This proof quality coin is part of the Royal Canadian Mint's 2014 five-part series featuring four "day in the life scenes" of the iconic Bald Eagle. Collect the entire series to complete the story of a day in the life of the Bald Eagle as it rests, soars, hunts and returns to its perch with the day's catch. The series captures the essence of the Bald Eagle in four scenes depicting it's most important and iconic daily tasks.
The obverse features the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina"
The reverse design by Canadian artist Derek Wicks captures the Bald Eagle up close in a manner reminiscent of ancient Roman general or god. This three-quarter profile shows the magnificent eyes and profile of this majestic bird. An eagle has such good eyesight that the phrase "eagle-eyes" is used as a standard to compare to. The pointed beak and intricately detailed feathers add a level of detail to this already beautiful depiction. At rest is not how the eagle spends most of its time, but it is the easiest way to see the eagle in all its glory. The words "Canada 2014 5 Dollars" and the artist's initials complete this coin.
Made from 9995 pure platinum. This coin not only makes a great addition to any wildlife or platinum collection, but is part of a very popular series. With a limited mintage of only 3,000 they won't last long.
This proof quality coin comes encapsulated in a maroon clamshell case with a serialized certificate.
|Susanna Blunt (obverse), Derek Wicks (reverse)|
|The words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina" and the Susanna Blunt Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
|A three-quarter profile of a bald eagle's Head as seen from its left and the words "Canada 2014 5 Dollars" and the artist's initials|
|16.0 x 16.0 x 0.9|
|Royal Canadian Mint|