The gyrfalcon has been prized by humans as a trusty hunting companion since our very earliest memories. The noble bird is associated not only with falconry but also with nobility. It is a celebrated Arctic coastal dweller. As the largest of all falcon species, the gyrfalcon makes an appropriate subject for the Royal Canadian Mint’s striking 2016 silver bullion coin.
This 1.5-ounce 99.99% pure silver bullion coin features a reverse designed by Canadian natural artist Steve Hepburn, which captures the celebrated power of the beautiful gyrfalcon in flight.
- Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
- Minting Location: Ottowa, Canada
- Denomination: $8 (CAN)
- Metal Purity: .9999
- Finish: Frosted relief with radial lines
- Edge: Serrated
- Diameter: 20 mm
- IRA-Eligibility: Eligible