The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin in its “$25 for $25” coin series, which allows collectors to purchase 99.99% silver coins for the cost of their face value. The new issue is titled “True North” and has a mintage limited to 250,000 pieces, with an order limit of 5 coins per household.
The coin’s reverse was designed by Trevor Tennant and features an image of a polar bear traversing arctic ice. Color depictions of maple leaves recall the Canadian flag, while CANADA, 2016, FINE SILVER 9999 ARGENT PUR, and the face value of 25 DOLLARS are inscribed along the rim.
The coin features a serrated edge, measures 27 mm in diameter, and weighs 7.96 grams. The Mint’s Web site notes that the issue carries a Specimen finish.
The obverse was designed by Susanna Blunt and features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA (a Latin abbreviation for “By the Grace of God, Queen”) placed along the rim.
The 2016 $25 for $25 True North Fine Silver Coin is available for $25.00 CAD and only ships to customers in Canada and the United States. For more information on recent releases from the Royal Canadian Mint, please visit its Web site. A brief promotional video for the new issue is included below.