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Courageous Bald Eagle
Отважный белоголовый орлан
Presented by
Royal Canadian Mint
Nominal value
50 dollars
157,6 g
65,25 mm
Silver 999°
750 pcs
Production quality
Steve Hepburn
Royal Canadian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
Reverse: 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. 

Obverse: 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.
A brief annotation
The bald eagle is the only eagle specie found exclusively in North America. They live in Canada, but are mostly associated to the British Columbia coastline, which is represented in the aerial perspective chosen by the artist. This bird was almost eradicated by pollution in the 1960’s but is no longer considered endangered.
New issue
№ 4(65) 2023
№ 4(65) 2023
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