1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Bald Eagle With Fish - Mintage: 8,500 (2014)
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A day in the life of the Bald Eagle is filled with activity from dusk until dawn and beyond. From the moment it awakens, the eagle is at work—tending to its nest, soaring high, hunting, feeding its young, and taking pause to eat and rest. Now, while he is at rest, let's take a moment to study this apex hunter's fearsome countenance.
Dominated by a massive, sharply curved yellow beak, the adult eagle's distinctive head is covered to the neck with long, smooth white feathers. The arrangement of the feathers above its large golden eyes gives the adult eagle a frowning appearance that is perhaps a factor in the bird's symbolic associations with power. The most important attribute on this iconic head, however, is the eyes. It is this gifted vision that empowers the eagle to spot relatively small prey underwater or in grassy plains while soaring hundreds of metres in the air—despite these prey animals' natural camouflage.
• The amazing Bald Eagle—Haliaeetus leucocephalus—is Canada's largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America.
• An eagle's vision is about four times more powerful than that of humans.
• Eagles see in full colour.
• Eagle eyes have two focal centres, allowing the bird to see both in front and behind in a single glance.
• Translucent nictitating membranes allow an eagle to "blink" without disrupting its gaze.
• Females are generally larger than males.
• This long-lived bird can survive nearly 30 years in the wild and even longer in captivity.
• Bald Eagles nest across much of Canada, from Yukon eastward to Newfoundland. They are most common along the Pacific coast, but concentrations also occur in the prairie provinces, northwestern Ontario, parts of Quebec, and on Cape Breton Island.
• Bald Eagles are protected in Canada and the United States.
The Bald Eagle breathes through "naris" or nostrils on each side of its large beak. The beak itself, though impressive in size and shape, is used almost exclusively for tearing food and does not play a major role in hunting or fighting—the tasks of the bird's massive talons.
An apex predator with no natural enemies as an adult, the Bald Eagle has long been a potent symbol of vision, power, and stoicism. The adult boasts a wing span of more than 2 metres, a standing height of about 1 metre, and an average weight of up to 7 kilograms. Nesting in tall trees near large bodies of water and well away from human habitation, Bald Eagles survive on a diet of fish, birds, invertebrates, and small mammals, but are opportunistic feeders who will also steal from other predators and eat carrion.
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• Your proof-quality coin is part of our 2014 five-part series of fine silver, gold, and platinum coins featuring four "day in the life" scenes of the iconic Bald Eagle.
• The highly detailed reverse design beautifully conveys the energy and speed of the Bald Eagle as it snatches a salmon from the water.
• Against a brilliantly mirrored sky, the eagle has been carefully frosted to a soft matte finish.
• Collect the entire series to complete the story of a day in the life of the great Bald Eagle as it rests, soars, hunts, and returns to its perch with the day's food.
• Your coin is certified 99.99% pure silver, is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.
Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo your coin features a Bald Eagle just having caught a fish. In the lower left side of the image, the water splashes high as the eagle wrenches the fish from its watery home. The eagle dominates the image, its stunning wings spread wide as it is viewed in full-body profile from its right side. Here we see the Bald Eagle's characteristic dark body and wings, white head and tail, and powerful legs and talons. In the distant background, a rocky point dotted with sparse conifers reaches out into the water, showcasing the Bald Eagle's preference for isolated waterside habitats.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.
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