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)

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

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only
90% SOLD!

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)
 
3.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (4)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (18)
  • Detailed (16)
  • Authentic (10)
  • Mint condition (8)
  • Rare (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (15)
  • Hobby (11)
  • Teenagers (7)
  • Lifetime (5)
  • Older children (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (16), Working parent (6), Parent of two or more children (5), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (6)

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5.0

very pleased with this coin!

By Silver Does It

from Hearst, ON

About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Teens

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

    Suggest that Mint release more coins in the theme.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very pretty !!

    By Cherish S.

    from Toronto

    About Me Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hobby

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

      The coin looks good. I was worried that the birds and ice might look too fake.. But it was really pretty in reality. Just happy to look at it over and over again!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT SET

      By ~ valeria ~

      from ~ vancouver ~

      Verified Reviewer

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

      I now have all four in the jigh-quality case with the black light flashlights and WOW WOW – this is one of my favourite sets. They really look 'spectacular' when all together proving that being patient can meet with great rewards.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Beautiful colours, detail

      By GrammieJ

      from Nova Scotia

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Hobby
        • Older Children
        • Teens

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

        So beautiful I have one for myself and another as a gift

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

                (2 of 2 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

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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)

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