The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new four-coin series featuring the power and beauty of the bald eagle—an iconic Canadian species. The reverse image features a majestic bald eagle, with wings extended to the full span, about to land on the branch of a pine tree. In its powerful left claw, the eagle clutches a freshly caught fish. Its right claw is fully extended to grasp the branch. The eagle is viewed in profile from its left side, the details of its impressive wings, distinctive snowy head and tail rendered in fine detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers and accented with multiple finishes. The frosted head and tail contrast the darker feathers on the body and wings, and define the iconic eagle silhouette against the mirror polished background. The tree and fish have also been given a softer finish that brings the tree forward and adds depth to the overall design.
This coin also features unique edge lettering, with the words “FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR 1 OZ” engraved around the edge of the coin.