The fourth release from the Royal Canadian Mint’s 1.5 oz Canadian Wildlife Series is now available on Silver.com. The Falcon joins the ranks of other Arctic creatures featured in the series, and continues the mint’s tradition of purity and excellence in design. The 2016 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Falcon Coin is available now on Silver.com in BU condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip.
- Fourth design in the 1.5 oz Canadian Wildlife Series creatures.
- Consists of One-and-a-Half Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $8 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Features a BU grade.
- Obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the new Falcon design.
The coins in the 1.5 oz Canadian Wildlife Series feature designs representing animals from the nation’s Arctic Region. The series launched with a Maple Leaf design, but continued in 2014 with an Arctic Snow Fox, before unveiling a Polar Bear design for 2015.
With the addition of the Falcon, the series has its first aerial predator included. Falcons have a unique wing shape that allows them to fly at high speeds while maintaining exact control over their movements in flight. While other birds of prey, notably the eagle and hawk, kill prey with their sharp claws, the falcon uses its powerful beak to make the kill.
Each of these 2016 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Falcon Coins is available as a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though minor imperfections such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks do feature on the coins.
The reverse side of the Falcon Coin features the image of a Falcon in flight, along with engravings on the top that read “Canada 2016.” The coin’s weight, purity, and metal content are also featured on this side.
On the obverse of the 2016 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Falcon coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II, captured in right-profile relief by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt. Engravings include “Elizabeth II,” “D.G. Regina,” and the coin’s face value of “8 Dollars.”
The Royal Canadian Mint opened in 1908 with an Ottawa facility, and did not expand until 1980 when a secondary facility was constructed in Winnipeg. Today, the Royal Canadian Mint is considered one of the world’s finest refineries.
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