The Royal Canadian Mint launched its new one ounce silver Bald Eagle coins on Tuesday to celebrate its Birds of Prey series. Struck with a 99.99 per cent purity and high numismatic appeal, the brilliant proof finish coins are expected to be extremely popular with collectors – but with issues limited to just 7,500 you will have to be quick if you want to get your hands on of these exceptional coins.
The Birds of Prey series is a new initiative of special edition coins celebrating the world’s best airborne predators. Only four coins of the set will be minted, two in 2014 and another two in 2015.
The stunning design of the silver collectibles is dominated by the Bald Eagle with outspread wings clutching a fish it has just plucked from the water. Back in full flight, we see the bird’s charismatic frame and powerful talons in action. The life-like illustration was realised by Canadian natural science artists Emily Damstra.
The obverse side of the coins feature the familiar effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by Susanna Blunt. The coin is also engraved with the year and country of origin together with the .9999 silver content, the 1 oz weight and the words ARGENT PUR meaning pure silver in French. The coins 31.39 grams and has a diameter of 38 mm.
The Bird of Prey Series
Canada’s Bird of Prey series is a follow-on from the successful wildlife series and debuted earlier this year with the launch of the Peregrine Falcon. The Canadian Mint recently announced that the one million mintage of the Peregrine Falcon is almost sold out and the Bald Eagle is expected to sell even quicker now news of the coin series is out in the public conscious.
CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, Marc Brûlé, says the Bald Eagle Bullion Coin has “appeal and relevance transcends borders.” The Bald Eagle is such a ferocious predator it has no natural enemies and is honoured as a potent symbol of vision, power, and stoicism. With a natural habitat in large trees near bodies of water the birds survive on a diet of fish, birds and invertebrates and will also steal from other predators.
The 2014 Bald Eagle silver one ounce coins are the second in a four coin series that will be manufactured biannually in 2014 and 2015. Using the latest minting techniques the finely crafted bullion are an attractive acquisition for collectors and first-time buyers of precious metals.
With a starting price of just €17.92 with CoinInvest GmbH, the silver Bald Eagle represents an excellent investment opportunity and makes an ideal and affordable gift. It should be noted that prices will change on a daily basis in accordance with silver spot prices, together with a small premium for administration and delivery.
Silver coins in general are a valuable asset for any investment portfolio, but the Birds of Prey collection offer numismatic appeal that will increase the value in years to come. To make sure you don’t miss out, get in touch with CoinInvest today.