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.
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.