The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for a new coin within the “$50 for $50” silver coin series featuring the Beaver. The product line offers the opportunity to purchase a 99.99% pure silver coin for its face value of $50.
The reverse design of the new coin features a captivating image of a beaver in motion. The beaver is shown swimming with its head just above the surface of the water and its tail flipping upwards trailing a stream of water droplets. A natural habitat appears in the background with the looming figure of a wolf on the shore. Inscriptions include “Canada”, “50 Dollars” and the “2015” date. The reverse design is by Emily Damstra.
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 is limited to 100,000 pieces.
The product page for the 2015 Beaver $50 Silver Coin can be found here.
Separately, the Royal Canadian Mint has also unveiled a new “$25 for $25” silver coin, which seems to fall under the “$20 for $20” series. The coin includes colorization and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag.
Except for the denomination, the specifications follow those of previous “$20 for $20” coins with 99.99% purity, a specimen finish, weight of 7.96 grams, and diameter of 27 mm.
The Canadian Flag $25 Silver Coin is currently shown and offered under a subscription which will also include the three following “$20 for $20” silver coins to be released in 2015. The product page can be found here.