The final coin in the Canadian Wildlife Series arrived in 2013 when the Silver Canadian Wood Bison coin was released by the Royal Canadian Mint. The sixth coin in the series, the Wood Bison continued the celebration of Canada’s wild creatures by highlighting this unique subspecies of the North American Bison. Right now, the 2013 1 oz Silver Canadian Wood Bison Coin is available with an NGC certification on Silver.com.
- Sixth and final coin in the Canadian Wildlife Series of silver bullion coins.
- Thus far, the NGC has graded only 262 coins in this condition!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the Canadian government.
- Earned a Mint State 68 grade from the NGC.
- Features the Wood Bison design on the reverse.
The Royal Canadian Mint’s Canadian Wildlife Series was a six-coin series that featured unique creatures from the Canadian wilderness. Included in the series were the timberwolf (2011), grizzly bear (2011), cougar (2012), moose (2012), and pronghorn antelope (2013). RCM Assistant Engraver William Woodruff designed the 2011 and 2012 coins, while Emily Damstra designed the 2013 coins.
All 2013 1 oz Silver Canadian Wood Bison Coins available to you today through Silver.com are in Mint State 68 condition from the NGC. Coins of this condition have an attractive strike and their full, original mint luster. However, you may notice three to four minor contact marks on the surface, though all are located outside the primary visual regions of the coin.
On the reverse is Damstra’s wood bison design. Damstra is a famed Canadian artist, and she has contributed to numerous Royal Canadian Mint coin series since participating in the Canadian Wildlife Series.
The obverse features the 2003 depiction of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. The longest reigning monarch in British history is captured in right-profile relief by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt, and featured along with engravings of her name, the year of issue, and the face value of the coin.
The Royal Canadian Mint opened its doors for the first time in 1908 following the discovery of precious metals in the Yukon Territories in the late 19th century. Today, it is among the most respected facilities in the world.
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