Following the quick Royal Canadian Mint sell out of subscriptions for the full 2020 Real Shapes series and a quick sell out of single coins for the Loon, Caribou, and Bluenose designs, this fourth coin in the series is expected to be equally popular. The use of the beaver as a Canadian cultural motif dates back to the fur trade and the age of exploration hundreds of years ago. It became the face of the Canadian 5-cent piece in 1937, and was eventually recognized as an official symbol in 1975. The coin is dated 2020 with a $50 denomination and weighs 100 grams (over three ounces) of pure silver. Adding to its collectability, the mintage is extremely limited to just 1,200.
This coin has been specifically designed for consistent weight while also ensuring that the subject remains unaltered from the original in detail and proportions. From the 1937 5-cent coin reverse, the scene depicts a beaver standing on a rock surrounded by water. The image is portrayed within its own silhouette. The obverse features a stylized pattern of beaver silhouettes, and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- Every day Canadian circulation coins get a whole new life! This uniquely shaped coin is part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s 6-coin series of intricately shaped pure silver coins featuring iconic coin designs transcending their circular boundaries and accented with pure 24kt gold plating.
- Experience the evolution of shaped coinage with Royal Canadian Mint innovation.
- Features British artist G. E. Kruger-Gray’s iconic beaver design, first issued in 1937. The design has been used continuously on Canadian “nickels” with only a few notable exceptions.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with gold plating
Weight: 100 g
Diameter: 80 mm x 43.3 mm
Face Value: $50
Artist: G.E. Kruger-Gray