2014 Snowy Owl $50 for $50 Silver Coin

After expanding their line of silver coins offered at their face value earlier this month, the Royal Canadian Mint has just released another coin following the concept. A new $50 for $50 silver coin features the Snowy Owl.

Snowy Owl $50 Silver Coin

The reverse design of the coin by Trevor Tennant carries a depiction of a female snowy owl in flight. The pattern that has been engraved on the owl’s wings represents the dark brown bars which provide camouflage for females of the species while nesting on exposed ground. Inscriptions include “Canada”, “50 Dollars”, and the date “2014”.

The obverse of the coin carries the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver with a matte proof finish and serrated edge. The coins weigh 15.87 grams and have a diameter of 34 mm.

The mintage for the piece is indicated at 90,000. This is a reduction of 10,000 units from the mintage of the previous (and first) $50 for $50 silver coin, which was limited to 100,000 pieces.

The Royal Canadian Mint now offers $20 for $20, $50 for $50, $100 for $100, and $200 for $200 silver coins.

The 2014 Snowy Owl $50 Silver Coin can be found in the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.

Pre-orders are also now being accepted from Master’s Club members for the latest batch of monthly product releases. These include an array of Year of the Goat gold and silver coins and other new issues featuring the Bald Eagle, Maple Leaves, and more. Sales will begin for the general public on August 5.

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  1. Hidalgo says

    Hmmmmmm, $100 for a 1 ounce silver coin. $50 for a 1/2 ounce silver coin. And $20 for a 1/4 ounce silver coin. The best bargain is the $20 for $20 silver coin since the other two silver coins are selling for $25 per quarter ounce.

    The $20 for $20 is the most affordable of the three RCM offerings and gives the biggest bang for the buck. I’m sticking with my $20 for $20 subscription! 🙂

  2. Patrick says

    They’re all the best bang for the buck.
    If you count by the number of ounces for a $100, then sure the $20 for $20 coins are the best. But whatever coin you get, you never lose on what’s written on the coin, just go to a bank or the Mint or even a coin shop. They’ll give face value.

  3. bd says

    Placed an order last night for both new coins ($200 & $50).
    $200 coin has sold 18,000 of the 20,000 – looking for a sale out fairly soon. Just to bad it doesn’t ship until Sept 15th.

  4. Tom P. says

    @ Patrick, that’s only if you are Canadian.

    Worst case scenario these coins would sell for bullion value. I am a buyer of many Canadian coins, but focusing on mintage is not the way to go. They have several issues each year with really low mintages. One low mintage coin results in extreme prices, 20 or 30 per year results in yawns. The $20 and $100’s used to sell out really quickly, now not so much. I’m still a buyer of the $20’s.

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