1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015)

1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015)

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015)

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$64.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
Canada and US only

An ideal gift for someone who enjoys birds!

Smaller than a crow but larger than a robin, the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is instantly recognised by birdwatchers young and old thanks to its near-exotic, blue-hued plumage. And given the jay’s loud cry, its scientific name—which means “crested, blue chattering bird”—seems particularly fitting! This intelligent bird is one of Canada’s most beloved songbirds, and its beauty is forever immortalised in this stunning coin.

The blue jay can be found happily nesting in both the wooded urban areas and mixed-wood forests of central Alberta to southern Ontario, and eastward through the Atlantic provinces. Its calls are part of the rich woodland sounds that further add to Canada’s natural beauty!

Order your coin today!

Special features:
•  The third coin in a new 5-coin series entitled Colourful Songbirds of Canada, which captures the beauty of some of Canada’s most distinctive bird species.
•  This coin offers a detailed depiction of a bue jay, whose bright colouring has long enchanted bird-watchers and nature lovers from Alberta to Newfoundland and Labrador.
•  Your coin was designed by award-winning artist Derek C. Wicks, twice named National Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited.
•  A thoughtful gift for bird-watchers, art appreciators, and anyone who admires the timeless beauty of the wildlife.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Your coin features a side profile image of a blue jay, which allows for an optimal view of the bird’s contrasting feather patterns that make it so unique. The blue hue for which the jay is famous for is recreated with selective colour that enhances the coin’s detailed engraving, including the meticulously rendered pear tree blossoms that surround the colourful songbird.

Did you know…
•  As a member of the crow family of birds, or Corvidae, the blue jay boasts an ancient lineage—corvids have been found in fossils that date back to 25 million years.
•  The blue jay feasts upon acorns—so much so that it is thought to be responsible for the spread of oak trees after the last glacial period!
•  You can tell the jay’s mood by the position of the crest atop its head: if it’s feeling excited, surprised or aggressive, the crest will rise prominently; if it is frightened, it will bristle out like a brush; and if feeding peacefully or tending to nestlings, the crest will lay flat on its head.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a custom clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015)
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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    (3)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Great quality (14)
  • Good value (10)
  • Unique (9)
  • One of A kind (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (14)
  • Special occasion (9)
  • Holiday gift (5)
  • Gift for child (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (8)

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5.0

Beautiful Bird

By Bumble Bee

from Toronto

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

    I love the artistry and detail!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    very well done

    By Richard

    from StAlbert, Alberta

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

        I really like this bird to represent our nation.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Not my Jay

        By Brent O"L

        from Cape Breton

        About Me The Truth

        Pros

        • I Hope Unique

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Collect

        Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

        I see an iridescent high quality paint job advertised. All the other songbirds, especially the cardinal are painted by a master but my blue jay could pass for a sticker. I would recommend all the other songbirds as works of art but the Jay doesn't fly so high. Stop making tacky boxes that don't fit the coins. I didn't get a singing box but saw one. A great box for dropping coins on the floor. Its not funny.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        get you blue jay now.

        By the buyer

        from Beutiful new Brunswick where blue Jays .

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Beatiful Art Work
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality

        Cons

        • This Is A No Braier To Ow

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

        Great coin to ad to any collection.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Beautiful

        By Elsworth

        from Thessalon

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult

          Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

          Very beautiful!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Stunning

          By suzy-Q

          from Leamington

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child
            • Special Occasion

            Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

            This will be a wonderful Christmas gift and a perfect addition to a collection of bird-themed coins.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of C

            By Aeleron

            from Midland area, Ontario

            About Me Quality Driven

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Looking Bird
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Add Does Not Do Justice T
            • To The Coin

            Best Uses

            • Holiday Gift

            Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

            Put more quality into your adda.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            beautiful addition to my collection

            By dave

            from halifax ns

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

                great addition to my collection

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Nice to have for coin collectors

                By Handy Andy

                from Thornhill Ontario

                About Me Like Nice Designs Art, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Holiday Gift
                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

                  Gave this as a present.
                  Recipient of the present likes the coin design and is happy to have it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Information about the bird songs please

                  By Lily's Granddad

                  from Ottawa, ON

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Child
                    • Special Occasion

                    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015):

                    These coins are beautiful, and the idea of the music box is brilliant. It's great having slots for the info inserts on each coin as well. I'm saving this for one of my grandchildren's special event in a couple of years.

                    My one complaint is the absence of any documentation in the set as to the sequence in which the bird calls are played. I recognize easily the Blue Jay and the Cardinal, as would probably most Canadians who've ever had these birds in or near their yard, but not the others. I thought I'd seen mention of that sequence in the write-up on this website, but I can't find that mention now.

                    I'd like to place the coins in the box in the order in which their calls are heard, from first to last in the music, but I'm guessing in doing that. Perhaps it relates to the order in which the coins were shipped, but if so I don't remember that.

                    It would be nice if someone could update the website description with this information.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    Specifications

                    • No.142400
                    • Mintage15,000
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 15.87
                    • Diameter (mm) 34
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value10 dollars
                    • ArtistDerek C. Wicks (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)