The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for a new coin within their “$50 for $50” silver coin program, which offers a 99.99% pure silver coin for its legal tender face value of $50.
The reverse design for the new coin features a striking depiction of a beaver. The animal is shown swimming with its head and tail above the surface of the water and the rest of its body beneath the surface. The beaver’s tail is in mid-flip and a splash of water droplets is shown arching above. The background contains a forested shoreline with the looming figure of a wolf present. The inscriptions include “Canada”, “50 Dollars”, and the date “2015”. The reverse was designed by Emily Damstra.
On the obverse of each coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Susanna Blunt. Inscriptions include “Elizabeth II” and “D G Regina”.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver with a matte proof finish. The weight is 15.87 grams and the diameter is 34 mm. A maximum mintage of 100,000 coins has been established with an ordering limit of three coins per household. The coins are priced at their legal tender face value of $50 each with free ground shipping.
For additional information or to place an order, please visit the Royal Canadian Mint product page.
The two previous releases within the $50 for $50 silver coin series have featured the polar bear and snowy owl. The polar bear has sold out of its 100,000 mintage, while the snowy owl has sold approximately 79% of its 90,000 mintage.