Canadian Silver Wildlife Series Silver Coins
One of the most popular series of collectible coins we see at United Coin & Precious Metals is the 1-ounce Canadian Silver Wildlife Series of coins. Popular with collectors, investors, these coins are known for their stunning designs, 99.99% purity, and heft.
About these Coins
Starting in 2011, Canada’s Royal Canadian Mint successfully released six 99.99% pure one-ounce silver coins over a three-year period to celebrate the country’s natural wildlife. These coins, known as the “Canadian Wildlife Series Silver Coins,” feature reverse imagery dedicated to the abundant and diverse wildlife of Canada.
Each coin boasts an atypical .9999 fine silver composition, low mintages of around 1,000,000 coins per design, and sophisticated designs – making them highly desirable.
Coins in the Series
- 2011 Canadian Wolf Silver Bullion Coin—Dated 2010, this coin was released in September 2010. It features a reverse design showing a wolf standing on a snowy landscape with a full moon in the background. The design was completed by Senior Mint Engraver William Woodruff.
- 2011 Canadian Grizzly Silver Bullion Coin—Issued in January 2011, the Grizzly coin depicts a bear in mid-roar on all fours standing near a body of water. The reverse was also designed by Senior Mint Engraver William Woodruff.
- 2012 Canadian Cougar Silver Bullion Coin—Issued for September 2011, the reverse design of this coin portrays the Canadian cougar with its front paws grasping a fallen inclined tree limb. The Cougar has an open mouth and is baring its large teeth.
- 2012 Canadian Moose Silver Bullion Coin—The final 2012-dated coin in the series, it began to appear for investors at the end of February and early March. The reverse of the coin depicts the Canadian moose in its native environment.
- 2013 Canadian Pronghorn Antelope Silver Bullion Coin—This 2013-dated coin was announced by the Royal Canadian Mint at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, August 7-11, 2012. The reverse design features the Pronghorn antelope in a grass field.
The obverse of all coins in this series feature Queen Elizabeth II of England along with the inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, 5 DOLLARS, and the year.
The face value of the Canadian Wildlife Series coins is five dollars, however, as a strike containing one ounce of .9999 fine silver, the real value is based on their content.
Each coin in the program was struck at the Royal Canadian Mint’s Ottawa facility to the same standards used for the popular Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin. The Royal Canadian Mint’s Ottawa facility produced upwards of one million “Wood bison” silver bullion coins to close out the series.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation, which is responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. Crown Corporation is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company, and the Royal Canadian Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized and high-quality precious metals products on an international scale.
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Our inventory contains some of the most desired rare coins and collectibles, including the 1 oz. Canadian Wildlife Series Silver Coins. While UCPM does its best to keep most popular bullion items in stock, we cannot possibly stock everything or control product shortages. Should you be looking for something we don’t have available, chances are we can find it for you.