The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting pre-orders for the latest coin within their popular “$20 for $20″ program, which offers 99.99% pure silver coins priced at the legal tender face value of $20. The newest coin in the series features a hockey player.
The reverse design by Greg Banning features scene of a hockey player who appears to have just taken a shot. The design is intended to capture the intensity, power, and excitement of Canada’s national pastime. Inscriptions include “20 Dollars”, “2013″, “Canada”, and “Argent Pur Fine Silver 9999″.
The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver with a specimen quality finish. The weight of the coin is 7.96 grams (0.256 troy ounces) and the diameter of 27 mm. At the current market price of silver, each coin has an intrinsic value of $8.19.
The maximum mintage for the coin 2013 Hockey $20 Silver Coin is 250,000 pieces, with an ordering limit of 3 per household.
At this time, Master’s Club members may place pre-orders for the coins. Public ordering should open soon.
All six previous releases within the “$20 for $20″ program have sold out.