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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

 
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$99.95 CAD
7500
Canada and US only
3 per household

Coin and Stamp Set available at Canada Post

Canada is a vast territory that is home to an incredibly diverse wildlife! The Royal Canadian Mint showcases Canada's young wildlife with a beautiful series of coins featuring baby animals, including this one featuring a young puffin (or chick).

A beautiful gift! Order yours today!

Special features:
•  This beautiful coin features selective colouring that reproduces the young puffin's distinct features. In the background, the brilliant green of the grassy cliff tops contrasts with the red and white of the lighthouse that is perched near the cliff's edge.
•  Second in a touching series of coins that depicts baby animals in their natural setting–mintage is limited to only 7,500 worldwide, so order yours today!
•  Selective colouring highlights the chick and its habitat.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:
Your coin features a young puffin with its mother along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. A side profile of the chick allows for a full view of the soft, dark-coloured down that covers its head and back, along with its bright white chest and its webbed feet. The chick is nestled among the grasses and flowers where it awaits its meal; on the right, the adult puffin stands next to its offspring, its bill clasping the small fish that will provide nourishment for the chick. Selective colour enhances the young puffin's engraved features; in the background, the bright green of the grassy cliff tops stands in contrast with the red and white lighthouse.

The Atlantic puffin is one of Canada's most beloved seabirds! This colourful bird is a familiar sight along the shores of Newfoundland and Labrador, where it enjoys the distinction of being the province's official bird since 1992. 

•  The puffin's penguin-like look changes dramatically between breeding and non-breeding seasons: in the winter, its beak is a dull grey to match the dreary winter; in the spring, it seems to burst with colour! In the past, this led many observers to think they were two different species.
•  The puffin might have wings but it is a horrible flier–its wings need to flap up to 400 beats per minute just to stay in the air! They're also known for crash-landing more often than not, and will easily knock over other puffins that might be standing in their landing path.
•  In the water, they're strong swimmers! Their webbed feet act like rudders but remarkably, they can dive to a depth of 61 metres and can hold their breath for up to one minute underwater!
•  Feeling hungry? A puffin will dive into the water to scoop out as many fish as it can in one take. It will usually grab an average of 10 fish at a time, but it's been known to net up to 60 in a single dive!

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

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014)
 
4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (34)
  • Great quality (22)
  • Unique (20)
  • One of A kind (16)
  • Good value (14)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)

Best Uses

  • Gift (18)
  • Gift for child (18)
  • Special occasion (12)
  • Holiday gift (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (26), Budget shopper (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (6)

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5.0

I would definitely buy this coin again

By sit, the Collector

from Chilliwack, B.C.

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality

Cons

  • I Wish The Adult Puffin W
  • No cons

Best Uses

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

    I love coins depicting Canadian birds/animals and this is a great design, lots of detail. Appreciate the coins even more when they are in colour.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good Design

    By Monk

    from Burnaby ,BC

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Value
    • One Of A Kind

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

      I use it for my Collection

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I like this product

      By The Collingwood Man

      from Collingwood Ontario

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

        I like the design of this coin and it is nice

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great coin!

        By Ace

        from Edmonton, alberta

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Child
          • Holiday Gift

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

          Love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Very cute coin!

          By Strongbad

          from Toronto

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

            A very cute coin, and a nice vibrant design. Better than the baby beaver one. Looking forward to even cuter coins to come!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Home Run Coin!

            By Hound Dog

            from Pittsburgh,Pa.

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

              Very attractive coin and good value. I am sure these will sellout quickly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              impressive coin

              By 33 slitter

              from brampton, ontario

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Quality
              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Child

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

              impressive coin but overpriced

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Beautiful coin!

              By Batman

              from Pickering,Ontario,Canada

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

                The coin will be put in the collection.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                A real beauty!

                By Abster

                from North Sydney, Nova Scotia

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

                    A very unique coin. Well designed. This con is for myself as I like collecting unique coins.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great and fast delivery just love it

                    By Olivia

                    from Kelowna BC

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Quality
                    • One Of A Kind
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift For Adult
                      • Gift For Child
                      • Holiday Gift
                      • Special Occasion
                      • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

                      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Baby Atlantic Puffin - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

                      Is a gift

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      • No.131336
                      • Mintage7500
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 31.39
                      • Diameter (mm) 38
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value20 dollars
                      • ArtistGlen Loates (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)