Royal Canadian Mint's new collector coin series honors ‘day in the life’ of American bald eagle

Five silver, gold, platinum coins launched May 6
By , Coin World
Published : 05/08/14
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The American bald eagle soars on five new collector coins from Canada.

Coins in the “Day in the life” series show various scenes of the North American bird of prey. Three Proof .9999 fine silver $20 coins were designed by nature artist Claudio D’Angelo, and are joined by a Proof .9999 fine gold $5 piece and a Proof .9995 fine platinum $5 coin, each sharing a design by wildlife artist Derek Wicks.

The reverse of the Bald Eagle $20 coin shows the “energy and speed of the eagle as it snatches a salmon from the water,” according to the RCM.

The Soaring Eagle $20 coin shows an eagle in full color, soaring against a coastal landscape, just as the bird turns to prepare for a dive and revealing the raptor’s underside.

The Perched Bald Eagle $20 coin features selective gold plating on the eagle as it lands on a pine perch to eat the day's catch held in its powerful left claw.

The tenth-ounce gold and platinum $5 coin share the same reverse design, a three-quarter profile portrait of the bald eagle.

The obverse of each coin depicts the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

The silver coins each weigh 31.39 grams, measures 38 millimeters in diameter and have a mintage limit of 8,500 pieces.

The Bald Eagle coin is issued at $89.95 Canadian, and the Soaring Eagle coin is priced at $99.95 Canadian. The Perched Bald Eagle coin's price is $114.95 Canadian.

Both the gold and platinum coins weigh 3.13 grams, measure 16 millimeters in diameter and have mintage limits of 3,000 pieces.

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