These coins celebrate one of Canada's national animals, the beaver.
This 50-Dollar coin is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 65 millimetres and a metal weight of 5 ounces.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra features a portrait of a beaver family, its members immersed in the work of felling trees for their dam, lodge, and food cache. On the left side of the image, a large beaver stands upright, hard at work chewing the trunk of a birch tree with its sharp incisors. Wood shavings cover the ground beneath the beaver's feet and around the base of the tree. The beaver itself stands on its back paws, counterbalanced by its large flat tail, holding the tree trunk with its dextrous front claws. Its small ears, eyes, and nose-which can seal themselves under water-are rendered in fine detail. On the right side of the image, behind and to the side of the upright beaver, another adult beaver and small kit work on either side of a felled log, trimming away bark and preparing the log for use. On the extreme left of the image, the base of this felled tree is visible. The background of the image reveals a large pond backed by mountainous forest. The beavers' food cache emerges from the centre of the pond.
The image occupies the entire reverse field and is engraved with the word 'CANADA,' the date '2013,' and the face value of '50 DOLLARS.' The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 123791
Face Value: 50 dollars
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65
- Engraved in exquisite detail to celebrate one of Canada's most important national icons and one of the country's two national animals.
- Highly affordable iconic silver 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.