These coins celebrate one of Canada's national animals, the hard-working beaver.
This 20-Dollar coin is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 38 millimetres and a metal weight of 1 ounce.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates features an adult beaver felling a tree. Occupying the centre of the image, a large beaver stands amid the leaves and grasses lining the bank of a waterway, hard at work chewing the trunk of a tree with its sharp incisors. The beaver stands on its webbed back paws, counterbalanced by its large flat tail, holding the tree trunk with its sharp-clawed dextrous front paws. The beaver is presented in profile, its small left ear and eye, snubbed black nose, sharp teeth, and oily waterproof fur rendered in fine detail. In the background, backed by dense forest, one of the beaver's wooden structures rises from the middle of a small lake.
The image occupies the entire reverse field and is engraved with the word 'CANADA,' the date '2013,' and the face value of '20 DOLLARS.' The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 123784
Face Value: 20 dollars
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
-Engraved in exquisite detail to celebrate one of Canada's most important national icons and one of the country's two national animals.
-A great gift and collectible to celebrate Canada's natural wonders, Canadian fauna, and the country's unique iconography.
-A prestigious addition to any collection focused around nature or Canadiana.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black beauty box.