Featuring one of the world’s most recognizable birds of prey, the Royal Canadian Mint this month unveiled a set holding four different sized 2015 Bald Eagle Silver Proof Coins.
Included in the fractional set are 99.99% pure silver strikes with each showcasing the same fierce likeness of a bald eagle. Mintage of the set is limited to 7,500, with pricing CAD $199.95 or US $160.90.
"From the cardboard box to the wooden display box and of course the coins, the mint aced this one," comments Slim of Vanderhoof BC in the customer review section on the coin’s product page. "It is beautiful. Even the delivery came in a timely fashion. Well done RCM."
The bald eagle is indigenous to North America and has a range stretching from Alaska to Canada and through to the U.S. and northern portions of Mexico. Despite its name, the bird is not actually bald. Instead, white feathers adorn its head which contrasts with the brown plumage on the rest of its body.
Coin Designs and Specifications
Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks designed the portrait of the bird of prey, which appears on the reverse or tails side of the four coins. It is seen in a striking head and upper wing pose as it gazes off into the distance. The eagle is struck in a frosted finish against a brilliant background.
Inscriptions around the design include CANADA, 2015, 9999 FINE SILVER and ARGENT PUR 9999. The artist’s initials of DCW complete the image.
Coins of the set range from a $5 face value of 31.39 grams down to a $2 face value of 3.23 grams. Specific specifications for the four coins are in the table below:
Bald Eagle Fractional Set Specifications
|$5 Coin||$4 Coin||$3 Coin||$2 Coin|
|Composition||99.99% pure silver|
|Obverse Artist||Susanna Blunt|
|Reverse Artist||Derek C. Wicks|
Obverse or the heads side of each coin showcase Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA and the coin’s legal tender face value are inscribed around the likeness.
2015 Bald Eagle Fine Silver Fractional Sets may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the four-coin set is located here.
Coins ships inside a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maple wood case with a graphic beauty box.