This is the second fractional bald eagle silver coin produced by the RCM. The coin features precisely machined radial lines on both sides of the coin, as well as a micro-engraved maple leaf as security features, just as used on the gold and silver maple leaf coins.
The obverse features the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the unusual denomination of two dollars.
The reverse showcases the largest of the birds of prey, a bald eagle. It is about to land at it's nest and is carrying a salmon in it's talons. Tree branches share the foreground with the eagle. All of the writing on the reverse runs around the rim of the coin in the area filled by the radial lines.
|Susanna Blunt (obverse), Claudio D'Angelo (reverse)|
|The words "Elizabeth II 2 DOLLARS" and the Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
|A Bald Eagle prepares to land at it's nest with a salmon and the words "Canada 2016 9999 Fine Silver 1/2 oz Argent Pur 9999" and the artist's initials|
|Royal Canadian Mint|