The Royal Canadian Mint has recently started accepting orders for the latest coin in the Exchange $20 for $20 silver coin series. These coins represent an opportunity for collectors to purchase 99.99% pure silver coins for their face value of $20.
The latest design features an elegant depiction of the Canada Goose in flight. There are no background design elements making it appear as though the goose is soaring through clear skies. The included inscriptions read “20 Dollars”, “Fine Silver Argent Pur 9999”, “2014”, and “Canada”. The reverse design is by Trevor Tennant.
The obverse of the coin features the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Surrounding inscriptions read “Elizabeth II” and “D G Regina”.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver with a weight of 7.96 grams. This represents silver content of 0.256 troy ounces. The coins have a diameter of 27 mm and a serrated edge. The mintage is indicated at 225,000 pieces. There is an ordering limit of 3 coins per household.
All of the RCM’s previous $20 for $20 silver coin offerings have sold out.
New Releases from the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint will begin sales for many new product releases on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:01 AM ET. Not only will this be the first product launch date of the year, but it also follows a longer than typical gap, as there was not a product group launch date in December.
The releases include the next issues in the Australian Megafauna and Ships That Never Sailed series, two 2014 Year of the Horse 10-Coin Collections, and a Mythical Creatures coin featuring the Dragon. Full coverage will be provided following the start of sales.