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 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Mint condition (43)
  • Authentic (40)
  • Displays well (39)
  • Detailed (33)
  • Rare (4)

Cons

  • Common (4)

Best Uses

  • Hobby (34)
  • Adults (32)
  • Memorabilia (22)
  • Lifetime (19)
  • Older children (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (33), Grandparent (27), Parent of two or more children (11), Education oriented (9), Working parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39), Yes (10)

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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
               
              5.0

              i did buy this set

              By HENRY

              from ottawa, ontario, canada

              About Me Collector, Education Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • great addition to anyone's collection
              • Mint Condition
              • Rare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Hobby
                • Lifetime
                • Memorabilia

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

                great part of one's collection for 2017
                this set should increase in value and be kept within a family for generations

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Excellent set!

                By Grady

                from Ontario

                About Me Grandparent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Authentic

                Cons

                • Common

                Best Uses

                • Hobby

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

                Good set

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By RHC47

                from Calgary

                About Me Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well
                • Mint Condition

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Hobby
                  • Lifetime
                  • Older Children
                  • Teens

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

                  Excellent product for all Canadians

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent set. Will buy the 2018 set when it's available

                  By Tom

                  from Columbia, TN.

                  About Me Collector, Grandparent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Authentic
                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well
                  • Mint Condition

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Hobby
                    • Older Children

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

                    Will add it to my collection of other specimen sets.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    3.0

                    yes

                    By none

                    from N.J.

                    About Me Collector

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Authentic
                    • Detailed
                    • Displays Well
                    • Mint Condition

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Hobby
                      • Memorabilia

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

                      nice

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • 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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