Designed by Susanna Blunt in 2003, the obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include Her Majesty’s name and the coin’s denomination.
Designed by Steve Hepburn, the reverse features a Snow Falcon mid-flight. The shape of a falcon’s wings allow these great birds to fly at high speeds. Unlike hawks and eagles, falcons kill prey with their beaks instead of talons. Inscriptions include the year of issue, along with the coin’s weight and purity. Additionally, you’ll notice the RCM’s anti-counterfeiting feature–a maple leaf-shaped privy mark with a micro-engraved year of issue inside.
The Silver Snow Falcon is the fourth release in a series of RCM 1.5 oz silver coins featuring wildlife of the Canadian arctic. It follows designs featuring an arctic fox, a polar bear, and a polar bear with a cub. The coins have the same diameter as standard issue RCM silver coins, but they are 50 percent thicker to accommodate the extra metal content.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint originally processed precious metals discovered in the Yukon Territories. The nation’s own minting capacity was the first step toward Canadian independence.
Individual Silver Snow Falcon coins ship in plastic flips. Multiples of 15 ship in plastic tubes and multiples of 300 ship in a monster box.
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