The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for their latest $100 for $100 Silver Coin, which features the Bighorn Sheep. Similar to the “$20 for $20” and “$50 for $50” series, this program allows collectors the opportunity to purchase 99.99% fine silver coins for their legal tender face value.
The 2014 Bighorn Sheep $100 Silver Coin features a “Wildlife in Motion” theme with the dramatic portrayal of two Rocky Mountain Bighorn rams about to clash horns. The rams can launch themselves at one another at speeds of more than 30 kilometers per hour resulting in a crash that can be heard more than a kilometer away. The reverse design was created by Claudio D’Angelo. Inscriptions read “Canada”, “2014”, and “100 Dollars”.
The obverse contains the Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions “Elizabeth II” and “D·G·Regina”.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver with a matte proof finish. The weight is 31.6 grams and the diameter is 40 mm. A maximum mintage of 45,000 pieces has been established, which compares to mintages of 50,000 pieces each for the previous “$100 for $100” coins. There is an ordering limit of three coins per household.
Orders are already open to the general public at the Royal Canadian Mint product page.