Silver Gyrfalcon

IRA Approved

The gyrfalcon has been prized by humans as a hunting companion since ancient times. Associated not only with falconry but also with royalty and nobility, and a celebrated circumpolar Arctic coastal dweller, the gyrfalcon — the largest of the falcon species — makes a fitting subject for the Royal Canadian Mint’s stunning 2016 silver coin.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn features a gyrfalcon in flight. Viewed in profile from its left side, the gyrfalcon is presented with its powerful wings drawn forward. Its large eye, sharply curved beak, and sharp claws are highlighted in this stunning portrayal. The detailed coloration of its plumage is captured in the purest silver using a variety of engraving techniques. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


  • The Royal Canadian Mint’s coins are sought after by investors and collectors around the
    world for their exceptional beauty and purity.
  • Radial lines on the obverse, a radial ring on the reverse and a micro-engraved maple leaf mint
    mark provides enhanced security on this pure silver coin for added peace of mind.
  • Masterfully crafted by Royal Canadian Mint engravers using a variety of engraving techniques
    and finishes to bring depth and texture to this stunning image of Canadian wildlife.
  • An astute investment and exquisite complement to any collection featuring Canadian wildlife.

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Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Item Number: 151705
UPC: 6-23932-07430-9
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 1.5 oz (46.66 g)
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: 8 dollars (CAN)
Finish: Frosted relief with radial lines
Edge: Serrated