Canadian Platinum Bald Eagle
- Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
- Purity: 999.5 platinum
- The Platinum Bald Eagle is designed by Emily Damstra
Not only is the bald eagle the official national bird, animal and emblem of the U.S, but its range reaches the vast wilderness of Canada and it’s one of the birds incorporated in the Royal Canadian Mint. Original birds of Prey coins debuted from the Canadian Mint in 2014 and featured the Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, and the Great Horned Owl. The series ran through to 2015. The designer of the Canadian Platinum Bald Eagle, Emily Damstra had previously made waves with her stunning Wildlife of Canada series that featured on the final two coins in that series both of which appeared in 2013 ahead of the Birds of Prey Series.
The Canadian Platinum Bald Eagle is struck in 99.95 percent platinum and is part of the Mints 2015 five-coin series that feature the four seasons of the bird’s daily life. This is the country’s largest bird of prey and symbolizes speed, strength, and power. Some cultures consider the bird sacred and holy and a link between man and the gods.
The obverse face of the Canadian Platinum Bald Eagle coin bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II in a right profile, designed by Susanna Blunt, and has been in use since 2003 on Canadian coins. On the reverse side of the coin appears the bald eagle as it swoops down to snatch fish from the water. The bald eagle can be found in the U.S, northern Mexico, Alaska, and Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Canada and was opened in Ottawa in 1908.
Royal Canadian Mint
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1 Troy oz
99.95% pure platinum