When the Royal Canadian Mint launched the Birds of Prey series of bullion coins, few could have imagined just how popular this series would become. After a two-year run that included four coin designs in total, the program ended in 2015 with many investors and collectors frustrated at not having nabbed one of the brilliant designs. Now, the birds are back as part of a new Reverse Proof, limited mintage series, is now available from JM Bullion.
- Limited mintage of only 100,000 coins!
- 1st coin in the 4-coin Reverse Proof Birds of Prey series!
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 25 ship in tubes, and multiples of 500 ship in monster boxes.
- Struck in stunning reverse proof finish, containing 1 oz of .9999 pure silver.
- The Peregrine Falcon will be followed by the Bald Eagle, Red-Tailed Hawk, and Great Horned Owl over the next 2 years.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
The original Birds of Prey Series from the Royal Canadian Mint featured four total releases, scheduled in February and August release cycles, debuting in February 2014 with the Peregrine Falcon design. Each of the designs in the series highlighted one of the more prominent aerial predators found in Canada.
Emily Damstra was charged with creating the designs on all four coins. Her first major project with the RCM came at the conclusion of the Canadian Wildlife Series (2011 to 2013), in which she took on the creation of the final two designs released in 2013 for that series. For these special 2016 Canadian Peregrine Falcon reverse proof coins, her design returns to the reverse face.
Each of these 2016 1 oz Canadian Peregrine Falcon Reverse Proof coins has a stunning reverse striking approach. Traditional proof coins have a matte finish on the design sets and a clear background field. These coins feature deeply-mirrored design fields, with a background that is strong and frosted.
The reverse face of the coin features Damstra’s peregrine falcon design, which depicts the predator in flight as it descends upon its prey. On the obverse is the 2003 depiction of Queen Elizabeth II created by Susanna Blunt.
The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the world’s leading producers of silver and gold bullion products. Founded in 1908 in response to the gold rush in the Yukon Territories, today it operates facilities in Ottawa and Winnipeg, striking coins for the nation as well as other countries such as New Zealand.
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