The bald eagle is generally thought to only inhabit the United States, but in fact its range includes the vast wilderness of Canada. A member of the original Birds of Prey Series from the Royal Canadian Mint, the bald eagle returns on the beautiful new reverse-proof versions of the Birds of Prey silver coins!
Original Birds of Prey coins debuted from the Royal Canadian Mint in February 2014, and ran through August 2015. The four-coin series featured the Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, and Great Horned Owl. Emily Damstra, who first came to fame at the mint with the final two designs of the Canadian Wildlife Series, designed all four coins in the original series.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Canadian Silver Bald Eagle Reverse Proof Coin you’ll find the image of the bald eagle. The bald eagle preys on a variety of different animals, however it diet primarily consists of fish which it hunts by swooping down and snatching them with their razor sharp talons. The range of the bald eagle includes all of continental United States, northern Mexico, Alaska, and Canada.
The obverse face of these coins bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief. This current image has been in use since 2003 on Canadian coins and was designed by Susanna Blunt.