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Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014)

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Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014)

 
$29.95 CAD
17500
Canada and US only

Previous coin sold out!

The glorious scarlet tanager is one of the easiest birds to identify across the mixed forests of eastern Canada. The male is especially impressive with its striking scarlet body, black wings and black tail. The females are yellow-green with grey-black wings.

This beautiful bird changes colour for its winter migration to South America. The male's late-summer moult results in a significant transformation as he trades his crimson plumage for the same olive-yellow tint as the female, but keeps his black wings and tail.

The scarlet tanager builds its nests in the forest canopy, on the upper and outermost branches of oaks, beech, hemlocks, and occasionally poplar and birch. This pretty songbird prefers fairly large forests with lots of large trees, but Canadians can occasionally catch a glimpse of the scarlet tanager's red or yellow feathers in backyard gardens or parks during spring and fall migration.

A beautiful gift for people who love birds, natural imagery, exquisite natural artwork and Canadian themes. Order yours today!

Special features:
•  The 14th and last coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's renowned Birds of Canada series. This painted coin beautifully portrays the gorgeous colouring and feather detail of the elusive scarlet tanager.
•  The coin's vivid colour and minute detailing in multiple finishes showcases the unmatched talent of Royal Canadian Mint engraving art and coin-making technology.
•  Features an original image painted by Canadian nature artist Pierre Leduc.
•  An excellent addition to any nature-focused or Canadiana collection.
•  A beautiful gift for people who love birds, natural imagery, exquisite natural artwork and Canadian themes.

Design:
This stunning coin features a full-body colour portrait of a male scarlet tanager lifting off from a bough of bright green oak leaves, as it spreads its wings and tail-feathers to stunning effect. The intense red colouring of its small, round body is intensified by the shiny blue-black of its wings and tail. Its small beak and bright black eyes seem to be fixed on invisible prey hovering just beyond the coin's right edge. The bird's glinting feathers and the delicately textured oak leaves are rendered in exquisite detail.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Royal Canadian MintScarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014)
 
4.7

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (59)
  • Great quality (41)
  • Unique (36)
  • Good value (32)
  • One of A kind (24)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift (32)
  • Gift for child (21)
  • Holiday gift (17)
  • Special occasion (15)
  • Wedding gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (37), Budget shopper (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52), Yes (13)

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5.0

Love those coloured birds

By Jack's pal

from Dunchurch, Ontario

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

      I have been collecting the Birds of Canada $0.25 coloured coins since they were first minted and offered for sale. I was originally under the impression that the series was to be only 4 coins but am pleased that the mint decided to expand the series and am glad to say that I have the complete 14 coin set and the bonus is that the coins are steadily increasing in value even though that is not the reason I started collecting them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      One of the nicest

      By Dragn

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult

        Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

        I have the whole collection

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Nice colection

        By Sylvain

        from Orleans

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

          Collection

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Very attractive coin. Beautiful package

          By Jay

          from Hilton Head South Carolina, USA

          About Me Frugal Collector

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For personal collection

            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

            Collection is for Grand Children who will be happy to have
            the coin some day.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Excellent

            By 597

            from London Ontario

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

                Excellent

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Coin

                By The grouchy fish

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Great Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

                  I hope this isn't the last coin to be produced in the series!
                  There are many more beautiful birds that deserve a coin of their own!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  25 cent coin

                  By Glenn

                  from Strathmore

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Gift For Child
                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

                  Loved the colours and details of this coin. May be a bit high priced

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  SCARLET TANAGER

                  By LORNE CLIFFORD

                  from RED DEER, AB.

                  About Me Bargain Hunter

                  Verified Reviewer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

                        collecting coins that are attractive and good value

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Fantastic

                        By pet sitter

                        from London, ON Canada

                        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Absolutely Vibrant Colour
                        • Attractive Design
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Quality
                        • Low Quantities Minted
                        • One Of A Kind
                        • Unique

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gift For Adult
                          • Holiday Gift
                          • Special Occasion

                          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

                          I ordered this for my Mom as she doesn't have a credit card and she is beyond thrilled at not only how quickly they arrived, but also how beautiful the Scarlet Tanager is.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Well Done!

                          By Abbey

                          from Boularderie, Nova Scotia

                          About Me Quality Driven

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • One Of A Kind

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Special Occasion

                            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Scarlet Tanager - Coloured Coin (2014):

                            A very high quality and beautiful series.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            • No.130582
                            • Mintage17500
                            • Compositioncupronickel
                            • Finishspecimen
                            • Weight (g)
                            • Diameter (mm) 35
                            • Edgeplain
                            • Certificateserialized
                            • Face value25 cents
                            • ArtistPierre Leduc (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)