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

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

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

$64.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
Canada and US only
81% SOLD!

An ideal gift for someone who enjoys birds!

Smaller than a crow but larger than a robin, the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is instantly recognised by birdwatchers young and old thanks to its near-exotic, blue-hued plumage. And given the jay’s loud cry, its scientific name—which means “crested, blue chattering bird”—seems particularly fitting! This intelligent bird is one of Canada’s most beloved songbirds, and its beauty is forever immortalised in this stunning coin.

The blue jay can be found happily nesting in both the wooded urban areas and mixed-wood forests of central Alberta to southern Ontario, and eastward through the Atlantic provinces. Its calls are part of the rich woodland sounds that further add to Canada’s natural beauty!

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Special features:
•  The third 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.
•  This coin offers a detailed depiction of a bue jay, whose bright colouring has long enchanted bird-watchers and nature lovers from Alberta to Newfoundland and Labrador.
•  Your coin was designed by award-winning artist Derek C. Wicks, twice named National Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited.
•  A thoughtful gift for bird-watchers, art appreciators, and anyone who admires the timeless beauty of the wildlife.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Your coin features a side profile image of a blue jay, which allows for an optimal view of the bird’s contrasting feather patterns that make it so unique. The blue hue for which the jay is famous for is recreated with selective colour that enhances the coin’s detailed engraving, including the meticulously rendered pear tree blossoms that surround the colourful songbird.

Did you know…
•  As a member of the crow family of birds, or Corvidae, the blue jay boasts an ancient lineage—corvids have been found in fossils that date back to 25 million years.
•  The blue jay feasts upon acorns—so much so that it is thought to be responsible for the spread of oak trees after the last glacial period!
•  You can tell the jay’s mood by the position of the crest atop its head: if it’s feeling excited, surprised or aggressive, the crest will rise prominently; if it is frightened, it will bristle out like a brush; and if feeding peacefully or tending to nestlings, the crest will lay flat on its head.

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

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This coin has a great look


Great results and much appreciated


Bracebridge Ontario


Excellent coin


Wonderful coin.


Ottawa Ontario


I would buy a similar coin again.


The Blue Jay coin was a gift for our grandson who is a avid fan of the blue jays, he was really impressed and pleased with it.


Alberta Canada


I definitely recommend this coin for any collection


A beautiful stunning coin the detail and colour are just gorgeous!


Toronto ON


Beautiful coin, Canadian theme.






Toronto Blue Jays fan!


Bought this for my husband who is a Toronto Blue Jays fan! I like to give coins as gifts, as it is more interesting and collectable and has value as money or a collectable or as silver, so it's a win-win gift!


Pickering, ON


Nice coin set


This coin set is one of a kind! It's amaizind, the sound of the birds when you opening it will take you away from the big "cities" into the forest, more than a collection or investment, it's a great way to learn about nature!


Connecticut U.S.A.


Beautiful Bird


I love the artistry and detail!

Bumble Bee



very well done


I really like this bird to represent our nation.


StAlbert, Alberta


Not my Jay


I see an iridescent high quality paint job advertised. All the other songbirds, especially the cardinal are painted by a master but my blue jay could pass for a sticker. I would recommend all the other songbirds as works of art but the Jay doesn't fly so high. Stop making tacky boxes that don't fit the coins. I didn't get a singing box but saw one. A great box for dropping coins on the floor. Its not funny.

Brent O"L

Cape Breton


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

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is this part of a set? Is the entire set still available. How many coins in the set Colourful songbirds of Canada


Hi whatsajokejo, Yes this Blue Jay coin was part of the "1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured 5-Coin Subscription - Colourful Songbirds of Canada (2015)", item # 145519. There are 5 coins in this subscription. Although we're not selling this any longer, some of our authorized coin dealers do. Here's the link to our dealer locator page; http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/numismatic-dealer-locator-1400026


What material is the bird made out of ?


Good afternoon Jon, the coin is made of 99.99% pure silver with selective colouring on the bird.

Melanie (Product Team)

Is this coin, one of a series of bird coins? Thanks Daryle. Is the coin still availabe fotr purchase.


Thank you for your question. The Blue Jay coin is part of the Colourful Songbirds of Canada series and it is still available for purchase.

Frances (Product Team)

Is it true the colour will fade over time?


Hi Mo, The colour should not fade over time. After the selective colouring process is complete a protective lacquer is applied on each coin. And each coin comes encased in a protective capsule.


What is the meaning of 15,000 mintage?


Hi Mo, The mintage is the maximum number that will ever be produced. So there will be 15,000 or less "1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (2015)" ever produced.



  • No.142400
  • 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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