In 2014 the Royal Canadian Mint released the first coin in the Birds of Prey Series. Featuring aerial predators from across the continent. The Birds of Prey Series consisted of .9999 pure silver bullion coins, each featuring a different natural bird species from North America. The peregrine falcon was the first design in the series, and returns on the 2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Peregrine Falcon Reverse Proof Coin, available now on Silver.com.
- Limited mintage of only 100,000 coins!
- Each coin ships in individually sealed plastic. Lots of 10 ship in mint sheets, lots of 200 ship in mint boxes.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 pure silver. Struck in brilliant reverse proof.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Bears the Peregrine Falcon design. Inspired by the Birds of Prey Series.
- Designed by Emily Damstra.
Now’s your chance to relive the beauty of the Birds of Prey Series from the Royal Canadian Mint with an all-new Peregrine Falcon Coin, struck in stunning reverse proof. A reverse proof specimen has a deeply-mirrored finish on the design sets, with a strong, frosted background. This finish is the exact opposite of a standard proof specimen.
The original Birds of Prey coins from the Royal Canadian Mint debuted in February 2014 with the release of the Peregrine Falcon coin. The series had a total of four designs, released in August 2014, February 2015, and August 2015 following the Peregrine Falcon’s release.
Emily Damstra was the designer behind all four coins in the series. Damstra had previously made waves with her stunning Canadian Wildlife Series designs that featured on the final two coins in that series, both of which were released in 2013 just ahead of the Birds of Prey Series.
On the reverse side of the 2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Peregrine Falcon Reverse Proof is the image of a falcon in midflight, with its claws extended as it prepares to capture its prey. As with many Canadian coins, the engravings on this side identify the nation of issue, purity, weight, and metal content of the coin.
The obverse face bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief. This current image has been in use since 2003 on Canadian coins and was designed by Susanna Blunt.
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