1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8,000 (2015)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8,000 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8,000 (2015)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,000
Canada and US only

A MINT FIRST! First-time application of an enhanced finish recreates the look and feel of ice for a realistic viewing experience of a winter freeze's impact on the Canadian landscape!

Freezing rain and ice might bring the world to a halt, yet despite the precarious conditions, nature carries on. The weather barely clears and the birds are out, just like the evening grosbeaks on this coin. Each one shines with golden hues of yellow alongside red berries and a covered bridge that stand out from the landscape. And, with the application of a high gloss overlay, you will almost be convinced the ice on this coin is real!

A valued gift for anyone with an appreciation for winter's fury and beauty! Order yours today!

Special features:
  • A breathtaking snapshot of an icy winter day in Canada! Beautiful colour faithfully recreates the birds and berries in a foreground that is teeming with life against the stillness of the frozen countryside in the engraved background.
  • A MINT FIRST! First-time application of an enhanced finish recreates the look and feel of ice for a realistic viewing experience of a winter freeze's impact on the Canadian landscape!
  • Combination of innovative technology and artistry makes this a truly stunning addition to any nature, bird, and landscape or Canadiana-themed collection.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited mintage worldwide.

About the Design:
The reverse image by Canadian artists Tony Bianco and Arnold Nogy features three evening grosbeaks (Coccothraustes vespertinus) as they move along ice-covered branches. Selective colour allows for the birds, and berries in the foreground to stand out from the engraved countryside in the background, while the addition of high gloss overlay recreated the glistening ice veneer of a winter freeze.

Did you know…
  • In winter, freezing rain occurs when rain falls from a warm layer of air onto a colder layer of air, which cools the droplets; once these make contact with a frozen object, they freeze instantly to form a veneer of ice that covers everything in its path.
  • An ice storm is defined as a severe freezing rain event, with some ice storms lasting several hours or even days.
  • One of Canada's worst natural disasters was the ice storm of 1998, which claimed 25 lives. For more than 80 hours, areas of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick were hit by freezing rain and ice pellets that equalled more than 100 mm of water; the storm also brought down wires and cables that would measure the equivalent distance of them wrapped around the world roughly three times!
  • Glaze ice is a type of ice that is the result of freezing rain; smooth and transparent, it forms a layer on most surfaces but is also responsible for the most damage to trees.
  • Canada's winter-hardy birds—including the evening grosbeak species featured on the reverse—have different ways of adapting to harsh weather, including seeking shelter in densely wooded areas.
  • Freezing rain can occur anywhere in Canada but ice storms are a common winter phenomenon in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, where they can occur up to 15 times each year. The phenomenon is best observed from indoors, as slippery roads become treacherous and tree branches or power lines can fall from the weight of the ice; but once the precipitation ceases and the winds quiet, activity slowly returns once more to the winter landscape!

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015)
 
3.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (15)
  • Detailed (13)
  • Authentic (9)
  • Mint condition (6)
  • Rare (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (13)
  • Hobby (8)
  • Lifetime (5)
  • Teenagers (5)
  • Older children (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (16), Working parent (5), Parent of two or more children (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (5)

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4.0

Collectable, Check!

By PHAZFREQU

from BBY CANADA

About Me Adventurer, Artist, Camper, Caped Crusader, Collector, Enjoyer Of Life, Gamer

Pros

  • Belongs In The Collection
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Good Mintage
  • Included Case
  • Mint Condition
  • Shiny

Cons

  • 1 Oz Ok But 2 Oz

Best Uses

  • Gaze Upon

Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

Excellent coin in looks, detail, size, weight and quality. Great addition to my collection.

My thoughts;
- I find myself coming back to looking at it over and over.
- It will increase in value over the years
- I will have a hard time parting with it

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Nice start to the series!

By EL Stevo

from League City, Texas

About Me Collector, Meteorologist, Parent of Two or More Children

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Good Mintage Amount
  • Innovative Designs
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Enjoyment
    • Hobby

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

    Very innovative use of color and designs. I'm looking forward to the last two coins of the series as well as the display case. Wondering what the last two subjects will be. My guess for the third coin would be a snowstorm/blizzard and for the fourth, maybe a two image reverse with the heat of the summer contrasting with the cold of winter. Hopefully, one of the final designs will utilize the black-light feature. Keep up the good work!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Starting Point - More Beauty To Come

    By Mouse

    from Winnipeg

    About Me Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Exploration
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Lifetime
      • Teens
      • Young Children

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

      My son and I stopped by our local RCM boutique to add to our perspective coin collections. My son is the coin whisperer lol...he has picked out some of my most valuable gold coins. I always value his opinion and view point. His response to this coin was "a first - a starting point", so I bought it for his collection. RCM continues to amaze us with their innovation and quality. The finest mint in the world. We are excited to see this technique develop over the years...especially when we have the "first - a starting point"

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      a very nice coin

      By buickman

      from kitchener ontario

      About Me Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Hobby
        • Teens

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

        Beautiful coin to put on display. Love the details on it. Will purchase the next one in the series

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Coin, A must for the serious collector!!!

        By Tig812

        from NB, Canada

        About Me Collector

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Hobby
          • Lifetime
          • Memorabilia
          • Older Children
          • Teens
          • Young Children

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

          Absolute stunning coin, nicer that the image shows. A great addition to any collection.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Beautiful except not vivid enough

          By Vic

          from Toronto, ON

          About Me Working Parent

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Displays Well

          Cons

          • Birds Are Not Vivid

          Best Uses

          • Adults

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

          Would not recommend for collection.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Creative new style

          By Emma's Mom

          from Upstate New York

          About Me Collector

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

            Beautiful new coin. I was uncertain about it when I decided to purchase it, but I'm glad I did. It is amazing in person. It does give you the distinct feeling of frostiness, and the little birds are very realistic on their branches. This is a keeper.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Visually attractive and excellent effects throughout Scene

            By Woodsman

            from Colorado Springs, CO

            About Me Collector

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Artistic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • display
              • Hobby
              • Lifetime
              • Older Children
              • Teens

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

              I thought this coin was quite different from many others I've received from the Royal Canadian Mint. I did think that the effect of any icy freeze was achieved and the detail was more than excellent. Was pleased with the various shiny areas next to dull areas, which achieved a very unusual look. The birds were all in different positions giving a natural look that would be seen in nature. Very pleased with this. I will proudly display it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Looks good

              By Spacy

              from Calgary

              About Me Parent of Two or More Children

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Good Winter Team Coin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • display
                • Lifetime

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

                A unique winter theamed coins

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Luck of detailes

                By Miky D

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Collector, Working Parent

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Detailed

                  Best Uses

                  • Hobby
                  • Older Children

                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze – Mintage: 8000 (2015):

                  This coin is lucking details. Birds images kind of smudgy

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Specifications

                  • No.148300
                  • Mintage8,000
                  • Composition99.99% pure silver
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 31.39
                  • Diameter (mm) 38
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value20 dollars
                  • ArtistTony Bianco and Arnold Nogy (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)