Another Canadian $100 for $100 silver coin has launched, along with a subscription option to automatically get all 2015-dated versions as they become available. Newly released is the 2015 $100 Canadian Horse Silver Coin, the latest issue from the Royal Canadian Mint’s series of one ounce, 99.99% pure silver coins that sell at their legal tender face values of $100.
There have been four prior releases. All of them sold out. Mintages of the first three coins topped at 50,000. This newest release, along with the last one, has a lower mintage of 45,000. Previous series coins include:
- 2013 $100 Bison silver coin, debuting in May 2013
- 2014 $100 Grizzly silver coin, launching in September 2013
- 2014 $100 Bald Eagle silver coin, debuting in January 2014
- 2014 $100 Bighorn Sheep silver coin, launching in June 2014
These coins are viewed as a premium option to the Royal Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 program which has proven extremely popular. This older program with much higher per-coin mintages has seen 14 coins issued to date, with all of them selling out.
Designs of 2015 $100 Canadian Horse Silver Coin
Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo, the $100 for $100 Canadian Horse Silver Coin shows the powerful animal galloping amid a Canadian country landscape. Inscriptions around the scene read: CANADA, 2015, 100 DOLLARS and the artist’s initials of CD. This Royal Canadian Mint clip shows the silver coin as it rotates:
Obverses feature Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
Coins of the series are produced with a matte proof finish and a serrated edge with each weighing 31.83 grams and having a diameter of 40 mm.
2015 $100 Canadian Horse Silver Coins are available from the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the Mint’s $100 for $100 coins is right here. These coins are GST/HST/PST exempt, and ship free.
An illustrated display box accompanies each purchase. There is a household ordering limit of three in place.
There is also a subscription option available. Subscribers will automatically receive this year’s second $100 for $100 coin, which is expected to launch in June. The coin’s theme has not been revealed.