The world is full of fearsome aerial predators. Birds such as the eagle, hawk, and owl dominate the skies over Canada, and now they dominate the face of one of the newest and most popular wildlife-themed coin programs from the Royal Canadian Mint. Right now, Silver.com has the 2015 1 oz Silver Canadian Red-Tailed Hawk available in perfect condition.
- An extremely rare MS70 specimen!
- Third coin in the Birds of Prey Series, and first release of 2015.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Earned a grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features the image of a Red-Tailed Hawk descending on its prey.
Each 2015 Silver Canadian Red-Tailed Hawk coin available right now on Silver.com is a perfect specimen from the NGC. Coins with an MS70 certification have shown their full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws on any of the surfaces.
The Birds of Prey Series from the Royal Canadian Mint continued the wildlife-themed designs introduced on the Canadian Wildlife Series (2011-2013). Birds of Prey coins were all designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra, who created the images used on the final two coins in the Canadian Wildlife Series.
Birds of Prey coins were released in pairs throughout 2014 and 2015. The series started with the February 2014 release of the Peregrine Falcon coin, which was followed in August of that year by the Canadian eagle. This Silver Canadian Red-Tailed Hawk coin was the first release of 2015 (February), and the program concluded with the Horned Owl in August 2015.
On the coin’s reverse face is the image of a red-tailed hawk as it swoops down to collect its prey. The obverse face of the coin features the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which was designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
The Royal Canadian Mint quickly became one of the finest facilities in the world following its formation in 1908. Today, it operates from two facilities, with its headquarters in Ottawa and a secondary facility in Winnipeg.
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