Canada’s Royal Canadian Mint is lowering the curtain on its popular Birds of Prey coin series with the release of the fourth and final coin. The final coin commemorates the great horned owl, a species with a range across the Americas that stretches from the Arctic Circle to South America. Right now, Silver.com offers the 2015 1 oz Silver Canadian Great Horned Owl Coin in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Consists of an actual weight of one troy ounce .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value $5 (CAD) backed by the government of Canada.
- Issued with a frosted relief and textured background.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Final coin in Birds of Prey Series.
- Individual coins ship in protective plastic flips, mint tubes for multiples of 25, or Monster Boxes for multiples of 500.
The Birds of Prey Series from the Royal Canadian Mint commemorates a variety of wildlife from across Canada and throughout the Americas. Each of the coins in the series featured design sets from the mind of Canadian illustrator Emily Damstra. The series launched in February 2014 with the peregrine falcon coin, followed by the bald eagle in August 2014, and the red-tailed hawk in early 2015.
Canada’s Royal Canadian Mint limited production of each coin in this series to one million in total. The Birds of Prey series is a follow-up program to the massively popular Canadian Wildlife series, which ran from 2011 to 2014 and featured a total of six coins.
The reverse side of each 2015 1 oz Silver Canadian Great Horned Owl coin features the bird in flight, with its wings spread wide and its talons ready to snatch its prey. Engravings include “Canada,” the illustrator’s initials of “ED,” and the coin’s purity, weight, and metal content.
On the obverse side is the image of Queen Elizabeth II created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. The third-generation image of Her Majesty, the bust is surrounded by the engravings “Elizabeth II,” “2015,” “D.G. Regina,” and the face value of the coins.
The Royal Canadian Mint was originally founded in 1908 to boost the refining capacity of mints in Canada after the discovery of gold and other precious metals in the Yukon Territories. Today, it operates facilities in Winnipeg and Ottawa.
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