1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,500
Canada and US only

Sure to brighten up a nature enthusiast or bird lover's collection! Order today!

While one country's list of protected species may differ from the other, most of Canada's bird species are protected under the provisions of the treaty and the MBCA. The beautiful mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides) featured on your coin enjoys a migratory range that stretches from Canada to Mexico; as such, it is protected both in Canada and the United States under the terms of the treaty, and by federal law.

Sure to brighten up a nature enthusiast or bird lover's collection! Order today!

Special features:
  • FIRST COIN IN A NEW SERIES that commemorates the centennial of the Migratory Birds Convention, featuring a showcase of some of the colourful bird species protected under its provisions.
  • SELECTIVE COLOUR OVER DETAILED ENGRAVING brings the mountain bluebird to life in gorgeous detail while showcasing its famous blue-coloured plumage.
  • A visual celebration of a key conservation milestone and the enduring partnership between Canada and the United States that has resulted in crucial conservation measures in both countries.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! This coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver with mintage set to 6,500 coins worldwide.
  • GRAPHIC BEAUTY BOX! Packaged in a charming graphic beauty box, your coin adds a splash of nature's bright colours to your collection.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo, your coin features a stunning side profile of a mountain bluebird in flight over an open meadow, where a nest box sits on a fencepost alongside a rocky stream. Finely detailed engraving gives this portrait a beautiful, life-like quality by recreating the songbird's fine features, from its pointed black bill to the feathers of its tail and outstretched wings. Selective colour recreates the mountain bluebird's most defining feature—its dazzling sky-blue plumage—and adds a vibrant, gem-like splash of colour against the engraved rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the background.

Did you know...
  • Bluebirds are members of the thrush family of birds, which includes the familiar American robin.
  • Three species of bluebirds are found in Canada: the Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis), the Western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) and the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides).
  • Although fairly small, the mountain bluebird can withstand short spells of cold weather, even when temperatures hover near -20 degrees Celsius, so long as it isn't persistently cold weather.
  • The mountain bluebird prefers a diet of insects, including beetles, grasshoppers, spiders and caterpillars; it will also feast on berries, small fruits and seeds.
  • When it comes to finding a mate, it's not just the male's looks that matter to the female mountain bluebird: her selection is also based on the quality and location of a male's proposed nesting cavity.
  • The mountain bluebird population was in decline before bird lovers began building and placing nest boxes in open fields and along fence posts, where a breeding pair may opt to build a nest that is sheltered from predators and the elements.
  • If a predator destroys the eggs or attacks the young in the nest, bluebirds will avoid that nesting site and may move up to 200 kilometres away from it.
  • In Canada, the mountain bluebird is migratory, but it is also surprisingly hardy, often returning to its Canadian breeding grounds in March, when the snow and cold still hold the landscape in its grip.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016)
 
4.4

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  • Detailed (6)
  • Mint condition (5)
  • Authentic (3)

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5.0

Your products are amazing I will buy again.

By Don't have a nickname

from Burlington Ontario

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    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016):

    I display my birds in my hutch I love the vivid colours of my mountain blue bird and my goldfinch.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Bluebird

    By none

    from Columbus, Ohio

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    • Detailed
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      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016):

      beautiful

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      4.0

      Beautiful

      By wolfman

      from Mississauga, ON

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      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
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        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016):

        Great colour

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Lor

        from BC

        Pros

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

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          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016):

          Detail and colour are great!!!

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful coin.

          By JB

          from New Brunswick

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

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            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016):

            Will buy the complete subscription.

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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Beautiful but......

            By ryland

            from Nebraska

            About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children

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            • Displays Well

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            • Poor Condition

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            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016):

            This coin is beautiful but the one I got has a very noticeable mark in the middle of the plain field open sky on the coin. It should have easily been caught if anyone even glanced at the coin. I would return it for a new one but it was a valentine's gift for my 9 year old daughter and she loves it. But when she's older if she gets into coin collecting she may wish that it was better quality. If you're thinking of ordering and have a love for birds then by all means. It's partly my own fault on the three stars and I guess I'll just deal with it, I still love the RCM for their quality and the breadth of coins they design and make.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            An attractive addition to my wildlife coins

            By Bird-loving grandmother

            from Guelph Ontario

            About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent

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            • Detailed
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            • Low Mintage

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              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016):

              We don't see this bird in the east, but happy to learn about it. An attractive bird coin, and welcome addition.

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              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very happy with this coin!

              By Stackergirl

              from Ontario

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                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Birds of Canada: The Mountain Bluebird (2016):

                I was really happy with this coin. The bluebird is stunning and the engraving details in the background are very well done. I was glad to have placed the subscription. Well done Mint......as a bird lover, please bring us more bird coins!

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                  The description states "Finely detailed engraving gives this portrait a beautiful, life-like quality by recreating the songbird's fine features..."

                  Does this mean that under the colour application is a fully-engraved blue bird? Or is the colour applied over a flat surface?
                  Asked on 8/31/2016 by CommemCollector

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                    Hi CommemCollector, the colour is applied over a fully engraved bird for all 4 coins in this series!

                    Answered on 9/8/2016 by Anonymous
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                Specifications

                • No.149540
                • Mintage6,500
                • Composition99.99% pure silver
                • Finishproof
                • Weight (g) 31.39
                • Diameter (mm) 38
                • Edgeserrated
                • Certificateserialized
                • Face value20 dollars
                • ArtistClaudio D'Angelo (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)