1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Violet-Green Swallow (2015)

1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Violet-Green Swallow (2015)

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Violet-Green Swallow (2015)

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

Fifth and final coin in the Colourful Songbirds of Canada series.

With its endearing chirp and stunning plumage, it's easy to see why the violet-green swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) is a favourite swallow species for many birdwatchers. Found in the open woodlands of western Canada, this songbird's iridescent feathers add an unexpected splash of colour to its serene surroundings and as such, are part of the beauty of Canada's natural landscape.

Special features:
•  Fifth and final coin in the Colourful Songbirds of Canada series, which captures the beauty of some of Canada's most distinctive bird species.
•  This time, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the violet-green swallow, a slender songbird that is found in the open woodlands of western Canada.
•  The selective colour recreates the vibrant, metallic-like hues of the violet-green swallow, much as it would be seen in the wild.
•  A thoughtful gift for bird-watchers, art appreciators and anyone who admires the timeless beauty of the wildlife.
•  The Colourful Songbirds of Canada series is also offered as a 5-coin subscription! The coins will be launched monthly from March 2015 to July 2015.

About the design:
The reverse design by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks recreates the violet-green swallow's breathtaking green and blue-hued plumage and violet tail through the striking use of selective colour. Taking a break from its aerial hunting activities, this insectivore is perched on a swooping tree branch that is covered in western tree lichens. The clean contrast between the metallic-like upperparts and the bright white underparts further enhances the detailed pattern, bringing stunning depth and dimension to the overall composition.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a custom clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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5.0

Beautiful

By Meadowdog

from Ottawa

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

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    • Gift For Adult
    • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Violet-Green Swallow (2015):

    Nice little display case

    missed out on the case for entire set

    can't obtain Baltimore oriole without ordering entire set and I've already ordered the other four

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    5.0

    Best in the e set!

    By Timberwolf

    from Cicero, NY USA

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    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

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    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Violet-Green Swallow (2015):

    This is an item that will be a stunning piece in my display case.

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    5.0

    Great Colors

    By Lincoln retiree

    from Lincoln, CA

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    • Attractive Design
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    • One Of A Kind
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      • Holiday Gift
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      Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Violet-Green Swallow (2015):

      A great addition to my collection.

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      5.0

      A real beauty

      By Mawsyboy

      from London ontario

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

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

        Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Violet-Green Swallow (2015):

        Quite a colourful coin! Love how the bird is the only thing in colour

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        Specifications

        • No.143386
        • 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)