The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new four-coin series featuring the power and beauty of the bald eagle.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo features a pair of bald eagles perched majestically on a rocky shoreline, surveying their territory. One of the pair sits at the centre of the image, gazing sternly at the viewer with its left eye, its face and seated body viewed in three-quarter profile. Slightly behind this eagle and to the left sits its mate, its back turned to the viewer and its open-mouthed profile viewed from the left side. Behind them, a large river flows across the width of the central ground, with a long finger of land jutting out into the water from the right side of the image. In the far background, a dense coniferous forest rises in the foothills of distant mountains, whose jagged white peaks are visible on the horizon. This coin also features unique edge lettering, with the words “1 OZ FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR” engraved around the edge of the coin.