Canadian 2016 $50 Hare Silver Coin for $50

by Darrin Lee Unser on February 12, 2016 · 14 comments

Offered at its legal tender face value, the Royal Canadian Mint has just unveiled its new 2016 $50 Hare Silver Coin.

Canadian 2016 $50 Hare Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $50 Hare Silver Coin

Composed from 99.99% pure silver and depicting a hare trying to escape from a wolf, this coin appears as the fourth release in the Mint’s $50 for $50 program. It follows last year’s 2015 $50 Beaver Silver Coin and, like it, the Mint does not charge taxes and it ships them free in Canada and the United States. In U.S. dollars, the coin’s price is about $36.

Hare Silver Coin Designs and Specifications

Royal Canadian Mint artist Emily Damstra created the design found on the reverse (tails side). It depicts a single hare racing to escape from a wolf that is closing in from behind. Inscriptions include CANADA, 50 DOLLARS, 2016 and the artist’s initials of ED.

Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse (heads side). ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA surround the effigy.

Royal Canadian Mint-provided coins specifications are as follows:

  • Royal Canadian Mint Product No.: 142193
  • Mintage: 90,000
  • Composition: fine silver (99.99% pure)
  • Finish: matte proof
  • Weight (g): 15.87
  • Diameter (mm): 34
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: not serialized
  • Face value: 50 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: Emily Damstra
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt


2016 $50 Hare Silver Coins may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint website at The following affiliate link goes to the RCM’s $50 for $50 pageicon.

A household limit of three coins applies.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling February 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Darrin Lee Unser-

You have the mintage of this coin listed in your article as 100,000 which is incorrect. The mintage on this coin is 90,000 as per the RCM advance product notice e-mail I received 4 days ago! Thanks for the late-breaking news Mr. Unser. As a Royal Canadian Mint Master’s Club Member I get first chance to purchase the RCM coins before they are offered to the public. The RCM’s website also lists all the specifications on this coin under its product photo & customer reviews section & is listed as total mintage limit of 90,000 coins. This is a really beautiful depiction of nature’s action-in-motion with the wolf chasing the frightened hare & should be a fairly quick sell-out at the reduced mintage number from last year’s cute Beaver $50 for $50 silver coin. The RCM really knows how to design great coins & market them like PR masters!


Joe February 12, 2016 at 9:13 pm

I really thought Batman versus Superman 20 for 20 coin would be out by now.

Seth Riesling February 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm

Joe –

Keep checking this comments section on this article & I will let you know when the RCM will release the much-anticipated Batman vs Superman $20 for $20 silver coin. As a RCM Mint Master’s Club member, I get 3 days advanced notification & the chance to buy the household limit of the coins before they are offered to the public. I have 5 of the 2015 $20 for $20 Superman coins & just like you can’t wait for this new issue coin to be released!. I totally forgot to call the RCM today about my most recent order, so I will call tomorrow & ask my representative this question. Good luck Joe.

Happy Collecting all !


Joe February 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm


Thank you. I am much obliged.

Seth Riesling February 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Darrin Lee Unser –

I just noticed you haven’t corrected the mintage figure error on this coin that I noticed just 30 minutes after you posted your article here on the CoinNews coin blog website on Friday, February 12. If you are away for the 3-day Holiday weekend, happy travels to you & hopefully you will read the commets & correct the one error in your nice article on a beautiful RCM silver coin soon. Thanks Mr. Unser.


Seth Riesling February 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Joe –

I called the RCM today about my most recent order status & asked about the 2016 $20 for $20 Batman vs Superman silver coin issue date. They said it should be issued towards the end of this month or first week of March, but they do not have the exact date set yet. You can assure getting them if you subscribe to the 3-coin series, but I didn’t care for the first coin (the T-Rex coin design) so I will wait. I am a member of the RCM Mint Master’s Club & get a 4-day advance notification & chance to order first before other customers, so I will let you know as soon as I get the advance e-mail notification. Just keep checking back here on this CoinNews coin blog article in this article’s comments section & I will be happy to let you know.

Happy collecting Joe!


Joe February 15, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Thank you for the update. Good deal you have with RCM Master’s club. I did buy the Superman $20 for $20 silver coin. Real nice coin. Can’t beat the free shipping. Thanks again.

Seth Riesling February 15, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Joe –

No problem. Like you, I really liked the bold design on the RCM 2015 $20 for $20 silver Superman coin. I don’t collect colorized coins (nothing wrong with that, of course, but I prefer shiny silver, gold & platinum coins & the occasional antique finish silver coins) and that Superman coin was one without colonization. I collect original t.v. cartoon production cels from the 1950s & 60s so the Superman & Batman face value coins are a great addition to that collection. If you collect comic books or comic book original artwork that is a great hobby too, but I got stuck on coins at age 10 from my military/NSA father & our world travels for 20 years. We are all lucky to share the great hobby of numismatics.
Best Wishes Joe,


Seth Riesling February 16, 2016 at 11:53 am

Joe –

I just got a e-mail from RCM showing the design of the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (TM) movie fight scene silver $20 for $20 coin. You can see it on the RCM website at The coin is still not issued for sale as a single coin yet, but available by subscription now with the T-Rex coin from earlier this year & the third one which hasn’t been announced yet in the $20 for $20 silver 2016 coin series. This newest coin has a fight scene from the movie & is a great action-packed fight scene between the two superheroes! And, like you said the free shipping & no tax is a great deal too ! The e-mail lists this month as a release date, but no specific first day of issue in February yet.
I will keep you informed when I get the official release date.

Happy collecting Joe and all CoinNews readers!


Joe February 16, 2016 at 5:59 pm

-NumisDudeTX I checked it out. I really liked the coin. Up in the air about getting a subscription. More than likely I will hold off and wait for the singal coin.
Thanks for keeping me informed.

Seth Riesling February 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

Mr. Darrin Lee Unser –

This article you posted 5 days ago about this beautiful RCM coin still has the incorrect mintage listed as 100,000 instead of the correct mintage of 90,000. CoinNews readers need to have correct information to make the best informed decisions to buy a coin or not. Thanks!


Seth Riesling February 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Joe –

Just a quick update. Sorry, but I had a hectic past few days, but the RCM is offering 10 coins total (including a gold coin & a 1/2 ounce silver 4-coin box set) in their “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (TM) coin offerings. All of the coins are colorized except for the $20 for $20 silver coin. I would call them today if you want all the details, although the wait time might be higher than normal, but they are open on Saturday during business hours too. Their e-mail included the cool movie poster artwork above photos of the coins. The gold coin is already over 65% sold out & the 2-ounce silver $30 coin is already over 55% sold out. But, like I said earlier I do not collect colorized coins. You should have no problem getting one or a few of the $20 for $20 coins since the mintage is similar to past issues in this series (a fairly high mintage). I can’t wait to see them in person!
By the way, on a similar comic book art subject, Heritage Auctions of Dallas (formerly Heritage Rare Coin Auctions) just sold a 1962 copy of Spiderman (TM) comic book for a little over $434,000 that the owner bought in 1980 for $1,200 ! Maybe we are in the wrong hobby with coins instead of comic books. Lol
Good luck in your collecting Joe!


Seth Riesling February 19, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Joe –

I forget to tell you in my earlier post today (above) that the limited mintage on the $20 for $20 Batman v Superman (TM) silver coin is 300,000 with a 5-coin per household limit.


Joe February 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm

-NumisDudeTX I just put my order in. Went real fast and smooth. I remember all the comic books I rolled up and put in my back pocket from the mid 60’s to early 70’s. I also cut adds out of them to buy coins. lol. Thanks for everything. Joe

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