Canadian Silver Coins with 1 1/2 oz Silver Content

For all of the variety of silver bullion coins for sale online, the vast majority come in the same weight. Most silver bullion coins are issued as flat 1 Troy oz coins, with variations typically consisting of proof coinage in weights such as 1 Kilogram. Fractional-weight silver bullion coins are rare, but not quite as unique as 1 1/2 oz silver bullion coins. From 2013 to 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint issued a series of wildlife-themed coins in this distinct weight with a new design on the reverse of each coin.

Canadian Wildlife 1 1/2 oz Silver Coins

Though not officially recognized as a Canadian Wildlife collection, the coins in the 1 1/2 oz silver range from the Royal Canadian Mint all feature beautiful designs of creatures commonly found throughout the vast Canadian wilderness. These coins share a few common themes, which include the unique format of 1 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver. When originally released, each of these designs was available inside of individual plastic flips or tubes of 15 coins. Each coin had a face value of $8 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada. The designs in this collection included the following (in order of release):

This unique coin would make a great addition to any Silver coin collection for its unique size and Royal Canadian Mint beauty. All of the 1 1/2 oz Canadian Silver Coins in this collection feature the same obverse design. On this side of the coins, you’ll find the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation design on Canadian coinage and just the second image of a monarch in Canadian history created by a Canadian artist. The design was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt for the Royal Canadian Mint, and is the first since her father King George VI’s to feature a monarch without a crown. This side of the coins include engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “D.G. Regina,” and “8 Dollars.”

Coins Highlights

  • Issuer: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
  • Weight: 1.5 troy ounces
  • Purity: .9999 fine silver
  • Diameter: Standard diameter for 1.5 oz coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint
  • Packaging: Originally available in individual plastic flips or tubes of 15 coins
  • Face Value: $8 CAD, backed by the federal government of Canada
  • Reverse Designs: Features various creatures commonly found throughout the vast Canadian wilderness, including the Polar Bear, Arctic Fox, and others
  • Obverse Design: Depicts the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, created by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt in 2003, featuring engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “D.G. Regina,” and “8 Dollars”
  • Edge: Serrated
  • Legal Tender: Canadian legal tender coins
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Features:
    • Laser-engraved radial lines on both the reverse and obverse sides (if applicable, though not explicitly stated)