1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8,500 (2014)

1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8,500 (2014)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8,500 (2014)

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$114.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
Canada and US only

Eagle is highlighted in selective gold plating!

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.

Our previous Bald Eagle series sold out quickly. Don't miss out, order yours today!

Special features:
  •  Your proof-quality coin is part of the Royal Canadian Mint's 2014 five-coin series of fine silver, gold, and platinum coins featuring four "day in the life" scenes of the iconic Bald Eagle.
  •  On your coin, the eagle is highlighted in selective gold plating as it lands on a perch to eat the day's catch, set against a skillfully engraved silver background.
  •  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 with selective gold-plating, is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo and features a Bald Eagle, wings extended to their full span, standing on the branch of a pine tree. The eagle is viewed in profile from its left side, the details of its impressive wings and distinctive snowy head and tail rendered in dimensional detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers and augmented with selective gold plating. In its powerful left claw, the eagle clutches a freshly caught fish. In the background, stylized clouds nod to the extreme heights at which the Bald Eagle prefers to perch and nest.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014)
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (15)
  • Displays well (13)
  • Mint condition (13)
  • Authentic (11)
  • Rare (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hobby (11)
  • Adults (9)
  • Lifetime (5)
  • Teenagers (5)
  • Memorabilia (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (12), Grandparent (8), Parent of two or more children (6), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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5.0

so beautiful

By m

from corpus christi texas

About Me Collector

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

      I found this coin to be so beautiful I had to order more.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Striking

      By MDKIT

      from Kitimat BC

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Good Contrast
      • Not Too Busy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

          excellent for my display

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I think it is a nice coin.

          By bill

          from fl.

          About Me Collector, Hedge, Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Detailed
          • Mint Condition
          • Very nice

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Collector

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

            just save it for children

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Flying High

            By iannan

            from London Ontario

            About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Hobby
              • Lifetime

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

              The gold make the eagle and his prey stand out. Your eye is drawn to the fine detail.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              3.0

              Very Nice, but could be better

              By Maximilion

              from Calgary, AB

              About Me Collector, Grandparent

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Mint Condition

              Cons

              • Background Of Eagle
              • Effigy Not Gold

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Hobby
              • Teens

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

              Disappointed about the Effigy not being gold.

              The texture behind the eagle is like..."lets just put some funny design in there to fill space". The branch is nice and I don't know if it was difficult to design but...

              Also confused about the mintage. This coin webpage says mintage:8500. The set of 5 says mintage:3000. The set of 3 says mintage:8500. That is a total mintage of 20,000 ???

              But I am very happy with the fact that I could purchase this outside the "sets" (I was not fussy about the other designs). Overall the quality is top notch.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              a splendid coin

              By gord

              from Orillia - Ontario

              About Me Collector, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Mint Condition

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hobby

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                as a collectors piece

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Spectacular coin !

                By OTIZ

                from Delta, British Columbia

                About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children, Stay at Home Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well
                • Mint Condition

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Hobby
                  • Lifetime
                  • Memorabilia
                  • Older Children

                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                  The coin has a very distinct gold to silver offset that makes the coin DISPLAY WELL !

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Very Nice

                  By Coin

                  from Ontario

                  About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                  Pros

                  • Authentic
                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well
                  • Mint Condition
                  • Rare

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults

                    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                    Perfect...

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    The best so far.

                    By The oprative.

                    from Agoura Hills, CA

                    About Me Collector, Working Parent

                    Pros

                    • Authentic
                    • Detailed
                    • Displays Well
                    • Mint Condition

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                        This is the coolest coin I've gotten from the RCM.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        "Great coin for any collection"

                        By Pietro

                        from Richmond Hill, ON

                        About Me Collector, Education Oriented

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Detailed
                        • Displays Well
                        • Mint Condition

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adults
                          • Hobby
                          • Lifetime
                          • Teens

                          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Perched Bald Eagle - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                          Beautiful display of the powerful eagle with it's catch of the day. The gold plating makes the eagle stand out against the silver background.

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                          • No

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                          Specifications

                          • No.130526
                          • Mintage8,500
                          • Compositionfine silver (99.99% pure) with selective gold plating
                          • Finishproof
                          • Weight (g) 31.39
                          • Diameter (mm) 38
                          • Edgeserrated
                          • Certificateserialized
                          • Face value20 dollars
                          • ArtistClaudio D'Angelo (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)