, simply because the image on the coin has been created well


by Moe

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    The ‘Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep’ coin is a decent coin for anyone’s collection. It comes in a standard maroon, Royal Canadian Mint box (similar to a jewelry box). The inside of the box is lined with black velvet and within the black velvet lies this coin. It’s a pure gold coin (0.5g).

    I often peruse the Royal Canadian Mint website and I had come across this coin before. The image for the coin misrepresents the size of the coin, although the measurements indicated that this coin would be extremely small.

    I was pleasantly surprised to receive this coin as a gift, yet I was slightly disappointed that the coin was extremely small. It’s the size of my fingertip. The size of the coin really takes away from the positives of the coin. There is an image of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep on the front of the coin but it’s hard to see because of the size of the coin. Under bright light, the reflective surface of the gold prevents the image from being seen well. Under moderate to dim lighting, the image can be seen more clearly. Once I was able to view the image properly, I could admire the way the sheep was made. A close look reveals that detail was very important to the designer of this coin, especially seen in the ridges that line the curved horns of the sheep.

    The coin is so small that it’s cushioned in a black, styrofoam material which is then encased in a transparent case in it’s shape. As it’s made of gold and it’s size is extremely small, I haven’t removed it from it’s case and don’t intend to do so.

    The reverse of the coin is typical for all Canadian coins. There is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the II gracing the reverse.

    The coin is just under $80, which is actually a fair price considering that the coin is pure gold. For a coin of a more desirable size, you might be looking at spending over $200. This is my first gold coin in my collection and although the size was disappointing, the design of the coin, when viewable, is well done.

    This coin is very rare, at a mintage of 10,000. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and lots of information about the Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep, which I found very interesting to read. Despite the size, it’s a coin that will be a pretty addition to any collection.

  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - (2014) - Pure Gold Coin (0.5g)
  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Coin (2014). Pure gold (0.5g). This is a close-up shot of the coin. The sheep dominates the face of coin and the shade of gold used to make the horns of the sheep is different than the rest of the sheep. This draws focus to each part of the sheep and allows more focus on details.

  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - (2014) - Pure Gold Coin (0.5g)
  • This is the box in which the coin comes in. It’s a standard box for most Canadian, collectible coins.

  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - (2014) - Pure Gold Coin (0.5g)
  • This is the coin in the box.

  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - (2014) - Pure Gold Coin (0.5g)
  • Reverse face of the coin.

  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - (2014) - Pure Gold Coin (0.5g)
  • This is the certificate of authenticity. Inside is basic information about the coin, along with interesting information about Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep.

    I do recommend this coin, simply because the image on the coin has been created well. Also it’s a way for people to have a gold coin at an affordable price. The size of the coin is extremely small and that might not be appealing for some people.



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