This striking $20 fine silver coin is the first issue in the Royal Canadian Mint’s new North American Sport Fish series, which features the feisty and fascinating largemouth bass. This exciting series will include four fine silver coins, as well as two premium versions struck in gold and platinum, and will feature other popular species including the Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout and Walleye.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater presents a dynamic portrait of a largemouth bass leaping from a tree-lined lake. Viewed from its right front side with its tail arching to the right, the largemouth seems to hover above the lake below. The large mouth from which it gets its common name is open wide, displaying its strong lower jaw. The fish’s shimmering scales, delicate fins and bony dorsal fin, along with the water spraying from it as it leaps, are engraved in stunning detail. In the distant background, the shore is lined in tall conifers. The fish and surroundings have been carefully accented with a variety of polishes to accentuate the scene.
A low mintage of only 6,500 makes this coin especially exclusive. The North American Sport Fish series will also include two premium versions of fish species: one gold and one platinum coin. An exciting gift for the anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in your life, this unique coin is struck in over one ounce of .9999 fine silver. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST / GST exempt.