Canadian 2014 $20 Bobcat Silver Coin for $20

by Darrin Lee Unser on February 28, 2014 · 7 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint introduces its newest release in an extremely popular program with the 2014 $20 Bobcat Silver Coin.

Canadian 2014 $20 Bobcat Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint image of its 2014 $20 Bobcat Silver Coin that sells at face value

This coin appears as the twelfth issue from the Mint’s Exchange $20 for $20 series which features 99.99% pure silver coins sold at their legal tender face values of $20.

Designs of 2014 $20 Bobcat Silver Coin

By Canadian artist Ken Ryan, the $20 for $20 Bobcat Silver Coin showcases a reverse design of a bobcat pouncing in the air. Behind it is a traditional Canadian scene. Inscriptions around the image read: 20 DOLLARS, ARGENT PUR FINE SILVER 9999, CANADA and 2014. Ryan’s initials of KR can also be seen.

Obverses feature the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA.

Mintages of 2014 $20 Bobcat Silver Coin

This coin features a mintage of 225,000. The first coin of the series had a lower mintage of 200,000, but it sold out quickly. Subsequent issues saw a higher mintage of 250,000 which helped in extending sellout times.

Production was lowered to 225,000 for the last three program coins with sell outs for all but the most recent. That strike, released in January, showcases a Canada Goose. It is listed as 81% sold as of this writing.

$20 for $20 Silver Coin Specifications and Silver Melt Values

Each coin from the Exchange $20 for $20 program is struck to a weight of 7.96 grams and a diameter of 27 mm. The weight equates to just over one-quarter ounce of silver.

This gives every coin in the program an approximate melt value of $5.44 based on the recent spot price of $21.25 an ounce.

Past and Upcoming $20 for $20 Silver Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 program has previously featured a total of eleven coins, as listed below in order of their release:

  • 2011 $20 Maple Leaf
  • 2011 $20 Canoe
  • 2012 $20 Polar Bear
  • 2012 $20 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
  • 2012 $20 Farewell to the Penny
  • 2012 $20 Magical Reindeer
  • 2013 $20 Hockey
  • 2013 $20 Wolf
  • 2013 $20 Iceberg
  • 2013 $20 Santa
  • 2014 $20 Canada Goose

Two more coins in the program are scheduled yet this year. Subsequent designs and release months are:

  • Summertime – May 2014
  • Holiday Candles – October 2014

Ordering Information

Ordering details and additional information about the 2014 $20 Bobcat Silver Coin is available on the Royal Canadian Mint website. An affiliate link to the Mint’s page of $20 for $20 silver coins is right hereicon. A household order limit of three is in place.

$20 for $20 Coin Subscription

Upcoming 2014 $20 for $20 Silver Coins are also available via subscription. Enrollees of the subscription program will receive the new coins as they are issued.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

JOE #2 February 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

It looks like it’s twin brother from the Canadian wildlife series…..

Jp March 1, 2014 at 7:53 am

Its ugly…I like many of the designs they come up with but I feel they are mass producing coins with little thought that are just plain overpriced.
Just one mans opinion.

JOE #2 March 1, 2014 at 5:02 pm

JP. I agree 100%…

RonnieBGood March 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Under-designed silver and overpriced gold coins…

The US Mint continues to be a bargain compared to the RCM and other World Mints.

Charles K. MIller March 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

My first reaction was: “It’s a cartoon (image).”

grantalias April 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

While I agree with many of the critiques about this bobcat coin but I would much rather buy these silver coins than a 25 cent with a nice design on them that is only with 25 cents but being sold for $30+.

cra June 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Do the research. US mint wants $40.00 for this coin. Now who is more expensive.
You need to go into the wild and actually see a Bibcat to appreciate this coin, obviously a city dweller.

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