The 2014-2015 Birds of Prey Series from the Royal Canadian Mint was one of its most popular and wildly successful coin programs in recent memory. Introduced in 2014, the series was yet another massive hit from the RCM in its endeavor to celebrate the natural heritage and wildlife of the Canadian wilderness.
Following the immense popularity of the original Birds of Prey coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is ready to release a new series of Birds of Prey coins featuring stunning reverse proof finishes. All the information about this upcoming series and its popular predecessor is available below.
In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint released a new wildlife-themed series called theBirds of Prey of silver bullion coins with each having a 1 million mintage. Following the massive success of the Canadian Wildlife Series (2011-2013), the RCM transitioned from silver bullion coins celebrating the nation’s land-based wildlife to highlighting its aerial predators.
Emily Damstra, a famed Canadian artist who created the images for the final two releases in the Canadian Wildlife Series, was tapped to create all four designs used in the Birds of Prey Series. Similar to the Canadian Wildlife Series, the Royal Canadian Mint opted for a biannual release schedule, debuting two new designs each year.
For the original Birds of Prey Series, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a new design each year in February and August. The series debuted in February 2014 with the release of the 2014 1 oz. Birds of Prey Canadian Peregrine Falcon Silver Coin. The full list of coins in the series is as follows:
Each of the coins in the Royal Canadian Mint’s original Birds of Prey Series featured the same physical dimensions of the famed Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, included .9999 pure silver, and carried a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the Canadian government. With each release in the series, the Royal Canadian Mint capped mintage at one million. The first coin in the series sold out quickly, setting expectations for sales on subsequent coins in the series.
Now the Royal Canadian Mint is ready to revive the famous Birds of Prey designs on an all-new series of silver coins, this time featuring a reverse proof finish to each coin. For the new series, the Royal Canadian Mint will use each of Emily Damstra’s original designs for the Birds of Prey coins. The coins will be released in the exact same orders as the original series with a small mintage of 100,000 coins each:
While the designs and physical specifications remain the same, the Royal Canadian Mint is making a few changes to the new Reverse Proof Birds of Prey Series. First and foremost, the coins will have a much lower maximum mintage, set at 100,000 instead of one million each. Additionally, the coins will feature a reverse proof finish.
A reverse proof coin has the hallmarks of a standard proof, with matte finishes contrasted by deeply-mirrored, clear fields. However, while a standard proof features matte finishes on the design set and mirrored, clear fields for the background, these Reverse Proof Birds of Prey coins will have a deeply-mirrored, clear finish to the design sets (each bird) and a background that is dominated by a strong, matte finish.
Given the limited number of coins that will be struck for the Reverse Proof Birds of Prey Series, the Royal Canadian Mint has made them available in small bulk packaging. You can purchase Reverse Proof Birds of Prey Silver Coins from JM Bullion in individual plastic capsules, sheets of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes containing a maximum of 200 coins.
When you’re ready to purchase your all-new Reverse Proof Birds of Prey coin from the JM Bullion catalog, you’ll find numerous payment options available to you. JM Bullion proudly accepts Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards, paper checks, PayPal transfers, and bank wire transfers.
Paper checks come with the benefit of a 4% discount compared to credit/debit cards and high maximum purchases, but take four to six business days to process. Credit/debit card purchases clear in one business day on average. Bank wire and PayPal transfers clear processing instantly, releasing your purchase to our fulfillment queue.
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Please contact JM Bullion associates with questions about the new Reverse Proof Birds of Prey Silver coins. You can reach us at 800-276-6508, connect with us online using our live chat, or email us.