The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin in their “$20 for $20” silver coin series offering 99.99% pure silver coins for their face value. The series has remained popular since its introduction in 2011, with some other world mints introducing their own series sharing the same concept.
The design for the latest coin features a depiction of a Bobcat in midair as it pounces towards the viewer. The inscriptions include the date “2014”, the face value “20 Dollars”, and the precious metal purity “Fine Silver Argent Pur 9999”. The reverse design is by Ken Ryan.
On the obverse of the coin is the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Surrounding inscriptions read “Elizabeth II” and “D G Regina”.
The coins are struck in 99.99% pure silver and have a weight of 7.96 grams. This represents silver content of 0.256 troy ounces and an intrinsic value of $5.43 based on the current market price of silver. The coins have a diameter o 27 mm and a serrated edge.
There is a maximum mintage of 225,000 pieces and ordering limit of three per household.
The 2014 Bobcat $20 Silver Coin can be found available for sale on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website. The previous release in the series featuring the Canada Goose has sold 81% of its mintage and can be found on this page.
Yesterday, the Royal Canadian Mint also started accepting pre-orders from Master’s Club members for their latest numismatic product releases. This includes a half gram gold coin featuring a Chipmunk, the final coin in the Untamed Canada series, and the second coin in the Bison series. Full coverage of the new releases will be provided once sales open to the general public on March 4.