Take a walk in any forest in eastern Canada and you are likely to spot an eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) scurrying about in search of food. The tiny chipmunk with its cheeks stuffed with food is featured on this collectable fractional pure gold coin. Acorns and nuts are its favourites, and it can pack away a surprising amount using the expandable pouches in its cheeks. All this frantic gathering is essential to the chipmunk's survival as it spends the winter sleeping in its underground burrow and eating from its food cache. It takes a lot of energy to be the smallest member of the squirrel family.
All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.
Metal Type: Gold
Diameter: 11 mm
Packaging: RCM branded maroon clamshell with black sleeve and certificate
Artists: Tony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)