2014 Canada 50-cent Osprey 1/25oz. Fine Gold Coin (TAX Exempt)
This coin celebrates the osprey, one of Canada's most powerful raptors, and the unique characteristics that set it apart from other large birds of prey.
The reverse image, by Canadian artist Arnold Nogy, features a side profile portrait of the magnificent osprey. A brisk wind ruffles its white and brown plumage, which is rendered in dimensional detail by the coin's intricate engraving. The breeze does little to divert this raptor's fixed gaze, as its yellow eyes intently survey the surrounding landscape from high atop its perch. The bird of prey's closed bill showcases its sharp downward curve, which only adds to the osprey's austere expression. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 129068
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g): 1.27
Diameter (mm): 13.92
Face Value: 50 cents
- This limited mintage coin is the second release in the birds of prey series, struck on a certified1/25th ounce pure gold coin. The detailed artistry celebrates one of Canada's most powerful raptors, offering a rare glimpse at this impressive bird.
- Dimensional engraving offers added depth to this depiction of the osprey.
- A striking addition to any Canadiana- or nature-themed collection.
- A valuable gift for bird lovers and collectors alike.
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