The Silver Canadian Bison is one of the newest bullion products from the Royal Canadian Mint. Designed with expert craftsmanship by the engravers at RCM, this unique bullion product is unlike anything else on the market today. Starting today, you’ll find the 2016 1.25 oz Silver Canadian Bison available on Silver.com in a mint-sealed tube.
- Coins arrive in mint-sealed tubes of 20 from the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Second annual striking of the Silver Canadian Bison.
- Consists of one and one-quarter troy ounces of .9999 fine silver (25 troy oz/tube).
- Bears a face value of $8 (CAD) backed by the Canadian government.
- Features the latest Bison design, created by Vanessa Miller.
- Each coin ships in BU condition.
- Click here to see the official RCM sales sheet.
In partnership with JM Bullion, Silver.com is proud to be an exclusive US distributor of the Silver Canadian Bison. This special product listing offers the unique silver bullion coins in a mint-sealed tube containing 20 individual coins, each of which has a Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in this grade have no signs of wear and tear, but may exhibit breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The Silver Canadian Bison coin was first introduced in 2015 by the Royal Canadian Mint. These coins honor the majestic bison, which is the largest land mammal in North America. Before the arrival of Europeans on the continent, it is believed that bison numbered around 30 million. Today, just 30,000 are estimated to exist throughout Canada and the United States.
On the reverse of each coin is the bison design from Vanessa Miller. The coin features a huge bison as it stands at the water’s edge getting a drink from the cool waters. Engravings on the coin include “Canada 2016” above the design, “Fine Silver 1 ¼ oz Argent Pur” below, and the purity of the coin above the bison’s shoulders.
The obverse bears Susanna Blunt’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, created in 2003. All Silver Canadian Bison coins bear the new micro-laser engraved security features found on Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins. The radial lines are visible on both sides, and the maple leaf privy with year of issue is on the reverse.
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