Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Northern Cardinal - 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin (2015)

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

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

 
$64.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
Canada and US only
86% SOLD!

An ideal gift for someone who enjoys birds!

With its brilliant red plumage and a distinctive crest atop its head, the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) easily draws attention to itself wherever it is found. From southern Manitoba east to the Atlantic provinces, the beloved cardinal is one of many colourful songbird species that are testament to the inspiring beauty of nature in Canada.

An ideal gift for someone who enjoys birds! Order your single coin or order the five-coin subscription today!

Special features:
•  The first 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.
•  ALSO AVAILABLE AS A FIVE-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! Subscribe today and then relax knowing that you will receive all five coins one per month! As well, for people who subscribe, you will receive a FREE MUSICAL box to store your five coins: shipped with the fifth and final coin! When you open the box, it plays the sounds the five birds make with a classical melody in the background!
•  Celebrate the Northern Cardinal, whose song and bright colour have made it a favourite among bird watchers and nature lovers.
•  The image was designed by award-winning artist Derek C. Wicks, who was twice named the National Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited Canada.
•  This 99.99% pure silver coin shows application of selective colour to the engraved northern cardinal and recreates the vibrancy of the bird's colouring in the wild.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
The reverse design by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks features a beautiful rendition of a northern cardinal in a tranquil setting. Finely detailed engraving showcases this songbird's distinctive features—from the pointed crest atop its head to its thick, short bill, as well as the soft feathers that lead to its tail. The use of selective colouring recreates the northern cardinal's brilliant red plumage viewed in three-quarter profile, as the bird sits nestled amidst engraved leaves and flower blossoms.

Did you know…
•  Usually male songbirds are the ones who sing—not so for the northern cardinal! Both the female and the male northern cardinal sing, using a variety of melodies to communicate.
•  The northern cardinal's different calls have been described as a metallic chip when the birds are excited, and a series of down-slurred whistles. The northern cardinal's call makes its presence known—even if it's well-hidden from view!
•  Northern Cardinals can be surprisingly territorial, especially during the breeding season. It's not unusual to see a northern cardinal attack its own reflection if it feels compelled to defend its territory against this "intruder."

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 Northern Cardinal (2015)
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

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    (5)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Unique (13)
  • Great quality (12)
  • One of A kind (10)
  • Good value (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (13)
  • Holiday gift (7)
  • Special occasion (7)
  • Gift for child (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (12), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (9)

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4.0

Pretty coin

By Alta-Gram

from Alberta

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Great coin for those of us that like birds

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Will be buying more of them

      By Boxcar Barb

      from Calgary, AB

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult

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

        I love collecting coins and the fact that my sons are having them when I pass. I love looking at the beautiful colors and engraving of these coins and will continue to buy until I cannot afford them.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Wonderful gift

        By Pepsinut

        from Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada

        About Me Unique Collector

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

        • No cons

        Best Uses

        • Holiday Gift

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

        I asked for this gift because I love Cardinals.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        I would buy thuis coin again

        By Len

        from North Bay ON Canada

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Holiday Gift

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

          Gift for my Dtr.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Very nice collectable coin.

          By pit

          from st-joseph

          About Me Bargain Hunter

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Addition Collection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Holiday Gift

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

            addition to personal collection.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love the cardinal it is my favorite bi

            By MizzLinda

            from Peterborough, Ontario Canada

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Special Occasion

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

              The only disappointing comment that I have is that I own a prepaid card and you can`t use that for subscriptions so I have to watch and wait impatiently for the next one to come out in a series. I have missed a couple already and ended up purchasing it somewhere else.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              A Coin To Make You Smile

              By grammagrump

              from Toronto, Ontario

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child

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

                The lovely, bright colours and realistic cardinal looked like spring at a time when we all needed a bit of cheering up. It brought a smile to my winter-cranky face.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Better in person!

                By Rottn

                from Erin, Ontario

                About Me Collector

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

                  It's not often I get a coin that looks much nicer in person, when I actually recieve it, but this is one of them. Gorgeous coin. I wasn't crazy about the white "dandruff" all over the cardinal in the pics, but the coin isn't like that at all. It's a beautiful, red cardinal. Can't wait for the rest of the collection to come in!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful!

                  By Heidi

                  from Alberta

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

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

                    This coin is one of the gifts for my mother's 70th birthday coming up this summer. Her favourite bird is the cardinal and this is such a special way to commemorate a special milestone in her life. I know she will love it! It is very beautiful and high quality, both in design and presentation. I am a bird lover and I am now considering the whole bird collection for myself!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

                    A most beautiful bird

                    By Charlie

                    from Guelph

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Pros

                    • Great Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift for all

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

                      Almost brought a tear to the eye of the receiver

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      Specifications

                      • No.141271
                      • 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)