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!

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Northern Cardinal (2015)
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

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92%

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)
  • Adults (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (12), Budget shopper (6), Collector (4), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (9)

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5.0

Beautiful piece! Have always loved Cardinals.

By johnd2958

from massena,ny

About Me Collector, Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Lifetime

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

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Our favorite backyard bird

    By Jimmy

    from ONT

    About Me Collector, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Hobby
      • Lifetime
      • Memorabilia
      • Older Children
      • Teens

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

      A great collection for bird watching enthusiasts

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great for cardinal lovers

      By Sandy

      from Port Rowan

      About Me Working Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

      • Common

      Best Uses

      • Adults

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

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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

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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)

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