A Proof 2014 Baby Beaver silver $20 coin from the Royal Canadian Mint
is the first coin in a series honoring baby animals.
The reverse of the coin shows a colorful baby beaver kit gnawing
twigs with its mother (who is not colorized) along a river bank.
By wildlife artist Glen Loates, the reverse design shows the baby
beaver in three-quarter profile (facing left) as it stands poised at
the river’s edge, its flat tail partially submerged, the ripples
surrounding it showing ever so slight movement. The beaver’s teeth are
on full display as the kit gnaws a small branch. Its brown-colored fur
stands in contrast to the bright green-colored leaves of the balsam
poplar tree (Populus balsamifera) branch gripped by the kit’s
mother in the background.
The Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse.
The Proof .9999 fine silver coin was released June 3 and has a
mintage limit of 7,500 pieces.
The coin weighs 31.39 grams and measures 38 millimeters in diameter.
The RCM's issue price for the coin is $99.95 in Canadian funds.
The U.S. prices for collectors in the United States buying from the
RCM fluctuate with the exchange rate, calculated at the time of
Telephone the RCM inside the United States at 800-268-6468. In
Canada, telephone the RCM at 800-267-1871. Visit the RCM website to order.
Gatewest Coin Ltd. and Talisman Coins, official distributors for the
RCM, carry the coin at fixed prices in U.S. dollars. Gatewest offers
the coin for $86.95 U.S., and Talisman retails the coin for $89.95
U.S. Talisman also offers quantity discounts; purchases of three to
five coins are available for $86.95 each, and purchases of five or
more coins are available for $84.95 each.
To contact Gatewest, telephone the firm at 888-565-2646 or visit its
Telephone Talisman at 888-552-2646 or visit its website.