Everyone loves this American Bald Eagle. Fractional Proof Set, with a mintage limit of just 7,500! How awesome is this – a 4-Coin Proof Set tribute to the American Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States? Why can’t the United States Mint come up with something this patriotic and desirable to say nothing of rare – the total mintage limit is only 7,500! Designed by award-winning Canadian wildlife artist Derek C. Wicks, each of the four beauties in this fractional proof set depicts a profile portrait of the noble American Bald Eagle. The apex predator that gives us the term “eagle eyed”. Minted in the purest silver. On the planet, the four coins are: 2 Dollars – 1/10 Troy Ounce Pure Silver 3 Dollars – 1/4 Troy Ounce Pure Silver 4 Dollars – 1/2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver 5 Dollars – 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver We know this set will be popular, so here’s an exclusive opportunity for the savvy investor! A word to the wise – get this one while the gettin’s still good! Pure Silver Bald Eagle 4-Coin Fractional Pure Silver Proof Set – Mintage 7,500. An Original Work of Art. The design, created by award-winning Canadian wildlife. Wicks, who was twice named the National Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited, is an original work of art. A noble bald eagle. Surveys his domain, ever in search of a tasty salmon or elusive rabbit on which to dine. Each coin features a beautifully engraved and white-frosted cameo eagle portrait against a brilliant, mirrored background. So detailed is the engraving that the individual barbs and veins on each of the eagle’s feathers can be seen! The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a. These fractional silver coins are 99.99% pure! The Magnificent Bald Eagle. The great Bald Eagle. Is a native North American bird of prey whose battle back from the brink of extinction in some areas in the 1970s, is a species success story. In Canada, salmon-rich British Columbia is the astonishing hunters stronghold! However, this magnificent bird breeds in all provinces and territories. Its populations are regularly monitored by wilderness authorities. Most people realize that (despite its name) the bald eagle. Is not actually bald. The term bald may come from an outmoded usage meaning white, or from the term piebald, which means patchy. The bald eagles head and tail are covered in bright white feathers and the remainder of its body is dark brown. It has a sharp hooked beak and large feet tipped with long, razor-like talons and small spicules (spikes) that make it an exceptional hunter. Eagles are renowned for their amazing vision, which allows them to see up to seven times farther than humans. Their swiftness is also notable and they can reach especially high speeds when diving. They consume small mammals, snakes, other birds, and carrion. A bald eagles nesting spot of choice is a large tree near an isolated, well-stocked body of water. Their nests are among the largest in the world, spanning over ten feet (three meters) and weighing up to a ton, and host two eaglets per breeding cycle. Bald eagles are believed to mate for life. Their mating dance is a sight to behold, as prospective partners take turns trying to impress one another with complicated aerial maneuvers that include cartwheels, talon-locking, and more. Coastal eagles in more moderate climates tend to stay in the same territory year round; otherwise, eagles will migrate to coastal or southern wintering grounds. An apex predator exclusive to North America with no obvious natural enemies, the bald eagle. Population today seems to remain stable throughout most of its range. Ultra-low mintage, an unique wildlife design by an award-winning artist, cameo frosted proof finish, four pure silver fractional coins, all presented in an handsome, solid wood Canadian Maple presentation case. What more do we have to say? ! ? The legend 9999 FINE SILVER guarantees the purity, while the weight of each coin in troy ounces of pure silver is also indicated. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”) also appears. The date and denomination are also indicated. The coins are encapsulated inside a handsome solid wood, Canadian Maple presentation case, lined with black velvet. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. 9999 Fine (Pure) Silver. The item “Canada 2015 American Bald Eagle 4 Coin Fractional Silver Proof Set in Wood Box” is in sale since Thursday, May 28, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada