6-Coin Specimen Set - Snow Goose (2017)
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6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017)

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6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017)

$51.95 CAD
Mintage: 30,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only
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Includes classic coin designs! An affordable set! Order today!

The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. To honour this historic occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint's 2017 specimen set pays tribute to a Canadian icon with a one-dollar coin featuring the beloved snow goose in a dramatic pose, preparing to land on a quiet northern lake.

A fine collectible for birdwatchers and an affordable way to inspire a budding collector! Order your 6-coin specimen set today!

Special features:
  • INCLUDES CLASSIC COIN DESIGNS! Yours is a limited opportunity to collect these classic designs (polar bear, Canada's Coat of Arms, caribou, Bluenose, beaver) issued in 2017, since the Royal Canadian Mint will not be placing them into circulation.
  • CELEBRATE CANADA! Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation with this gorgeous Canadian 6-coin set!
  • ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS SET! As with all Canadian "loonies," your snow goose coin—only found in this set—features an 11-sided shape and raised edging.
  • SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The set comes in book-style packaging with a serialized certificate and a removable lens, which allows collectors to enjoy and proudly showcase the set.
  • UNIQUE COIN FINISH! The finish on your coins combines brilliant and frosted relief over a lined background. No other mint in the world offers coins with this kind of finish.

Design:

The one-dollar coin in your 2017 specimen set features a snow goose in flight. The dramatic image, designed by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks, presents the goose from above with its wings flapped forward as it prepares to land on a lake below. The engravers' expert technique brings to life every detail of the stunning outspread wings, large-billed face, and strong body. The wings seem to encircle an outcropping of snow-capped evergreens on the shore below. As with all Canadian "loonies," this exceptionally well-designed image is framed by the loonie's characteristic 11-sided circumference.

Did you know…
  • Chen caerulescens—the snow goose—is one of the most common waterfowl species in North America. A large bird—about 69 to 83 centimetres, head to tail, with a wingspan of about 138 centimetres—the snow goose is primarily white, with a striking band of black feathers at the tips of its wings. It has a pink bill that is lined with black lip-like markings. A genetic variant (or morph) of the snow goose, known as the "blue goose," has a brown body with blue-tipped wings and a white head and underbelly.
  • Snow geese are migratory, travelling in flocks that can sometimes number in the hundreds of thousands. They breed in nesting colonies on the tundra of the Canadian Arctic in western, central, and eastern populations. Their preferred breeding habitat is not far from ocean coastline near shallow bodies of water like streams, ponds, or marshes where they can easily find grasses, sedges, and forbs to eat.
  • The snow goose nests on the ground, with the female selecting a site that is likely to stay dry during the spring melt. Here, she will dig out a small divot which she then lines with grasses, twigs, leaves, and lots of down from her breast. The finished nest may be up to two metres in diameter. Once she has laid her clutch of between two and six eggs, she stays on her nest for about 21 hours each day, with her lifelong mate keeping an eye out for predators.
  • The migratory period in the autumn and spring, along with overwintering in various locations across the United States, brings an entirely different pace to the snow goose's life. Snow geese can make continuous flights of up to 1,000 kilometres and fly at speeds of up to 95 kilometres per hour, though they average about 55 kilometres per hour.
  • One of the reasons for the goose's proliferation is access to increased food supplies (corn and grain) in agricultural lands during migration and the winter. Snow geese will noisily descend in the thousands on farm fields along their flyway. They also prefer wetlands, lakes, and marshes along their migratory paths. They winter in open areas, preferring to be slightly inland but often not far from the east and west coasts of the United States.
  • When they are moulting and cannot fly, snow geese are excellent runners who can outrun many predators. Shortly after they hatch, goslings are "precocious," which means that they walk for the first few weeks of their lives, typically from the first day.
  • Snow geese flocks will assign lookouts to watch for the birds' many predators, which include various species of gulls, owls, jaegers, eagles, ravens, foxes, bears, and wolves.

Packaging:

Your specimen set comes in elegant book-style packaging, with removable lens, that complements your beautiful coins.

Order your specimen set today!

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6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017)
 
4.6

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Mint condition (45)
  • Displays well (43)
  • Authentic (42)
  • Detailed (37)
  • Rare (4)

Cons

  • Common (5)

Best Uses

  • Hobby (38)
  • Adults (33)
  • Memorabilia (25)
  • Lifetime (20)
  • Older children (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (38), Grandparent (28), Parent of two or more children (11), Education oriented (9), Working parent (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44), Yes (10)

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5.0

Great gift!

By Rubik

from Des Moines, IA

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Displays Well

Cons

  • getting expensive...two or four different sets

Best Uses

  • Hobby
  • Memorabilia

Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

I love collecting these coins, although I am going to have to stop buying this type of set due to expense.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Love the yearly specimen set

By JohnBigDaddyCool

from Vancouver, BC

About Me Collector, Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Displays Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lifetime
    • Memorabilia

    Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

    I like the yearly specimen set and that a new bird gets added to the mix.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    yes

    By cheriwil

    from kamloopc bc

    About Me Collector, Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Detailed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Hobby
      • Memorabilia

      Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

      hobby

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Addsed to prevois comment

      By Rickinricky

      from Stettler, Alberta

      About Me Collector

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

      • The coins are getting to unrealilistic-not money

      Best Uses

      • Hobby

      Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

      Like I tried to relay above need to go back to there roots. Make it money again not cartoons or outer space. I like to no there is value. Hard to picture when you have bugs bunny on a coin. Has kind of taken my interest away after 44 years of buying. Now I go through just to see how stupid the coins are.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      I have been buying from the mint for 44 years, It has always

      By Rockinricky

      from Stettler, Alberta

      About Me Collector

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

      • Common

      Best Uses

      • Hobby

      Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

      I use them as my quiet time to sit and remember. Also to show other family and friends

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      i would recommend this item as a good buy.

      By jack

      from everett,ma.02149

      About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • excellent display case provided.
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Hobby
        • Lifetime
        • Older Children
        • Teens

        Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

        an excellent item to for all occassions,the packaging was as good as what I obtain from the US Mint;very impressed.jack

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good product

        By glork

        from Muskoka Canada

        About Me Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

            Gift for daughter.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017)

            By n/a

            from Toronto

            About Me Grandparent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults

              Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

              Very pleased with the Proof finish. I'm not keen on Specimen finishes

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Possibly in the future depending on availability

              By Krafty1

              from Saskatoon Saskatchewan

              About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Mint Condition

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Hobby
                • Memorabilia

                Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

                Will be a nice legacy for my family

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Love it

                By Carebear66

                from Grande Prairie, AB Canada

                About Me Grandparent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Displays Well
                • Mint Condition

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Young Children

                  Comments about 6-Coin Specimen Set – Snow Goose (2017):

                  Bought it for my granddaughter who will be born end of May

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  • Q:

                    I like to order one set 2017 but is it still possible to buy one set from the year 2010?
                    Asked on 4/30/2017 by Mark the spark from Oshawa, Ontario

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Do you carry 6 piece collector sets of each year? I am looking for a set from 2006.
                    Asked on 4/19/2017 by Sally from West Vancouver, BC

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Does this Snow Goose sey come with the display caes
                    Asked on 3/28/2017 by woody from Belleville Ontario

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Woody,

                      This product comes in elegant book-style packaging, with removable lens, that complements your beautiful coins.

                      Answered on 3/28/2017 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    Did the Mint stop making the regular Proof Loonies? Havent seen one since about 2011?
                    Asked on 3/13/2017 by chevy from Cornwall ont. Canada

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    When will the snow goose be in circulation?
                    Asked on 2/24/2017 by Gleaner from Regina,SK>

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Gleaner,

                      The 2017 Specimen $1 coin featuring the Snow Goose is only available in this set. It will not be released into circulation.

                      Answered on 2/24/2017 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    Will the snow goose coin be out for sale by it's self?
                    Asked on 2/23/2017 by Gleaner from Regina , SK.

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hello and thank you for your question!

                      The 2017 Specimen $1 featuring the Snow Goose is only available in this set. It is not sold as a single.

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 2/24/2017 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    What is an error piece and how is it detected?
                    Asked on 2/20/2017 by Denny D from Vancouver BC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hello and thank you for your question!
                      Our quality control process detects coins which do not conform to specified standards and rejects them before they are packaged and sold to the public. A definition of a numismatic error can be found in numismatic journals or catalogues. The Mint publishes no such definition.

                      Answered on 2/20/2017 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
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                  Specifications

                  • No.156169

                  2 dollars

                  • Composition outer ring: three-ply nickel finish plated steel; inner core: brass-plated aluminum bronze
                  • Finish specimen
                  • Weight (g) 6.99
                  • Diameter (mm) 28
                  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
                  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                  1 dollar

                  • Composition brass plated steel
                  • Finish specimen
                  • Weight (g) 6.27
                  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
                  • Edgeplain
                  • ArtistDerek C. Wicks (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                  50 cents

                  • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
                  • Finish specimen
                  • Weight (g) 6.9
                  • Diameter (mm) 27.13
                  • Edgereeded
                  • ArtistThomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                  25 cents

                  • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
                  • Finish specimen
                  • Weight (g) 4.4
                  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
                  • Edgereeded
                  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                  10 cents

                  • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
                  • Finish specimen
                  • Weight (g) 1.75
                  • Diameter (mm) 18.06
                  • Edgereeded
                  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                  5 cents

                  • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
                  • Finish specimen
                  • Weight (g) 3.95
                  • Diameter (mm) 21.2
                  • Edgeplain
                  • ArtistG.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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