The Silver Canadian Bison is one of the more unique silver bullion products available in the precious metals industry today. Most silver coins are struck in the popular 1 oz weight, or various fractional weights. These coins were the first, and remain the only, 1.25 oz silver coins available right now. The 2016 Silver Canadian Bison coin is an exclusive product of Silver.com, and is available right now in near-perfect condition.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Second annual striking of the Silver Canadian Bison.
- Consists of one-and-one-quarter troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $8 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features the latest Bison design on the reverse.
- Issued with a First Strike Label.
All Silver Canadian Bison coins available through this Silver.com listing earned grades of MS69 from the PCGS. Coins in this condition still have their original mint luster, but may also feature detracting flaws such as miniscule contact marks, minor blemishes, or other flaws. These are limited in number to a maximum of two.
Additionally, each coin qualified for the First Strike designation and subsequent First Strike Label in its packaging from the PCGS. In order to qualify, these coins had to arrive at the PCGS depository or an approved facility within the first 30 days of the release date set by the Royal Canadian Mint.
On the reverse face of the coin is Vanessa Miller’s latest design of the bison, which features the massive land mammal standing along the banks of a watering hole as it drinks from the stream. Engravings include the nation of issue, year of issue, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin.
The obverse includes the right-profile portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susann Blunt, it has featured on all Royal Canadian Mint coinage since that date as the primary obverse design feature.
The Royal Canadian Mint stands among the finest facilities in the world. Originally founded in Ottawa in 1908, it expanded in the 1980s to include a modern facility in Winnipeg as well.
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