Introduced in 2011, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Canadian Wildlife Silver bullion coin series has become a perennial market favourite. This series is dedicated to the abundant wildlife of Canada and features a total of six different Canadian wildlife species on unique ,finely crafted bullion coins, struck of the same pure silver as the Mint’s world-famous Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins; the series was released by the Mint over a three-year period. Each coin in the programme is struck at the Royal Canadian Mint’s Ottawa facility.
The 1 oz.Canadian Wildlife Silver Bullion Coin weighs 31.11 grams of 99.99% pure silver, it is 38.05 mm in diameter, 3.1 mm thick, it has a reeded edge, and a face value of CAD $5, all specifications guaranteed by the Canadian Government.
The obverse side of all coins features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created in 2003 by Canadian portrait artist Susanna Blunt. You will find inscribed the name of the queen, the face value of the coin and the year of issue.
The six animal designs used on the reverse of each coin are of the Canadian Timberwolf, Grizzly bear, Cougar and Moose (engraved by designer and senior mint engraver William Woodruff), the Pronghorn Antelope and Wood Bison (engraved by Emily Damstra). Reverse inscriptions on each coin include CANADA and .9999 FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR.
The delightful reverse side images could almost be considered iconic of the creatures you would find in the country.
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The 2011 Canadian Wolf Silver bullion coin features a design showcasing the wolf standing on a snowy landscape with a full moon in the sky behind it. The 2011 Canadian Grizzly Silver bullion coin depicts the bear on all fours standing near a lake or river. The bear is shown as if in mid-roar. The 2012 Canadian Cougar Silver bullion coin portrays the Canadian cougar with its front paws grasped on a fallen tree limb, showing its large teeth with an open mouth.
The 2012 Canadian Moose Silver bullion coin portrays the Canadian moose in its natural environment. The 2013 Canadian Pronghorn Antelope Silver bullion coin displays an image of the animal walking in a field of grass. The last coin of the series, the 2013 Canadian Wood Bison Silver bullion coin shows a Wood bison galloping in a vivid display of strength and endurance.
Although the Canadian Wildlife silver bullion coins are designed for investors and sell at a low premium, the limited mintage of only 1,000,000 coins per design has many collectors interested in them. It is important to note that the Royal Canadian Mint only sells bullion in large volumes to a global network of bullion distributors who have the required infrastructure to sell and buy back bullion on a daily basis, and at real-time market prices. Consequently, the Mint’s network of bullion dealers have been known to request the entire mintage of the bullion pieces before they are even introduced to the public by the Mint.
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