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Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014)

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Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014)

 
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$49.95 CAD
17500
Canada and US only

Unique two-dollar coin only available in this set! Order today!

One of North America's most common rabbit species, the brown and grey-coloured eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) can be found in rural and urban areas within southern Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. While gardeners and farmers may bemoan the cottontail's appetite for flowers and vegetables, animal lovers of all ages delight in the sight of this mammal with a cotton ball-like tail, as it forages and scampers through green spaces, yards and grassy fields.

Cottontails are solitary animals that are most active from dusk until dawn. Out of necessity, they're fast! Their quick bursts of speed and a zigzag running pattern is one of the species' few defence mechanisms against such predators as hawks, owls, coyotes, weasels and even humans.

Remarkably, young rabbits (known as kits) are born blind and largely hairless, with a birth weight of less than 28 grams each. In preparation for the birth, the female (or doe) creates a shallow nest in the ground and lines it with her fur. In the wild, the doe can deliver up to seven litters per year throughout her three- to five-year lifespan, with each litter averaging five kits. Despite their vulnerability at birth, these young cottontails grow quickly and by the seventh week, they're ready to venture out into the world all on their own.

A wonderful gift to begin a young person's coin collection, and a unique learning tool that teaches them about Canada's wildlife. Order yours today!

Special features:

•   Your beautifully detailed two-dollar coin is only available in this collection, which also includes Canada's other 2014 circulation coins – all bearing the distinct lined background of a specimen finish.
•   The 2014 Special Edition Specimen Set is the 5th set in the Royal Canadian Mint's young wildlife series.
•   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.
•   Your set comes protected by a customized beauty box that features the heartwarming image of two baby rabbits.
•   A striking addition to your Canadiana or nature-themed collection.
•   Mintage is limited to only 17,500 sets worldwide.

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, the image on your $2 bimetallic coin is of two young eastern cottontail rabbits that are rendered in exquisite detail in a three-quarter portrait. Kept relatively hidden by the tall grass and vegetation that surrounds them, these furry cottontails sit quietly as they take in the scents, sights and sounds of their environment.

Packaging:
Your coins come in a beautiful book-style packaging with removable lens and serialized certificate. It also includes a CD lens concept with maroon outer cover and custom beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014)
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

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    (9)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (22)
  • Good value (18)
  • Great quality (18)
  • One of A kind (14)
  • Unique (14)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift for child (17)
  • Holiday gift (11)
  • Gift (10)
  • Special occasion (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (17), Budget shopper (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (13)

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5.0

Baby Rabbits

By Brewster

from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

About Me Bargain Hunter

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

      Took to long to receive. Had my money for 2 months, but where were my coins.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Sweet bunnies will capture your heart

      By tj

      from Rhode Island, USA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Gift For Child

        Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

        This is a lovely coin set for a person who appreciates zoomorphic themed collectibles, particularly rabbits! I wish they offered the $2 coin in uncirculated rolls as well.

        The box this comes in is beautifully illustrated, and the maroon presentation case compliments the enclosed set. The finish is a matte/proof combination which shows off the detail of each coin nicely.

        Fulfillment took a while on this order, maybe due to limited availability, but shipping was fast and the order arrived three days ahead of estimates.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        A wonderful set!

        By Lady M

        from London, ON

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Gift For Child
          • Holiday Gift
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

          The specimen sets are always beautiful with their matt and shiny finishes. The baby rabbits in the
          toonie are so finely detailed and sweet.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Gifts for the Italian girlies

          By Mamsy the grandma

          from Waterloo

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Child

          Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

          I am givving these sets to my grandchildren in italy when they come to visit Canada this summer 2015.
          Very excited about such a unique gift.
          Just know they will love it very much.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Cute little bunnies

          By Sheep Man

          from Southern California

          About Me Rabbit Owner

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Cute Subject Of Course

          Cons

          • A little pricey

          Best Uses

            Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

            You can't lose with bunnies, who are super-cute and great companions right up here with cats and dogs. Price is a little steep for a non-precious metal coin... but I couldn't resist these bunnies.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Nice gift but long time coming.

            By J.N.

            from Saskatoon, SK.

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Holiday Gift
              • Special Occasion

              Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

              Very happy with the set but very disappointed in how long it took to arrive. Ordered early November (8th) and it JUST arrived in time (Dec. 18th) to reach its destination as a Christmas gift. I can understand that sometimes there are delays but I would have greatly appreciated having an update to inform me of this. There was no word at all until I phoned the Mint in late November. My online account just continued to read that it was "processing." The set still arrived a week past the date I was given on the phone. The only time I received notification of a delay was an email that came in the day AFTER my gift finally arrived. Communication regarding the status of my order was definitely poor. I would recommend this item but with the warning to order VERY much ahead of when you want it. I thought I had done so but was still scrambling at the last minute.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Very cute set. Great Spec. Set.

              By art lover

              from Skokie

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Cute
              • Great Quality
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Child
              • Special Occasion

              Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

              The coin that featured the bunnies ranks among the cutest base-metal coins produced for a mint set. The image is clean, crisp, and not too busy. Great item for a older school child interested in coins. Great starter set for a new hobby. If you collect yearly sets, it's great. --But for a few dollars more, I would recommend one of the limited edition coins over one of the proof sets.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Great gifts

              By KEEPONWALKIN

              from SEVERN BRIDGE

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great Easy To Give
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Expensive Gift Shipping

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Child
              • Holiday Gift
              • Special Occasion

              Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

              This gift is easy to give year after year for children

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Very unique set!

              By Mac

              from Colorado Springs, Colorado

              About Me Quality Driven

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • One Of A Kind

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

                Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

                To be able to pass this set on to grandchild is my desire that the love of animal life be instilled into the child''s upbringing .

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                grandkids score

                By zeke

                from victoria bc

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Child

                  Comments about Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014):

                  Hopefully with these gifts the grandchildren begin to enjoy the quality of the art in the coins and the joy of collecting

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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