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Friday, October 14, 2016

Silver Canadian $100 Coin Features ‘Noble’ Elk

For those of you who can’t be bothered by carrying change in your pocket or purse, this may be a reason to revert to days gone by. Move over credit and debit cards because the Royal Canadian Mint just introduced a $100 fine silver coin featuring “the noblest of animals—the elk.”

The new coin features Queen Elizabeth on one side and a bull elk standing proudly in front of its natural Canadian habitat on the other. It is composed of 99.99 percent pure silver, measures approximately an inch and a half in diameter (40 millimeters) and weighs 1.2 ounces (31.83 grams). It also features a serrated edge and a matte proof finish. 
Coin case

Interestingly enough, the mint produced only 30,000 of them—the lowest level in a series that dates back to 2013. Previous wildlife featured in the collection include bison, grizzly, bald eagle, bighorn sheep, horse, muskox, cougar and orca.

The elk coin is sold at its legal tender face value of $100 (Canadian) or about $76 (U.S.). Find more information here.


  1. Tried to purchase 3 of these but your website had a hiccup in the middle of the process and would not allow me to complete the transaction. What a disappointment!!

  2. Doug, sorry to hear that. The Canadian Mint (not the RMEF) operates that site. You should give them a call. Here's a link to their contact info: http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customerservice/contactus-1100004
    Good luck.