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Canada 2018 Magnificent Bald Eagles Family Convocation $15 One Troy Ounce Pure Silver Wildlife Proof WX L04

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Bold. Powerful. Magnificent. A family of North America's largest bird of prey is superbly engraved on this masterwork of wildlife fine art by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, struck in pure silver with a cameo proof finish!

Bold. Powerful. Magnificent. Our largest bird of prey, the bald eagle, has a commanding presence wherever it appears, whether in solitary flight or perched in the tallest trees. This classic wildlife is imbued with a sense of reverence for this imposing hunter and spiritual animal, which has long symbolized power and wisdom in the wild.

Get this truly scarce, low mintage, frosted cameo proof, minted on a full one troy ounce planchet of 99.99% pure silver (the purest on the planet)! Even better, it's an original work of art by wildlife artist Tony Bianco! A true investment piece for the discriminating animal lover, bird fancier, savvy numismatic investor and/or wildlife aficionado!

Extremely low mintage of just 5,500 - get it quick!

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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.The bald eagle 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 Tony Bianco!
The intricate design by Canadian wildlife artist Tony Bianco offers a life-like representation of a convocation or family of American bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at their communal roost site. A profile view allows for a close examination of the eagle’s distinctive features and famous plumage, with all three raptors fixing their piercing gazes on something that lies just beyond the rim. In a show of authority, two of the stately birds have turned their heads to glare at the intruder, while the sharp, hooked beak of the uppermost eagle is open to indicate that a high-pitched warning has been issued. Simply majestic!

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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 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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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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Obverse
The intricate design by Canadian wildlife artist Tony Bianco offers a life-like representation of a convocation or family of American bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at their communal roost site. The date is 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. The denomination is also indicated.

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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 black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 15 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      5,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Tony Bianco
Certificate Individually Numbered




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