2016 $20 Majestic Animals II: The Baronial Bald Eagle - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932074422

RCM Number:
151780
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Description

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the lord of its realm as it swiftly glides high in the skies above the forest. This superb fine silver coin pays tribute to CanadaÕs largest bird of prey, whose hunting and scavenging ways leave little doubt of its regal authority in the wild. Third coin issued in 2016 as part of the continuing Majestic Animal series, which celebrates CanadaÕs most distinctive and iconic animal species.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates features a powerful and highly intricate depiction of a majestic bald eagle landing on a bare treetop. Viewed from the right, the bird of preyÕs enormous wingspan is magnificently displayed as the eagle slows its approach. Its head is curved forward, its hooked beak partially open to release a cry as it flexes its sharp talons and grips the branch that will serve as its perch. Selective colour captures the remarkable contrasts between the eagleÕs dark brown body, the bright white feathers of its head and tail, and the vivid yellow of its eyes, beak and legs. Its gaze is intense, almost stern, which adds to the eagleÕs commanding presence and the sense of its regal authority in this setting. To the left, an intricately engraved bald eagle is perched on a separate branch of the same tree, its head turned to observe its companionÕs arrival. Towering clouds and soaring mountain peaks provide a fitting majestic backdrop to this scene, easily dwarfing the trees that line the tranquil waters of the lake below.

Outstanding wildlife art that makes an unforgettable gift for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Bald Eagle
Artist: Glen Loates
Finish: Proof
Series: Majestic Animals II
Quantity Produced: 6500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife


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