Wildlife Coin & Stamps Sets. The Royal Canadian Mint really goofed on this one! This was already a phenomenally popular release - the tiny mintage of 7,500.
But this one single coin is missing its edge lettering. NO EDGE LETTERS ARE PRESENT! Snap this one up and own an unique piece of numismatic history - and a phenomenal investment! This is the very first in the new American Bald Eagle Series.
Which will highlight the national bird of the United States of America from four different perspectives (please see below for more details on this program)! A stunning profile vignette of this noble bird. Each one troy ounce, pure silver. Frosted cameo proof in this new series features unique edge letteringOR AT LEAST THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO!
A Highly Detailed, Original Work of Art! The design by Canadian artist Claudio DAngelo features a stunning profile portrait of a bald eagle. 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 eagles sharply curved beak is open to highlight its curved, pointed hook.
This coin was also supposed to feature unique edge lettering, with the words 1 OZ FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR engraved around the edge of the coinBUT ON THIS PARTICULAR COIN, THE EDGE LETTERING IS MISSING! Is a native North American bird of prey whose battle back from the brink of extinction in some areas in the 1970s, is a species success story. In Canada, salmon-rich British Columbia is the astonishing hunters stronghold! However, this magnificent bird breeds in all provinces and territories. Its populations are regularly monitored by wilderness authorities.Most people realize that (despite its name) the bald eagle. The term bald may come from an outmoded usage meaning white, or from the term piebald, which means patchy. The bald eagles head and tail are covered in bright white feathers and the remainder of its body is dark brown. It has a sharp hooked beak and large feet tipped with long, razor-like talons and small spicules (spikes) that make it an exceptional hunter. Eagles are renowned for their amazing vision, which allows them to see up to seven times farther than humans. Their swiftness is also notable and they can reach especially high speeds when diving. They consume small mammals, snakes, other birds, and carrion. A bald eagles nesting spot of choice is a large tree near an isolated, well-stocked body of water. Their nests are among the largest in the world, spanning over ten feet (three meters) and weighing up to a ton, and host two eaglets per breeding cycle. Bald eagles are believed to mate for life. Their mating dance is a sight to behold, as prospective partners take turns trying to impress one another with complicated aerial maneuvers that include cartwheels, talon-locking, and more. Coastal eagles in more moderate climates tend to stay in the same territory year round; otherwise, eagles will migrate to coastal or southern wintering grounds. An apex predator exclusive to North America with no obvious natural enemies, the bald eagle.
Population today seems to remain stable throughout most of its range. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a. This one ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure! A meticulously detailed and finely profiled portrait of a noble bald eagle.
The artistry is so subtle and intricate that the individual feathers on the eagle can be clearly distinguished. The traditional-style engraving has produced a magnificent work of beauty. The date and denomination are also indicated. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England.
This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears. It was supposed to have edge lettering like all its brethren, but this guy is missing the edge letters. The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color outer sleeve.An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Plain - MISSING ITS EDGE LETTERS. Is Canadas 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 eagles 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 birds 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 behind in 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 fightingthe tasks of the birds 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. In Canada, most 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.
At-risk populations are found in southern Ontario and New Brunswick. The item "ERROR Canada 2013 Bald Eagle Portrait of Power $20 Silver MISSING EDGE LETTERING" is in sale since Tuesday, April 22, 2014. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative".
The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.