The obverse shows a bust of Queen Elizabeth II, whose appearance was updated in 1990 to feature the more mature monarch. In both versions, “ELIZABETH II” is at top, with the denomination and issue date at bottom.
The reverse depicts the amazing bald eagle—Haliaeetus leucocephalus—is Canada’s largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America. An apex predator with no natural enemies, the bald eagle has long been a potent symbol of vision, power, and stoicism.
The adult boasts a wing span of more than 2 metres, a standing height of about 1 metre, and an average weight of up to 7 kilograms. Females are generally larger than males. The renowned raptor is noted for its distinctive dark-feathered body and white-feathered head, large golden eyes, bright yellow beak, and massive yellow claws armed with sharp, powerful talons.
• Precisely machined radial lines to within microns creates a unique line width and pitch that gives this coin a characteristic look, and creates a light diffracting pattern specific to this coin.
• An attractive acquisition for both first-time precious metal buyers and long-term investors.
• Rendered in exquisite detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers, this coin celebrates the Eagle.
• A unique collectible that celebrates Canada’s wilderness and its fauna.
• A remarkable addition to any Canadiana- or nature-themed collection or any bullion buyer’s collection.
Enhancement of this Silver Coin Color is done by an experienced third-party Mint company.
Metal: 999 Fine Silver
Diameter: 32 mm
Year of Issue: 2015
Weight: 1/2 Troy oz