Canadian Wildlife Silver Coins
The Royal Canadian Mint's Canadian Wildlife series of silver coins is one of its most successful to date. The six-coin collection launched in 2011 and celebrates the iconic animals that roam the Canadian wilderness. Each coin is struck from one troy ounce of .9999 pure silver and is legal currency with a face value of $5 (CAN). These exceptional silver coins are an excellent investment as well as exciting additions to any collection.
Beautifully detailed reverse designs feature creatures that have come to symbolise Canada. These include the Timber Wolf, the Grizzly Bear, the Cougar, the Moose, the Longhorn Antelope and the Bison. The obverse of each coin carries a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. See the entire Canadian Wildlife Silver coin series in more detail at StoneX Bullion - be sure to look for special editions like the 2016 Canadian Bison 1.25 oz coin and the 2017 Zentangle® Art Great Grey Wolf silver coin.
Canadian Wildlife Bullion Coins: Iconic Collection from the Royal Canadian Mint
The Canadian Wildlife silver bullion coin collection features six coins bearing iconic animals that are native to Canada. Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, one of the finest refineries in the world, these iconic coins are minted to the highest precision and contain .9999 pure silver content. The wildlife series has proven to be immensely popular with enthusiasts and with only a million of each coin in circulation are highly sought after assets. Investors in silver Canadian Wildlife coins can expect a great return on their investment, but in the meantime admire the beauty and precision engineering of one of the most attractive box sets on the bullion market.
Buying Canadian Wildlife coins
You can buy the Canadian Wildlife silver collection from the StoneX Bullion online store for excellent prices. And buying the coins could not be easier. Simply click on the image above to take you through to the product description page and add to your basket by clicking on the orange strip in the volume pricing table. Please note that the figure denoted on the coins is in Canadian dollars (CAD) and does not reflect the actual value of the bullion. The price of the coins is calculated using the latest spot prices plus a small premium and is much more valuable than the face value. The weight is represented in troy ounces weighs exactly 31.1034768 grams.
Canadian Wildlife Silver Coins: A prized collection amongst bullion enthusiasts
The Royal Canadian Mint first introduced the iconic Wildlife Silver Series in 2011 to celebrate native animals that are synonymous with the country’s heritage. The collection features six coins in all and were been minted biannually between 2011 and 2013. Only 1 million of each coin was produced for circulation, but it is the exquisite beauty of their designs that make them true collectible items. The collection includes, the Timber Wolf and the Grizzly which were manufactured in 2011, the Cougar and Moose from 2012 and the finally the Pronghorn Antelope followed by the Wood Bison in 2013. Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint who has overseen the production of the Wildlife Series describes the coins as "a majestic example of Canada's abundant wildlife, as well as a great conservation success story.” The coins were received with such enthusiasm for the Wildlife selection that the Royal Canadian Mint has followed up the collection with a Canadian Arctic series which was launched in 2013 followed by the Birds of Prey series in 2014. A gold series was also launched in 2014 starting with the howling wolf.
Canadian Wildlife Silver Coin Description
Each of the silver coins in the wildlife series feature unique designs by three different illustrators.
On the obverse of all the coins is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain designed by Canadian artist, Susan Blunt. The obverse side of the coins also denote the face value of the coins and the year of issue.
However, it is the reverse of the coins that owners truly appreciate and give the coins there distinction. As the series title suggest, each coin features a wild animal native to Canada and that is symbolic of the country. The first four coins, namely the Timber Wolf, Grizzly, Cougar and Moose were designed by William Woodruff, the Senior Engraver for the Royal Canadian Mint. The two coins produced in 2013, the Longhorn Antelope and Wood Bison, were realised by Canadian natural science illustrator, Emily S. Damastra.The reverse face also give more details about the coins. The words etched in capitals inform buyers that the coin is legal tender in Canada and is made of pure silver – ARGENT PUR. The number .9999 and 1 oz., denote the weight of the coin in troy ounces thus 31.1 grams, and that it contains has a .9999 fineness, thus made from 99.99 per cent pure silver. The coins have a diameter of 38mm and a thickness of 3.29mm.
The production of the Wildlife coins
The Canadian Wildlife series were struck at the Royal Canadian Mint’s (RCM) Ottawa branch, one of three in the country along with Winnipeg and Vancouver. The RCM is one of the most advanced high-tech plants in the world and uses the latest technologies to produce bullion. The institute prides itself as an innovators in the production of bullion products and produces over a billion circulation coins every year. Although the RCM was initially established in 1911, the refinery did not produce its first bullion gold until 1979, and investors have been guaranteed excellent quality that meets world bullion standards ever since.
The Wildlife Series are among the best silver bullion products manufactured by the mint and set new standards in collectible coin sets. Furthermore, the limited number of wildlife coins produced make them rare items and as such are highly sought after assets making them ideal investment for gifts, savings or retirement funds.
Royal Canadian Mint Quality Assurance
The Royal Mint has been a pioneer in bullion production since 1979 and has a long-standing reputation of producing bullion that is impossible to copy. Investors in silver bullion wildlife series coins can therefore be assured of receiving genuine bullion products containing 99.99 per cent pure silver. Although the RCM does not sell bullion directly to the public they are sourced to reputable bullion dealers that have a longstanding history with the Canadian institute. In 2013, the RCM improved the security of the products by including a laser-treated optical feature with an intricate micro-engraved design. This latest technique means that coins cannot be fraudulently copied without being easily detected by dealers.
Selling Canadian Wildlife coins
If you have any silver Canadian Wildlife series coins for sale, StoneX Bullion would like to hear from you. As leading bullion dealers, we are always eager to learn of spare coins for sale in order to keep our stocks replenished. We promise to offer highly competitive prices based on the current market value which is calculated using the latest spot prices. To sell your wildlife coins, contact a member of our friendly sales team who will be happy to prepare a fixed-fee offer on your behalf. We will then confirm the offer by email with a limited period in which you can accept the offer for the same price.