1 oz 2014 Birds of Prey Series: Bald Eagle Silver Coin | Royal Canadian Mint
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The second of four coins in the biannual "Birds of Prey" series, the Bald Eagle glides across the sky and brings this bulwark of strength and grace to life.
The reverse of the coin features a design by Canada artist Emily Damstra of a Bald Eagle or Haliaeetus leucocephalus in flight as it returns victorious with a fish in its talons.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 1 oz of 9999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her name, the year of the release and the legal tender value of the coin
- Reverse: Features a depiction of a bald eagle flying with a fish in its talons, the name of the country of the issue, the artist's initials along with the metal weight, type and purity in English and French
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 of 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 heads 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.
The obverse features the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II 5 Dollars 2014"
The reverse features an adult bald eagle viewed from the left in full flight with a fish in its talons. Its wings are spread and the eagle fills nearly the entire centre of the coin. It is surrounded by the words 'Canada Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur 9999" and the artist's initials.
This beautifully rendered coin is made from one ounce of 9999 pure silver and makes the perfect addition to any silver or wildlife collection. With a limited mintage of only 1 million coins worldwide, 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.
This item may be tarnished or in used condition. In multiples of 25 these coins will ship in a tube and in multiples of 500 they will ship in a monster box.
|Royal Canadian Mint|
|Susanna Blunt (obverse), Emily Damstra (reverse)|
|Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II (designed by portrait artist Susanna Blunt) and the words "Elizabeth II 5 Dollars 2014"|
|A Bald Eagle in full flight with a freshly caught fish in its talons and the words "Canada Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur 9999" and the artist's initials|
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