Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Northern Cardinal - 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin (2015)
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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
STATUS:
Canada and US only
87% 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!

Reviews

I would buy products like this all the time

5

No its was a coin bought for may collection

Snake

Toronto

Yes

Beautiful piece! Have always loved Cardinals.

5

Originally from North Carolina where the Cardinal is the state bird. My mom used love watching them on the bird feeders, so this coin reminds me of both.

johnd2958

massena,ny

Yes

Our favorite backyard bird

5

A great collection for bird watching enthusiasts

Jimmy

ONT

Yes

Great for cardinal lovers

5

The beauty of the cardinal is it's brilliant colour. This captures that colour and the silver background makes it standout. Any Bird lover would appreciate this coin.

Sandy

Port Rowan

Yes

Pretty coin

4

Great coin for those of us that like birds

Alta-Gram

Alberta

Yes

Will be buying more of them

5

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.

Boxcar Barb

Calgary, AB

Yes

Wonderful gift

5

I asked for this gift because I love Cardinals.

Pepsinut

Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada

Yes

I would buy thuis coin again

4

Gift for my Dtr.

Len

North Bay ON Canada

Yes

Very nice collectable coin.

4

addition to personal collection.

pit

st-joseph

Yes

I love the cardinal it is my favorite bi

5

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.

MizzLinda

Peterborough, Ontario Canada

Yes

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

4.6 25

92.0

how to subscribe for all 5

chris

Hi Chris, We no longer sell the 5-coin Songbirds of Canada subscription. However, many of our authorized coins dealers do. Here's the link to our dealer locator page; http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/numismatic-dealer-locator-1400026?cat=Numismatic+Dealer+Locator&nId=1400026&nodeGroup=Customer+Service

Chad

how many song birds are their?

k

There are 5 in total. You can see the complete set at the link below: http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/12-oz.-fine-silver-coloured-5coin-subscription-colourful-songbirds-of-canada-2015-prod2310035?rcmiid=link|search|searchresults|12_oz_Fine_Silver_Coloured_5-Coin_Subscription_-_Colourful_Songbirds_of_Canada_2015&

Anonymous

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)

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