2016 1/4 oz Canadian Snow Falcon Gold Coin

The most recent addition to the Royal Canadian Mint’s collection of 1 1/2 oz silver coins is the 2016 1.5 oz Canadian Silver Falcon Coin. Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition like the other coins of its type, the Silver Falcon Coin depicted a falcon in flight on the coin’s reverse. The radial lines were again used on the outer rim of the reverse and the entire background of the obverse on the 2016 Falcon Coin. These coins had yet another anti-counterfeiting measure added that the Royal Canadian Mint debuted on its Maple Leaf Collection in 2015. In the lower portion of the design field on the reverse is a micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark, which in the center features a year of issue that is visible only under magnification and includes the final two digits only.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

These coins represent the only 1 1/2 oz silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint originally operated only one coining facility at its Ottawa facility in the federal capital city. In the 1980s, the Royal Canadian Mint expanded to include a new facility in Winnipeg. Today, both are state-of-the-art facilities that handle the coining of Canadian circulation, commemorative, and bullion coinage.

Coin Highlights

  • Issuer: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
  • Weight: 1.5 troy ounces
  • Purity: .9999 fine silver
  • Diameter: 38 millimeters (approx.)
  • Reverse Design: Features a falcon in flight with radial lines on the outer rim
  • Obverse Design: Depicts radial lines in the entire background
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Features:
    • Micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark on the lower portion of the reverse
    • Privy mark includes the year of issue (last two digits) visible only under magnification
  • Legal Tender: Canadian legal tender with a face value of 8 CAD
  • Edge: Serrated
  • Packaging: Coins are typically shipped in individual protective flips or tubes for larger quantities