2014 Silver 1 oz Canada Birds of Prey Falcon
This inaugural release in the Birds of Prey 4-coin series features an amazing action design of a peregrine falcon. Created by Emily Damstra, a highly acclaimed illustrator. Damstra's works have graced over a dozen coin designs for the Royal Canadian Mint. Her detailed illustrations have a way of capturing nature in living action. And this 2014 Silver 1 oz Canada Falcon (Birds of Prey) design is certainly an exquisite example!
The Peregrine Falcon
The obverse of the coin features the right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Susanna Blunt. The reverse captures a view of a peregrine falcon swiftly descending upon its prey. Its beautiful wings are fully spread, as are its tail feathers. The bird's eyes are fixed upon a single focal-point as it closes the distance to its next meal. The falcon's talons are both open and ready to snatch its prize with a quick death-grip. The detail displayed in this awesome design is breathtaking! This 2014 Silver 1 oz Canada Falcon (Birds of Prey) .9999 fine silver bullion coin will certainly grace your growing collection.
- 2014 Silver 1 oz Canada Falcon (Birds of Prey).
- 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. Inscriptions include the weight and purity in both English and French. Arched above the falcon is proudly displayed "Canada." The artist's initials, "ED" are to the lower left under the falcon's talons.
- $5 (CAD) face value.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
The Royal Canadian Mint has commemorated some of Canada's most iconic birds of prey in this astounding 4-coin series. The featured bird designs of all four coins we created by Emily Damstra, a U.S. based illustrator. Having earned a Master of Fine Arts degree, Damstra specializes in illustrating themes centered in anthropology, botany, ecology, paleontology, and zoology. Her illustrations focus on detail as she attempts to capture and display something of the life strength of her subjects. Emily Damstra's work has certainly brought to life the featured birds in this current series!
Each coin contains a full 1 oz of 99.99% fine silver and crafted in an attractive bullion finish. The Royal Canadian Mint guarantees the authenticity and silver content of every coin from the Birds of Prey coin series.
The Birds of Prey 4-coin series released with two coins in 2014, and the final two in 2015. The series was received with much praise for the consistent quality of designs presented. This was a nice addition to the overall Canadian Wildlife theme, which the mint continues to promote to their global audience. Both precious metals investors and fine bullion coin collectors continue to value highly their investments in Canadian wildlife-themed series.