Arguably one of the most popular coin series from the Royal Canadian Mint was the Canadian Wildlife Series. A six-coin series featuring silver bullion products with .9999 purity, the limited mintage and one-time-use designs made the coins in the series popular with both investors and collectors. Today, the 2012 1 oz Silver Canadian Moose Coin is available on Silver.com with an NGC certification.
- Fourth coin in the series!
- Only 381 coins currently have this grade from the NGC!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Issued a Mint State 68 grade by the NGC.
- Bears the image of a moose on the reverse face.
Each 2012 1 oz Silver Canadian Moose coin available to you today is in Mint State 68 condition. According to the NGC, MS68 coins maintain an attractive strike and full, original mint luster. However, you will notice three to four minor detracting flaws. These are often categorized as miniscule contact marks located outside the primary field of view on the coin.
Canadian Wildlife Series coins proved immensely popular among investors and collectors. While the limited mintage of the coins helped create rarity for the coins, demand was driven by the use of .9999 fine silver and the beautiful designs featured on each coin’s reverse face.
The reverse face of the 2012 1 oz Silver Canadian Moose coin features the image of a moose among tall vegetation. It is the final design in the series from Royal Canadian Mint Assistant Engraver William Woodruff.
On the obverse face is the right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Susanna Blunt in 2003, it is included along with engravings that read “Elizabeth II,” “2012,” and “5 Dollars.”
The Royal Canadian Mint opened its doors for the first time in 1908. Overwhelmed and outsourcing currency striking to the United States Mint by the 1980s, the mint expanded to include a new facility in Winnipeg to complement its original facility in Ottawa.
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