The beaver is one of Canada’s most beloved and iconic animals, one that is forever tied to Canada’s early history. Known for its persistence, resourcefulness and hard work, the beaver has endeared itself to Canadians. Now, the Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to this industrious animal and its admirable qualities with this selectively coloured coin
Item Number: 130637
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: John Mardon
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Engraved in exquisite detail, this 99.99% pure silver coin celebrates one of Canada's most important national icons: the beaver.
- The use of selective colouring enhances the reverse design’s finely detailed engraving and exemplifies the Royal Canadian Mint’s internationally renowned melding of minting and artistry.
- Mintage is limited to 7,500 worldwide.
- A striking addition to any Canadiana- or nature-themed collection.
The reverse design by Canadian artist John Mardon depicts a beaver (Castor canadensis) in its natural environment. The beaver’s brown-coloured fur can be seen in greater detail thanks to the use of selective colouring , which showcases the subtle variations in the fur’s hue. Its famously flat, almost paddle-like tail is partially submerged beneath the blue lake water as the beaver stands on the coarse shoreline upon its webbed hind paws. At the water’s edge, the beaver is busily using its razor-sharp incisors to cut down a tree. And yet, had the beaver remained hidden underwater, the many gnawed tree stumps that dot the engraved landscape in the background would serve as proof of the animal’s presence in the area.