With the holiday season fast approaching, the Royal Canadian Mint offers a unique gift option with the newly released 2016 $25 Woodland Elf Silver Coin. It’s available for its legal tender face value of $25, which about US $18.80.
Each is composed of 99.99% pure silver and features a whimsical elf building a birdhouse in the woods. The mythical figure is dressed for Christmas with a green hat, coat and pants — all trimmed with fluffy white fur, and brown elf shoes.
"Bring an elf home for the holidays," prompts the Royal Canadian Mint. The coin is a "delightful keepsake crafted in pure silver, and a great stocking stuffer for all ages."
As an added buying incentive, the coin ships free to Canada and United States addresses and the Mint does not charge tax.
Woodland Elf Coin Designs and Specifications
Canadian artist Jesse Koreck designed the colorful design that depicts the woodland elf sitting on a tree stump. Other birdhouses and birds adorn the scene, along with fresh fallen snow.
Above the design, CANADA and 2016 is inscribed. Below, we find the content and face value inscriptions of FINE SILVER 9999 ARGENT PUR 25 DOLLARS. The artist’s initials of JK are off to the right.
Struck as legal tender of Canada, Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the silver coin’s obverse (heads side). Circling the royal portrait are the inscriptions of CANADA, ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA. Blunt’s initials appear on the shoulder of the Queen.
Woodland Elf Silver Coin Specifications
|Composition||99.99% pure silver|
|Face Value (CAD)||25 dollars|
|Obverse Artist||Susanna Blunt (obverse)|
|Reverse Artist||Jesse Koreck (reverse)|
The 2016 Woodland Elf Silver Coin is available from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. Here is an affiliate link that goes to the Mint’s page of $20 for $20 and $25 for $25 coins. A strict limit of five coins per household applies.