The Royal Canadian Mint has released its latest silver Proof coin, which features an original design showcasing the artwork of renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman. The reverse side presents a beautifully engraved version of his work entitled Vantage Point — Bald Eagle. A symbol of strength and resilience in the wild, the bald eagle is a regal sight to behold and is especially held in great reverence by Native American peoples who believe the eagle’s spirit is both sacred and supernatural. The eagle is especially poignant in all three North American countries: Canada, the United States, and Mexico and it is a protected species in all of these countries. Eagles also feature prominently in the United States and Mexico as national heraldic symbols. World-renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman is one of Canada’s most recognised and honoured artists. He is an unflagging proponent of wildlife conservation and education, and his photo-realistic art reflects a deep love of nature and his commitment to its preservation.
The coin’s reverse is an engraved adaptation of Vantage Point — Bald Eagle, an original work of art by Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman. It features a side view of a bald eagle, or Haliaeetus leucocephalus, perched on the moss-covered roots of an uprooted tree. The coin’s luminous silver surface stands in for the original painting’s misty grey sky, where the text CANADA 2023 appears, while the artist’s signature is engraved beneath the coin’s denomination of 30 DOLLARS. The obverse features a nature-themed etched background pattern and the memorial effigy of the Late Queen Elizabeth II created by Susanna Blunt. The memorial obverse bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolising the four effigies of Queen Elizabeth II that have graced Canadian coins and are positioned between the years of her reign, 1952 and 2022.
|30 dollars||.999 Silver||62.2 g||50 mm||Proof||5,500|
The large size coin is encapsulated and presented in a black leatherette custom case accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. For additional information, please click here.