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

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

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

Order today! A beautiful small songbird, sure to brighten any collection!

Despite its small size, the magnolia warbler (Setophaga magnolia) is easy to spot thanks to its bold black-and-yellow colouring. This little songbird sings almost constantly, filling the summer air with a series of clear, sweet whistles as it flits along the lower branches of the surrounding trees. Unless protecting its young, the warbler hardly seems shy; it is often seen spreading and flicking its tail feathers in a proud display of its colours, which have been beautifully recreated on this stunning coin!

During the breeding months, this delightful songbird can be found in coniferous forests across Canada, from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia. Its energy, colours and song make the Magnolia Warbler a welcome summer resident whose presence only adds to the natural beauty of Canada's wilderness.

An ideal gift for someone who enjoys birds! Order today!

Special features:
•   Second coin in the 5-coin Colourful Songbirds of Canada series, which captures the beauty of some of Canada's most distinctive bird species.
•   Your coin celebrates the magnolia warbler, a unique small songbird that makes its summer home in the forests across much of Canada.
•   Your 99.99% pure silver coin is selectively coloured adding vibrancy to the engraved warbler which recreates its natural colouring in the wild.
•   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:
Designed by Canadian artist Hélène Girard, your coin offers a side-profile image of the magnolia warbler. The warbler's distinctive colouring is faithfully recreated through the use of selective colour, which beautifully showcases the bird's black-streaked yellow underparts with its white-banded black tail and wing. Its sharp, black beak is open as the songbird releases a series of clear whistles from its perch in a plum tree, which fills the background on the left side of the design.

Did you know…
•   This songbird's name traces back to 1810 when famous ornithologist Alexander Wilson collected a specimen from a magnolia tree—hence the "magnolia" in its Latin species name. Over time, "magnolia" became more commonly used than the bird's original English name, the black-and-yellow warbler; and yet, this species has rarely been seen in a magnolia tree since!
•   Depending on the situation, the male magnolia warbler has two distinct songs; one for courtship and nesting, and a less accented one that may be used when defending its territory.
•   Females have similar colouring, although the predominance of grey instead of black mutes the contrast seen in males. During the breeding season in late spring, males can get competitive and won't shy away from flaunting their unique colouring to impress a prospective mate!

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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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Magnolia Warbler (2015)
 
4.4

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  • Unique (4)
  • One of A kind (3)

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4.0

gorgeous piece

By bird lover

from ca

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • For My Own Pleasure

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

Just a beautiful pièce

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

To whom it may concern

By The Red Wizard

from Mississauga Ontario Canada

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Large Presentation Box

Best Uses

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

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

I was pleasantly surprised to hear the bird audio track from the presentation box. This was a bonus.
My intention was a gift for a mature woman who loved and fed local Ontario birds.

Sadly I was prevented from giving them to her as due to age she was downsizing.

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  • Yes
 
4.0

Warbler

By Heather

from Whitby, Ontario

About Me Bargain Hunter

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult

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

I have started and bought this series for myself and my 2 sisters and they love them as well.

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  • Yes
 
5.0

You need to do more Canadian Wildlife

By Abbott

from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

About Me Beautiful Coins, Quality Driven

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

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

      I really like the RCM Coins. There are so many beautiful birds, animals, amphibians, insects, flower, people, etc. endless here in Canada.
      I am not a fan of the new Disney Characters and a lot of the coloured coins.
      I like Canadian Coins.

      steven smith

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      • No
       
      3.0

      Nice Coin / Poor Packaging

      By Timberwolf

      from Cicero, NY USA

      About Me Outdoorsman

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Bird Too Small
      • Needs more color
      • Poor Quality control

      Best Uses

      • Bird Lover

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

      Plastic case was badly scratched. This coin should have never shipped in its present condition.

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      • Yes
       
      5.0

      wonderful set so far...

      By lori

      from Comox, B.C.

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • Lovely Textured Colour
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

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

          I have subscribed to this set and have received the first two coins of the series.They are so beautiful,the texture finish makes the birds plumage come alive.The mint never ceases to amaze me with their new and innovative varieties of coin finishes.I have the coloured duck series as well and so I really appreciate the different colourized finish used here.Not that I wouldn't have loved this bird series if they were done in the same colour method as the ducks but it just makes the series that much more unique and special with the almost foil like finish.

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          5.0

          Best Bird Coins Ever

          By TAC

          from Central Ontario

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

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

              The pictures don't do it justice. These coins are the very best songbird coins ever produces and when you add in the unique coin case - it becomes a winner. I'm impressed with the strong colors, and eye-catching designs. I haven't received the musical display case yet, but I'm confident it will be a winner to show-off these great pieces.

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                when will you have in stock?
                Asked on 1/20/2016 by lorne from red deer, ab.

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                  Thank you for your question. This coin should be available for purchase as long as stock is available.

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                HELLO, IS YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FOR ALL 5 SONGBIRDS AND MUSIC BOX SOLD OUT?
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              Specifications

              • No.142260
              • Mintage15,000
              • Composition99.99% pure silver
              • Finishproof
              • Weight (g) 15.87
              • Diameter (mm) 34
              • Edgeserrated
              • Certificateserialized
              • Face value10 dollars
              • ArtistHélène Girard (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)