The Birds of Prey Series from the Royal Canadian Mint was one of the most popular bullion coin programs from the mint in the 21st century. It was the second consecutive bullion program from the mint to feature animals from the Canadian wilderness, and it culminated with the Great Horned Owl coin in 2015. Today, the 2015 1 oz Silver Canadian Great Horned Owl coin is available with NGC certification on Silver.com.
- 4th and final coin in the Birds of Prey Series.
- Ships to you in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by the federal government of Canada.
- Graded Mint State 68 by the NGC.
- Features a design from Emily Damstra.
- Bears the image of a Great Horned Owl.
Birds of Prey coins were introduced in 2014 following the conclusion of the Canadian Wildlife Series in 2013. The popular series featured four coins released in 2014 and 2015. The coins were released in February and August of the respective years, with the peregrine falcon released first, the bald eagle second, the red-tailed hawk third, and culminating in this Great Horned Owl coin.
Each of the 2015 1 oz Silver Canadian Great Horned Owl coins available right now is in Mint State 68 condition. According to the NGC, this indicates a coin with an attractive strike, full mint luster, but also three or four minor detracting flaws. Found outside the primary focal areas, these flaws are often miniscule contact marks.
On the reverse face you’ll find the image of a Great Horned Owl, the most familiar aerial predator in Canada, swooping down on its prey. The design includes engravings that denote the nation of issue, purity, weight, and metal content of the coin, as well as the designer’s initials, “ED.”
The obverse bears the familiar right-profile portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image is featured along with engravings of her name, the year of issue, and the coin’s face value.
If you have any questions about this Birds of Prey product, or other coins in the series Silver.com carries, contact us at 888-989-7223. You can also reach out to us online using our live chat and email features.