Two bald eagles form a striking pair on this fine silver coin, which combines classic engraving with strong visual imagery. At once graceful and formidable, the bald eagle is easily one of the most visually striking birds. Its dignified appearance, whether in flight or at rest, never fails to inspire awe-as it does in this 2 oz.
99.99% pure silver portrait. Generously sized (50 mm) to allow ample details, the coin's reverse captures a picture-perfect moment in the wild and shows a bald eagle pair mere seconds after landing on a pine bough. Features two birds on one coin that captures a picture-perfect moment. #### COIN HIGHLIGHTS An inspiring portrait. The follow-up to 2022's The Mighty Bison, your coin's reverse captures a rare moment in the wild, where the sight of not one but two bald eagles evokes a sense of awe and admiration.
99.99% fine silver coin features a classic design style and a wealth of classically engraved details that reward repeat viewings. Your coin is crafted in 2 oz. Of 99.99% pure silver and features a 50 mm diameter that provides ample space for finely engraved details. Only 4,500 coins are available to collectors worldwide.A great addition to any silver or wildlife-themed collection! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. #### Packaging Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. #### A strong, compelling design Features a strong, balanced visual concept that implies a circular motion through the positioning of the eagles, while the curved tree branch helps to ground the design.
#### A mix of frostings Multiple frostings add a sense of depth and create a striking contrast between the different design elements, resulting in a more realistic portrait of a bald eagle pair. Despite its name, a bald eagle isn't bald at all-its head is covered in white feathers. The "bald" part of its name comes from "piebald, " which derives from the Latin word pica ("magpie") and the old English word "bald, " meaning marked with white.
The bald eagle is the only eagle that is exclusively found in North America. In Canada, most of our bald eagles reside along the coast of British Columbia-they primarily eat fish so they tend to live near bodies of water-but you'll also find populations in boreal forests across the country.Designed by Canadian wildlife artist Claudio D'Angelo, your coin's reverse features a portrait of two bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) on a pine bough. These majestic raptors are positioned in a way that best showcases their features and also implies motion, with the perched eagle holding its wings outward while gazing at its companion, while the newly landed eagle tries to secure its grip. The obverse features a field pattern and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign. #### ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world.
Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.