The Royal Canadian Mint is now accepting orders for another group of new product releases. This includes new gold and silver coins featuring the Bald Eagle, the final coin in the Group of Seven series, the second releases for the Untamed Canada and niobium coin series, a new half gram gold coin, and high-end platinum and 5 oz gold coins.
All of the new products can be found within the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
The latest release in a series featuring the bald eagle as seen from four different perspectives features the bald eagle returning from the hunt. The 1 oz 99.99% fine silver coin is struck to proof quality, using four different finishes to highlight the design. The coins also incorporate edge lettering indicating the precious metal content of the coin.
There is a maximum mintage of 7,500 pieces, with an ordering limit of 1 per household imposed. The RCM website shows this coin as “awaiting stock”. The previous designs sold out quickly.
A 1 oz. 99.99% pure gold coin features a female bald eagle protecting two eaglets in their treetop nest. This coin carries a maximum mintage of 350 pieces, and is also indicated as “awaiting stock”.
The seventh and final release within the Group of Seven series features a recreation of A.C. Jackson’s 1930 painting Saint-Tite-des-Caps. (The original painting can be viewed here.) The coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.99% fine silver to proof quality with unique finishes to distinguish the house. The maximum mintage is 7,000 pieces. Four of the previous six issues of the series have sold out.
The second release within the Untamed Canada series features a unique stylized image of the Pronghorn inspired by woodblock design. The background contains symbolic elements of its Canadian habitat. The coin utilizes five different coin finishes, each with a separate degree of luster.
The design is available as a 99.99% silver coin with a weight of 31.6 grams, diameter of 40 mm, and mintage of 8,500 pieces, or a 99.99% gold coin with a weight of 7.8 grams, diameter of 20 mm, and mintage of 1,500 pieces.
The second release within the silver and niobium coin series featuring contemporary aboriginal art features an ice fishing father celebrating his catch. The 99.99% pure silver coin has a weight of 8.5 grams and diameter of 28 mm. The selectively colored niobium insert is included on the reverse of the coin. A maximum mintage of 6,500 pieces has been established.
The prior release of the series featuring a mother and baby ice fishing still remains available for sale.
A half gram sized 99.99% pure gold coin features a profile view of an adult Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Despite the coin’s small 11 mm diameter, the depiction carries an intricate level of detail. The mintage limit is 10,000 pieces worldwide.
The same design is also used for a 1 oz 99.95% pure platinum coin, limited to a mintage of just 250 pieces.
A 5 oz 99.99% pure gold coin features a design created by Aboriginal artist Raymond Weizineau. The design features five animals and two cultural objects from Atikamekw myth and storytelling: a loon, polar bear, beaver, goose, woodland caribou, canoe, and inuksuk. These are against a ring of maple leaves. The coin has a mintage limit of just 100 pieces.
The next coin is the first release within a new series of cupro-nickel 25-cent coins featuring close up, colored depictions of flowers. The reverse design carries a close up image of the Eastern Prickly Pear’s summer bloom, which fills the entire face of the coin. A maximum mintage of 17,500 pieces is established.
The ninth release within the O Canada 1/2 oz silver coin series carries a Hockey theme. The design shows a small group enjoying a pick-up game of hockey at a local rink, as a father and son approach. The coin carries a mintage of 40,000 pieces.
A 1 oz 99.99% fine silver coin features an autumn scene set at a Canadian lake depicted in color. The maximum mintage is 7,500 pieces.