The Mule Deer takes its name from its oversized ears, stretching up to nine inches from base to tip, which resemble those of a full grown mule.
Large and stocky, adult mule deer can weigh up to five-hundred pounds. Despite their size, they gracefully bound through mountain meadows and wade through streams with ease. Herbivores, Mule Deer feed on a varied diet of herbaceous plants, including blackberry and huckleberry in summer and twigs of aspen and juniper in winter. Easily identifiable because of their elongated ears, Mule Deer can be spotted bounding up and down mountain slopes in search of grazing areas.
This coin features a detailed depiction of a Mule Deer on its obverse. Bordered by a classic wreath design, the reverse contains a space for engraving.
This proof-quality coin is minted in two Troy ounces of .999 pure silver and selectively plated in 24K gold. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, each piece comes sealed in a durable Lucite capsule and mounted in a museum-quality leatherette presentation box.