Hearts will soar at the sight of this exquisite $50 fine silver coin honouring one of the most awe-inspiring icons of the Canadian wilderness—the bald eagle. Throughout the ages, people have been captivated by the eagle’s ability to soar at great heights, and this coin takes you to new heights for a unique bird’s eye view. Far below, the clear waters of BC’s Sunshine Coast shimmer with subtle realism, while every feather in the eagle’s wings can be distinguished as they twist and flex to ride the wind. This coin is a masterpiece of minting that demonstrates the results that can be achieved through the pure application of traditional engraving. Mintage is extremely limited to only 750 pieces. HST/GST exempt.
A bald eagle soars high above the coast in this dramatic design by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn. The eagle’s wings are outstretched with power and confidence, every feather depicted in magnificent detail. Its flight feathers sweep across the lower portion of the coin, drawing the eye in, over the eagle’s shoulder to its intensely focused profile and the shimmering water below. The viewer gets the sense they are soaring alongside this magnificent raptor with a privileged view of the coastline and mountains in the distance.
A unique water design flows across the coin and around the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth by Susanna Blunt with “ELIZABETH II D.G. REGINA” and “2020” engraved along the edge of the coin.