The Royal Canadian Mint has a rich history of producing some of the finest, high quality coins in the world. One of the latest coin series introduced by the RCM is the Silver Canadian Bison coin. With an impressive .9999 purity level and a unique 1 ¼ oz weight, this coin is quickly gaining popularity. Available from only a few sources, the 2016 1.25 oz $8 Silver Canadian Bison Coin is now featured on Silver.com.
- Individual coins ship in flips, lots of 20 ship in mint tubes, lots of 400 ship in mint boxes.
- Consists of 1.25 ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $8 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Boasts an all-new design for 2016.
- Includes precision machined security features.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Silver Canadian Bison coins feature state-of-the-art security features from the RCM. On both sides, precision machining produced radial lines that help combat counterfeiting. The reverse bears a small shrinking maple leaf. When viewed under magnification, you should see the year of minting inside the design.
On the reverse side of each 2016 1.25 oz $8 Silver Canadian Bison coin is the image of North America’s largest land mammal as it stops at a stream for a drink of water. In the background you can see the majestic Rocky Mountains rising to toward the sky. The purity of the coin is featured just above the bison, while “Canada 2016” is engraved above. The coin’s metal content and weight are listed below.
The obverse bears the standard image of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Susanna Blunt in 2003. Surrounding Her Majesty’s bust are the engravings “Elizabeth II,” “D.G. Regina,” and the face value of the coin.
Each coin available today from Silver.com is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in this condition feature no signs of wear and tear, but may have breaks in the luster, contact marks, or spotted surfaces.
The Royal Canadian Mint is regarded as one of the finest in the world. Founded in 1907 to process precious metals from the Yukon Territories, it has produced gold bars to repay British debts from World War I and even Olympic gold medals.
If you have questions about these stunning new coins, feel free to reach out to a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223. You can also connect with us online through our live chat and email services. If you are curious about similar products, be sure to check out our selection of Canadian Call of the Wild Coins.