2013 4 $20 EAGLE COINS - PORTRAIT OF POWER - LIFELONG MATES - RETURNING FROM THE HUNT - PROTECTING HER NEST

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THIS LISTING INCLUDES ALL 4 2013 $20 FINE SILVER BALD EAGLE COINS. EACH COIN COMES IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGE INCLUDING BOX, OUTTER BOX, AND CERTIFICATE

  • PORTRAIT OF POWER
  • LIFELONG MATES
  • RETURNING FROM THE HUNT
  • PROTECTING HER NEST


Portrait of Power: The first coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new series featuring the power and beauty of the Bald Eagle—an iconic Canadian species.


Description:
This 1-ounce fine silver coin is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 38 millimetres and a metal weight of 31.39 grams.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo features a stunning profile portrait of a bald eagle head. Viewed from its left side, the striking raptor fixes the viewer with its legendary gaze, its wide eye staring powerfully below its snowy feathered brow. The intricate patterns of its white head feathers are rendered in dimensional detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers. The eagle’s sharply curved beak is open to highlight its pointed curve. The reverse image is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “20 DOLLARS.” 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.


The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Special Features:

  • The first release in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new series of 1-ounce fine silver coins featuring the iconic Bald Eagle as seen from different perspectives.
  • Celebrate the life and habits of an astonishing Canadian predator with a coin of stunning artistry.
  • Comes in a custom beauty box that includes a full-colour image of the reverse design by Canadian nature artist Claudio D’Angelo.
  • Very low mintage of only 7,500 coins means that each coin in this series is sure to be sought after by collectors.
  • Unique edge lettering of “1 OZ FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR” on a plain edge.
  • Features a beautifully engraved and frosted eagle portrait against a brilliant background.
  • A beautiful addition to any collection featuring fine artwork, natural images, native species of Canada, or Canadiana.
  • A thoughtful and valuable gift for nature lovers and art aficionados.

Product Specifications:
Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Plain with edge-lettering
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized
Artist: Claudio D’Angelo

Packaging
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box.
Finished Size: 67mm x 67mm

 

Portrait of Power
The amazing bald eagle—Haliaeetus leucocephalus—is Canada’s largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America. An apex predator with no natural enemies, the bald eagle has long been a potent symbol of vision, power, and stoicism. The adult boasts a wing span of more than 2 metres, a standing height of about 1 metre, and an average weight of up to 7 kilograms. Females are generally larger than males. The renowned raptor is noted for its distinctive dark-feathered body and white-feathered head, large golden eyes, bright yellow beak, and massive yellow claws armed with sharp, powerful talons. This long-lived bird can survive nearly 30 years in the wild and even longer in captivity. Nesting in tall trees near large bodies of water and well away from human habitation, bald eagles survive on a diet of fish, birds, invertebrates, and small mammals, but are opportunistic feeders who will also steal from other predators and eat carrion.


Dominated by a massive, sharply curved yellow beak, the adult bald eagle’s distinctive head is covered to the neck with long, smooth white feathers. The arrangement of the feathers above its large golden eyes gives the adult eagle a frowning countenance that is perhaps a factor in the bird’s symbolic associations with power. The most important attribute on this iconic head, however, is the eyes. About four times more powerful than human sight, eagles’ vision, which is full-colour, has two focal centres, allowing the bird to see both in front and behindin a single glance. The eyes remain clean and moist with the help of translucent nictitating membranes that allow the bird to “blink” without disrupting its gaze. It is this gifted vision that empowers the eagle to spot relatively small prey underwater or in grassy plains while soaring hundreds of metres in the air—despite these prey animals’ natural camouflage.


The bald eagle breathes through “naris” or nostrils on each side of its large beak. The beak itself, though impressive in size and shape, is used almost exclusively for tearing food and does not play a major role in hunting or fighting—the tasks of the bird’s massive talons. The bald eagle is not a vocal bird; its call resembles that of a gull. Its hearing, though not as keen as its sight, is about the same as that of most humans.

 

Lifelong Mates:

The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new series featuring the power and beauty of the Bald Eagle—an iconic Canadian species.

The bald eagle is Canada's largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America. An apex predator with no natural enemies, the bald eagle has long been a potent symbol of vision, power and stoicism.

This long-lived bird can survive nearly 30 years in the wild and even longer in captivity. The bald eagle does not reach reproductive maturity until its fifth year of life, at which time the eagle seeks a mate that will likely become its life partner. In some instances, mated adult eagles will seek a new partner if one of the pair leaves the region or dies, or if the pair have difficulty reproducing.

Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo and 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.

Specifications:
No: 125565
Mintage: 7500
Composition: 99.99 % fine silver
Finish: proof
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: plain with edge-lettering
Certificate: serialized
Face value: 20 dollars


Special Features:
-Your coin is the second release in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new four-part series of 1-ounce fine silver coins featuring the iconic bald eagle as seen from four different perspectives.
-Your coin celebrates the life and habits of an astonishing predator with a coin of stunning artistry.
-A variety of frostings were used on your coin to accentuate the natural features of the birds and add depth to the landscape. The matte-white eagle heads stand proud against the brilliantly polished sky, while the naturally contoured river shines softly in the valley below.
-Low mintage of only 7,500 coins, your coin is rendered in 99.99% fine silver and is GST/HST exempt

Packaging:
Your coin comes in a custom beauty box that features a full-colour image of the reverse design by Canadian nature artist Claudio D'Angelo.

 


Returning from the Hunt:

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.


Description:
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.

 

Special Features:

  • The third release in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new four-part series of 1-ounce fine silver coins featuring the iconic bald eagle as seen from four different perspectives.
  • Already launched - The Bald Eagle: Portrait of Power and The Bald Eagle: Lifelong Mates – SOLD OUT IN 2 DAYS!
  • On sale Oct. 8, 2013 - The Bald Eagle: Mother Protecting Her Eaglets
  • 4 different finishes are used to highlight this iconic bird in flight. From the naturally bright cloud to a softer matte on the head, tail, and claws, each detail of the image was carefully polished to bring this iconic figure to life.
  • Celebrate the life and habits of an astonishing Canadian predator with a coin of stunning artistry.
  • Comes in a custom beauty box that includes a full-colour image of the reverse design by Canadian nature artist Claudio D’Angelo.
  • Very low mintage of only 7,500 coins means that each coin in this series is sure to be sought after by collectors. Previous issues have sold out extremely fast!
  • A beautiful addition to any collection featuring natural images or native species of Canada.

Product Specifications:

Face Value: $20
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Plain with edge-lettering
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized 
Artist: Claudio D’Angelo

Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box.
Finished Size: 67mm x 67mm


Advertising Date: September 3, 2013

Launch Date: September 10, 2013


Complete Certificate text:

The Day’s Catch
The amazing bald eagle—Haliaeetus leucocephalus—is Canada’s largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America. An apex predator with no natural enemies, the bald eagle has long been a potent symbol of vision, power and stoicism. The adult boasts a wing span of more than 2 metres, a standing height of about 1 metre, and an average weight of up to 7 kilograms. Females are generally larger than males. The renowned raptor is noted for its distinctive dark-feathered body and white-feathered head and tail, large golden eyes, bright yellow beak and massive yellow claws armed with sharp, powerful talons. This long-lived bird can survive nearly 30 years in the wild and even longer in captivity. Nesting in tall trees normally near large bodies of water, bald eagles survive on a diet of fish, birds, invertebrates and small mammals, but are opportunistic feeders who will also steal from other predators and eat carrion.


When it comes to hunting, the bald eagle’s most important assets are its eyes, its talons, and its exceptional diving speed. Eagle vision is about six times stronger than that of humans. In addition, transparent nictitating membranes on their eyes allow eagles to “blink” without losing sight of prey for even a moment. The eagle’s claws are its key tool for hunting, nest building and more. Composed of three front toes and one back toe, all tipped with long keratinous talons, its claws are connected to tendons in the eagle’s legs and feet that allow it to clamp down on captured prey with crushing force. Once the hunter has spotted the day’s catch, it will dive at speeds in excess of 120 kilometres per hour, snatching its prey from the water or ground with lightning speed. The eagle later uses a claw to hold its catch while tearing at it with its sharp curved beak to eat.


The pillars of the bald eagle diet are fish, birds and small mammals; however, it will also scavenge, consuming carrion such as dead fish (whose white underside is particularly easy to spot from the eagle’s airborne vantage point) when available. Salmon are particularly important to winter survival of eagles which winter on the Pacific Coast. Bald eagles focus on wounded prey, but can easily take down healthy prey animals. They are also opportunists with no compunction about stealing the hard-won food of others, particularly other aquatic birds such as osprey or even aquatic mammals like otters. The eagles will relentlessly chase their smaller bird competitors until the victim’s prize is dropped, or will even snatch a fish or mouse from the talons of a smaller bird mid-flight.


In Canada, large bald eagle populations are concentrated along the Pacific Coast; however, stable smaller populations are also found across the Prairie Provinces, in Northern Ontario, on Cape Breton Island, and in Newfoundland-and-Labrador. At-risk populations are still found in Southern Ontario and New Brunswick.


Protecting the Nest:

The fourth and final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting four-coin series featuring the power and beauty of the bald eagle—an iconic Canadian species.


Description:
Enjoy a close-up view of this rare natural scene. The reverse image features a female bald eagle protecting her two young eaglets in their treetop nest. The female eagle dominates the centre of the image. Viewed from behind, her left eye turned warily to the viewer, she raises her long left wing in a protective stance. Her snowy tail feathers, dark body and distinctive head are engraved in stunning detail. The mother sits at the edge of her large nest, which is nestled among the boughs of a high treetop. The intricate weaving of twigs and branches is rendered in painstaking detail and accentuated with a combination of polishes. The head and tail of the mother as well as the delicate feathers of the baby birds, have been given a soft matte finish that stands proud against the brilliant polished background. Every detail has been considered and selectively treated to deliver the best possible finish. 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.


Special Features:

  • The fourth and final release in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new four-part series of 1-ounce fine silver coins featuring the iconic bald eagle as seen from four different perspectives.
  • Celebrate the life and habits of an astonishing Canadian predator with a coin of stunning artistry.
  • Comes in a custom beauty box that includes a full-colour image of the reverse design by Canadian nature artist Claudio D’Angelo.
  • Very low mintage of only 7,500 coins means that each coin in this series is sure to be sought after by collectors.
  • A beautiful addition to any collection featuring fine artwork, natural images, native species of Canada, or Canadiana.

Product Specifications:
Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Plain with edge-lettering
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized
Artist: Claudio D’Angelo


Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box.
Finished Size: 67mm x 67mm
Advertising Date: October 1, 2013
Launch Date: October 8, 2013


Complete Certificate text:

Fierce Protectress
The amazing bald eagle—Haliaeetus leucocephalus—is Canada’s largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America. An apex predator with no natural enemies, the bald eagle has long been a potent symbol of vision, power and stoicism. The adult boasts a wing span of more than 2 metres, a standing height of about 1 metre, and an average weight of up to 7 kilograms. Females are generally larger than males. The renowned raptor is noted for its distinctive dark-feathered body and white-feathered head and tail, large golden eyes, bright yellow beak and massive yellow claws armed with sharp, powerful talons. This long-lived bird can survive nearly 30 years in the wild and even longer in captivity. Nesting in tall trees normally near large bodies of water, bald eagles survive on a diet of fish, birds, invertebrates and small mammals, but are opportunistic feeders who will also steal from other predators and eat carrion.


The bald eagle does not reach reproductive maturity until about its fifth year of life, at which time the eagle seeks a mate that will likely become its life partner. Together, this pair will build a massive nest, usually in a tall sturdy conifer near the ocean or another large body of water, but sometimes on a cliff face or other isolated natural feature.


Eagles do not necessarily reproduce each year, but when they do, the female lays between one and three large eggs. The incubation period lasts about 35 days, with the female generally taking on the role of lead incubator but occasionally trading places with the male to hunt and feed herself. The small grey downy eaglets will not have any feathers for more than a month. For this first month, one of the adults—usually the female—is always with the eaglets to protect them, shelter them and keep them warm. The male will hunt and bring back food for

this period. Both parents take great care around their young, curling their talons under and moving carefully in the nest.


At two and a half to three months of age, the eaglets have grown considerably and now have the feathers necessary for flight. They experiment with trial flights and begin learning from their parents how to hunt, fly and feed themselves. They will moult over the next four years but will not acquire their distinctive adult colouring until they reach maturity. Once they have fledged, the juveniles stay with or near their parents for about two months. In Canada, the time from birth to leaving the nest lasts from spring to late summer. Parents may continue to help feed their offspring throughout the first fall and winter since the young eagles’ hunting skills are immature at this time. Alternatively, the young eagles may join others in communal wintering grounds, practicing together the skills necessary for survival.

In Canada, large bald eagle populations are concentrated along the Pacific Coast; however, stable smaller populations are also found across the prairie provinces, in Northern Ontario, on Cape Breton Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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