2013 $50 The Beaver - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932045859

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Country: Canada
Year: 2013

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This 2013 $50 pure silver coin  is the first large proof silver beaver coin ever produced in Canada, weighing 5 ounces of pure silver.  With a beautiful and popular design, mintage is limited to just 1,500. HST/GST exempt.


The Design: 

The coin features a portrait of a beaver family, its members immersed in the work of felling trees for their dam, lodge, and food cache. On the left side of the image, a large beaver stands upright, hard at work chewing the trunk of a birch tree with its sharp incisors. Wood shavings cover the ground beneath the beaver’s feet and around the base of the tree. The beaver itself stands on its back paws, counterbalanced by its large flat tail, holding the tree trunk with its dexterous front claws. Its small ears, eyes, and nose—which can seal themselves under water—are rendered in fine detail. On the right side of the image, behind and to the side of the upright beaver, another adult beaver and small kit work on either side of a felled log, trimming away bark and preparing the log for use. On the extreme left of the image, the base of this felled tree is visible. The background of the image reveals a large pond backed by mountainous forest. The beavers’ food cache emerges from the centre of the pond.

The image occupies the entire reverse field and is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “50 DOLLARS.” The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  The coin is double struck with a selective proof cameo finish.  The obverse field is a new finish just introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint, featuring a subtle stippled finish. 


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2013

Diameter: 65mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 157.6 grams
Bullion Weight: 5.067 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Beaver Family
Finish: Proof
Series: The Beaver
Quantity Produced: 1500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Celebrating one of Canada's national animals, the beaver

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