The 11th $20 for $20 Silver Coin from RCMFebruary 2, 2014
[box type=”note” size=”large” style=”rounded”]不經不覺已經是系列的第十一枚，這個系列亦進入第四個年頭。這系列的特色是用$20去買面值$20加元的紀念幣，所以較為受落。這個系列曾經出現過高潮，頭三枚的售價曾經高企$35美元以上，第二枚的獨木舟更於2013年被美國Krause Publications 2013評為Coin of the Year Award For Best Silver Coin。由於發行量比其他精鑄幣高，後來該幣的價格回落至$200左右。[/box]
An intensely popular series from the Royal Canadian Mint features its newest release with the 2014 $20 Canada Goose Commemorative Silver Coin. The coin is issued as part of the “Exchange $20 for $20” program which features silver coins sold at their legal tender face values.
Like other issues in the series, each Canada Goose coin is struck from 99.99% pure silver with a total weight of 7.96 grams. Program coins showcase reverse images commemorating concepts and creatures important to Canadians, in this case the Canada Goose.
A maximum mintage of 225,000 will be sold by the Royal Canadian Mint. Previous silver coins from the series featured mintages ranging from 200,000 to 250,000, as shown in the chart below, with all of them selling out.
|Silver Coins in $20 for $20 Series||Mintage||Release|
|2011 $20 Maple Leaf Commemorative Silver Coin||200,000||February 2011|
|2011 $20 Canoe Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||October 2011|
|2012 $20 Polar Bear Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||February 2012|
|2012 $20 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Coin||250,000||May 2012|
|2012 $20 Farewell to the Penny Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||August 2012|
|2012 $20 Magical Reindeer Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||September 2012|
|2013 $20 Hockey Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||January 2013|
|2013 $20 Wolf Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||March 2013|
|2013 $20 Silver Iceberg Commemorative Silver Coin||225,000||July 2013|
|2013 $20 Santa Commemorative Silver Coin||225,000||October 2013|
|2014 $20 Canada Goose Commemorative Silver Coin||225,000||January 2014|
A similar $100 for $100 silver coin series is also issued by the RCM. Its newest release, the 2014 $100 Bald Eagle Silver Coin will debut soon. Look for more details to follow.
Canada Goose Silver Coin Designs and Specifications
Trevor Tennant designed the image shown on reverses of the silver coins which show an impressive Canada Goose in flight. The profile view of the bird offers the opportunity to see the large wing-span as it flies.
Reverse inscriptions include “20 DOLLARS”, “ARGENT PUR FINE SILVER 9999”, “CANADA” and “2014.” Tennant’s initials of ‘TT’ can be seen to to the bottom right.
Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse of each release. The portrait is surrounded by the inscriptions of “ELIZABETH II” and “D.G. REGINA.”
The 7.96 gram coin equates to just over one-quarter ounce of silver, giving the coin a diameter of 27 mm. Each is struck to specimen quality and ships inside a protective sleeve attached to an illustrated card.