The first 1 oz Silver coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s new "O Canada" series focusing on iconic Canadian images celebrates the rich history and symbolism associated with the Canadian beaver.
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The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features a portrait of a beaver mother and two kits. Occupying the bulk of the reverse field, the mother is viewed from behind with the right side of her body set in profile, gazing at her two small kits who nestle in the curve of their mother’s tail and body. The adult’s iconic leathery tail is fully visible, its scale-like surface rendered in textural detail. In the background, we see the beavers’ home pond in which is immersed another twig structure. In the far distance, the shoreline is dotted with the leafy deciduous trees preferred by the beaver. Framing the reverse image is an outer band featuring the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “25 DOLLARS,” as well as a small stylized beaver paw print symbol. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.