1 oz 2017 Birds of Prey Reverse: Bald Eagle Reverse Proof Silver Coin | Royal Canadian Mint
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The original Birds of Prey series was one of the RCM's best-received bullion releases, and this new limited mintage reverse proof series is sure to be a favourite as well. This beautifully finished coin makes the perfect addition to any silver or wildlife collection.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 1 oz of 9999 Fine Silver
- Reverse: Features the depiction of a bald eagle flying with a bird in its talons, the artist's initials, the name of the country of issue, and metal weight, type and purity in English and French
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value of the coin, and the year of the release
This is the second of four coins in the reverse-proof finished "Birds of Prey" series, the Bald Eagle. A true apex predator with no natural enemies as an adult, the majestic bald eagle has long been the embodiment of power, wisdom and calmness. The bald eagle is not actually bald on its head, but rather has white feathers and was named after an older meaning of bald which more closely resembled "white-headed". The adult has a wingspan over 2 metres, weighs about 7 kilograms and has a standing height of about 1 metre. The females are noticeably larger than the males, up to about 25% and both are imposing predators that dominate their habitats. Bald Eagles make one of the largest nests of any bird, sometimes as much as 4 metres deep and 2.5 metres across and they can weigh up to a ton. Young bald eagles are different in plumage than mature adults and typically have light brown feathers around their head, rather than white. These rugged and majestic predators have been used as symbols by many cultures, from ancient American civilizations to the United States for whom it is their national symbol.
This beautifully finished coin makes the perfect addition to any silver or wildlife collection. With a limited mintage of only 100000, this bullion-priced coin is sure to sell quickly.
ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.
The coin you receive may be tarnished or in "used" condition.
|Royal Canadian Mint|
|Susanna Blunt (obverse), Emily Damstra (reverse)|
|Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II 5 Dollars 2017"|
|Bald Eagle carrying a fish in its talons with the words "Canada Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur 9999" and the artist's initials|
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