The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (8th January) new silver one-ounce coins which include a striking image of a perched bald eagle featured on the reverse side. The coin highlights one of Canada’s birds of prey.
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Designed by artist W. Allan Hancock, the reverse side of this new coin features a traditional and familiar image of the valiant bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Standing tall, the raptor fixes its steely gaze on an object in the distance as it surveys its surroundings from its perch high above on a rocky ledge. The artist’s concept was based on his own personal photographs of bald eagles. The reverse includes the face value 20 DOLLARS and the year 2019.
The obverse side features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by Susanna Blunt and has seen on all Canadian circulation and many commemorative coins since 2003. The coin is struck using a Reverse Proof technique which
|20 dollars||.999 Silver||31.3 g||38 mm||Reverse Proof||7,500|
The coins are individually encapsulated in a Perspex container and presented in a custom Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon case which is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. For more information about this coin and others available from the Royal Canadian Mint, please visit their website.