The 1.25 oz $8 Canadian Silver Bison Coin is a recently introduced silver bullion coin in the precious metals marketplace. Offered by the Royal Canadian Mint annually since 2015, these coins are exclusively released each year with a new design and available initially only from JM Bullion. Right now, you can purchase the 1.25 oz $8 Canadian Silver Bison Coin online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic flips!
- 5 years of issue available!
- Contains 1.25 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $8 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Reverse features a new bison design each year.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each of the 1.25 oz $8 Canadian Silver Bison coins in this listing is available to you in random condition. The condition of the coin you receive is dependent upon the available in our warehouse when your order is processed for shipping. The coins will come with a year of issue mark dating from 2015 to 2019.
The Canadian Silver Bison coin was first issued in 2015, and the coins became the first-ever 1.25 Troy oz coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. Each silver coin has .9999 pure silver content and a face value of $8 (CAD) backed by the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint will produce a new image on the reverse face of these coins each.
For the 2015 release, the reverse design features the North American bison as it runs across the open plains of Canada, with rolling hills visible in the distant background. On the reverse for 2016 is the image of a bison standing at the water’s edge, its head lowered to drink from the stream. In the background, a jagged rockface rises to meet the horizon.
The 2017 Canadian Silver Bison Coin is the image of the wood bison, which is more numerous throughout Canada than the American plains bison. The bison is captured on the open plains of Canada in left-profile relief, with its massive figure dominating the coin’s design field. You’ll notice grasslands under its feet and clouds rolling across the sky above. The final two issues in 2018 and 2019 had a shared reverse design capturing the bison’s head in right-profile relief.
As is customary, the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from Susanna Blunt is featured on the obverse. Her Majesty’s effigy is included alongside engravings that read “Elizabeth II” and the face value of the coin as “8 Dollars.” The micro-laser engraved radial lines and maple leaf added to the Maple Leaf bullion program in 2014 is now available on the 2016 Canadian Silver Bison coin. This includes radial lines visible on both sides, and a maple leaf privy on the reverse that bears in the year of issue, visible only under intense magnification.
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