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2022 Canada 5-cents The Bigger Picture: Beaver 5oz Fine Silver (No Tax)

2022 Canada 5-cents The Bigger Picture: Beaver 5oz Fine Silver (No Tax)

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2022 Canada 5-cents The Bigger Picture: Beaver 5oz Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's The Bigger Picture series! It holds a special place in Canada’s history, and since 1937, the beaver has occupied the place of honour on our five-cent circulation coin. Canadians are used to seeing a lone Castor canadensis on the five-cent coin’s reverse… but this Bigger Picture offers a different take. By re-imagining the five-cent’s “mascot” as a member of a busy beaver colony, the expanded scene highlights the species’ important role in Canada’s boreal forest, where its dams create wetland habitats for other species.

Zoom in and pull back to view a new, bigger picture—this is Coin #2 in a series that creatively re-imagines Canada’s circulation coin designs.

The coin’s reverse combines G. E. Kruger-Gray’s five-cent coin design with a new, expanded scene by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc. The classic design inspired the view of the boreal forest wetland, where the beaver sitting atop a rock is a member of a colony that is busily building a dam. The obverse features a maple leaf pattern and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 203613
Mintage: 1,300
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 157.6 g
Diameter: 65.25 mm
Face Value: 5 cents
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
5 cent coin: G. E. Kruger Gray
Extended background: Pierre Leduc

Special Features:
• A creative concept! Pull back and see the bigger picture: this is Coin #2 in an inspiring Royal Canadian Mint series.
• A New Take! They’re Canada’s circulation coins as you’ve never seen them before! Re-created on a 5 oz. 99.99% pure silver coin, each coin design forms the basis for a newly expanded story that puts a fresh spin on a collector favourite.
• A new view of the beaver! G. E. Kruger-Gray’s beaver design first appeared on the five-cent coin 85 years ago, and on this 5 oz. coin, it has been creatively reimagined as a portion of a new and larger scene by artist Pierre Leduc.
• It’s purely a celebration of Canada’s most famous engraved art, sized to fit this expanded canvas and story! (Note: The engraved reproduction is not the same size as the actual circulation coin.)
• Each of these coins is crafted from five ounces of the world’s finest silver (99.99% pure). That high silver content gives each coin a diameter of 65.25 mm (the same as our previous Big Coin series), which provides ample room for elaborate art and complex engraving.
• Each coin in this series features a maple leaf pattern that fills the field on the obverse.
• Low mintage! An exciting collecting opportunity for those who love Canada’s circulation coins! But hurry, mintage is limited to just 1,300 coins worldwide.

Stay tuned for more coins in this series coming soon!

Expected Launch Date Name Item Number
Coin 1 January 2022 2022 10-cent The Bigger Picture: Bluenose Fine Silver 203458
Coin 2 March 2022 2022 5-cent The Bigger Picture: The Beaver Fine Silver 203613
Coin 3 May 2022 2022 25-cent The Bigger Picture: The Caribou 203729
Coin 4June 2022 2022 50-cent The Bigger Picture: The Coat of Arms 204474
Coin 5September 2022 2022 1 Dollar The Bigger Picture: The Loon 203499
Coin 6 November 2022 2022 Two Dollar The Bigger Picture: The Polar Bear 203112

The coin comes encapsulated in a black clamshell with black beauty box.

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