The first coin in the Canadian Birds of Prey series, released in February 2014, features the peregrine falcon. Acclaimed local coin illustrator Emily Damstra designed the image of the falcon descending on its prey, with its talons outstretched. The weight and fineness of the coins, as well as the country name Canada, are also marked. This is truly a beautifully designed 1 oz .9999 silver coin, which has proven highly popular among collectors and precious metals investors.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and 5 Dollar face value.
- Reverse: Displays a highly detailed peregrine falcon, with talons outstretched and descending upon its prey. Also included are the weight and purity in both English and French. Arched above the falcon is Canada. The artists initials, ED are displayed in the lower left under the falcons talons.
- $5 face value
- Coins come direct from a sealed Monster Box. Multiples of 25 are packaged in mint tubes.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
Some of Canadas most iconic birds are commemorated in the Royal Canadian Mints four-coin collection: the Birds of Prey series. This silver coin series was released by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2014 and 2015 to celebrate the nations native bird-life. According to Ian E. Bennett, then president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, the collection was released not only to solidify our reputation for quality but also to capture the imagination of our customers with distinctly Canadian themes.
The Birds of Prey series had a staggered release, with the first launched in February 2014, the second in August 2014, the third in February 2015, and the final coin in August 2015.
Each piece is a full one-ounce coin made of 99.99% fine silver and crafted in an attractive bullion finish. The Royal Canadian Mint guarantees the authenticity and silver content of every item from the Birds of Prey coin series.