2012 Moose Silver Coin Fourth in Canadian Wildlife Series

February 27, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the 2012 Moose silver bullion coin, the fourth of at least six planned issues within its Canadian Wildlife coin series and the final one with this year’s date.

2012 Canadian Moose Silver Coin

2012 Canadian Moose Silver Coin

All coins in the popular series feature an investment-grade purity of .9999 fine silver, a face value of $5 and a reverse design showcasing a Canadian wildlife theme.

Paying tribute to Canada’s largest mammal, the latest Wildlife Series coin features a mature moose standing in tall grass. Inscriptions include CANADA9999 FINE SILVER1 OZ, ARGENT PUR and the initials WW for the designer of the scene, Senior Royal Canadian Mint Engraver William Woodruff.

The obverse side depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as created in 2003 by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt. The obverse inscriptions of ELIZABETH II5 DOLLARS and 2012 surround the portrait.

Three previous issues in the Wildlife Series have been released. The first silver coin in 2011 featured a wolf and the second showcased a grizzly. The first silver coin in 2012 depicts a cougar.

The 2012 Moose silver coin is available worldwide through the Royal Canadian Mint’s network of bullion dealers. The Mint has set its maximum mintage at 1,000,000, like the earlier releases. Each in the series has their prices based on the market rate of silver, similar to other bullion coins from around the world.

The Wildlife Series will sport at least two more coins which are expected by early 2013, according to the Royal Canadian Mint.


3 Responses to “2012 Moose Silver Coin Fourth in Canadian Wildlife Series”
  1. Bert Jackson says:

    It’s so weird that I couldn’t even find the info of this silver coin on the official Website!

  2. Silver Coins Today Staff says:

    As a bullion product, the coin and others like it are sold through distributors and dealers — not directly to the public. Generally speaking, information for these investment-grade coins are often only provided (publicly) through news statements. The Royal Canadian Mint published one for the Moose coin around the first week of February.

  3. Bert Jackson says:

    I see. Thanks a lot for the reply!

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