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)

$64.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
Canada and US only
80% SOLD!

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!

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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.

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

(based on 21 reviews)

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    (3)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (20)
  • Great quality (15)
  • Good value (11)
  • Unique (10)
  • One of A kind (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (14)
  • Special occasion (9)
  • Holiday gift (5)
  • Gift for child (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (8)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice coin set

By Orlin

from Connecticut U.S.A.

About Me Collector, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Collection

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

    This coin set is one of a kind! It's amaizind, the sound of the birds when you opening it will take you away from the big "cities" into the forest, more than a collection or investment, it's a great way to learn about nature!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

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                  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

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                    • Q:

                      Is this coin, one of a series of bird coins? Thanks Daryle. Is the coin still availabe fotr purchase.
                      Asked on 11/6/2016 by Boxer from Gananoque, Ontario

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Thank you for your question.
                        The Blue Jay coin is part of the Colourful Songbirds of Canada series and it is still available for purchase.

                        Answered on 11/28/2016 by Frances (Product Team) from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      Is it true the colour will fade over time?
                      Asked on 10/23/2016 by Mo from Ajax, Ont

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Mo,

                        The colour should not fade over time. After the selective colouring process is complete a protective lacquer is applied on each coin. And each coin comes encased in a protective capsule.

                        Answered on 10/31/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      What is the meaning of 15,000 mintage?
                      Asked on 10/22/2016 by Mo from Ajax, Ont

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Mo,

                        The mintage is the maximum number that will ever be produced. So there will be 15,000 or less "1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015)" ever produced.

                        Answered on 10/26/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
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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)