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Canada 2016 Majestic Animals #3 - Iconic Canadian Animals #12 - Baronial Bald Eagle $20 Pure Silver Wildlife Proof with Color WX

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Get the 3rd in the 2016 Majestic Animals program, and the twelfth overall in the Iconic Canadian Animals series, the Baronial Bald EagleThis masterwork of wildlife fine art by Canadian wildlife artist Glen Loates depicts a beautiful American Bald Eagle alighting on a bare treetop, in pure silver with proof finish and vibrant, full color!

Third in the 2016 Majestic Animals program and twelfth in this extremely popular series, Iconic Canadian Animals! Tremendous investment potential here, as well as the meticulous, traditional engraving and extraordinary applied technology for which the Royal Canadian Mint is known world-wide! Commemorate the Baronial Bald Eagle with this truly scarce, low mintage, full color proof, minted on a full one troy ounce planchet of 99.99% pure silver (the purest on the planet)! Better yet, it's an original work of art by wildlife artist Glen Loates! A true investment piece for the discriminating animal lover, bird fancier, savvy numismatic investor and/or wildlife aficionado!

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Iconic Baronial Bald Eagle Outer BoxThe bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the lord of its realm as it swiftly glides high in the skies above the forest. This superb pure silver coin pays tribute to North America’s largest bird of prey, whose hunting prowess leaves little doubt of its regal authority in the wild.

A Highly Detailed, Original Work of Art by Wildlife Artist Glen Loates!
The intricate design by Canadian artist Glen Loates depicts a powerful vignette of a majestic American bald eagle landing on a bare treetop. Viewed from the right, the bird of prey’s enormous wingspan is magnificently displayed across the silver canvas as the eagle slows its approach. Its head is curved forward, its hooked beak partially open to release a cry as it flexes its sharp talons and grips the branch that will serve as its perch. Vibrant full color captures the remarkable contrasts between the eagle’s dark brown body, the bright white feathers of its head and tail, and the vivid yellow of its eyes, beak and legs. Its gaze is intense, almost stern, which adds to the eagle’s commanding presence and the sense of its regal authority in this setting. To the left, a second intricately engraved bald eagle is perched on a separate branch of the same tree, its head turned to observe its companion’s arrival. Towering clouds and soaring mountain peaks provide a fitting majestic backdrop to this scene, easily dwarfing the trees that line the tranquil waters of the lake below.

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The Magnificent Bald Eagle
Bald_Eagle_Flying.jpg The great Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 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. Today, its range covers most of North America, from Alaska to northern Mexico. In Canada, salmon-rich British Columbia is the astonishing hunter’s 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 eagle’s 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.

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A pair of magnificent North American bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, perched on a rocky shore of a fast moving river.A bald eagle’s 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.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
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 .9999 fineness. This one troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2016 Iconic Baronial Bald Eagle Silver $20 Color Proof in Box Obverse
The intricate design by Canadian artist Glen Loates depicts a powerful vignette of a majestic American bald eagle landing on a bare treetop, rendered in exquisite detail through expert engraving and full color. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
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. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      6,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Glen Loates
Certificate Individually Numbered

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