Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015)

Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015)

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Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015)

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$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 30,000
Canada and US only

40 PERCENT REDUCTION IN MINTAGE! Hurry and order yours today!

Celebrating the beauty of Canada's diverse bird population by commemorating one of its most recognisable species: the blue jay.

A welcome addition to a coin set collection, or as a gift to someone to start theirs. Order your set today!

Special features:
•     40 PERCENT REDUCTION IN MINTAGE! This year's mintage is only 30,000—a 40% lower mintage from the previous year! Hurry and order yours today!
•     As with all Canadian “loonies,” your unique coin—only found in this set—features an 11-sided shape and raised edging.
•     Your specimen coin set is only one of two annual opportunities for you to own a complete specimen set.
•     Exceptional packaging includes removable lens to enhance your enjoyment of the set.
•     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 the 2015 Specimen Set of Canadian coins features a blue jay perched on a tree branch enjoying a beautiful sunny day in a natural setting. Viewed from the rear, its distinctive spotted plumage along its wings and broad tail are prominently displayed. Always inquisitive, the blue jay has its head turned to the right, which affords the viewer a glimpse of its facial features and distinctive crest atop the blue jay's head.

Packaging:
Your specimen set comes in book-style packaging with removable lens and a serialized certificate. It also includes a CD lens concept with maroon outer cover and black beauty box.

Order your set today!

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Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015)
 
4.5

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (49)
  • Good value (41)
  • Great quality (40)
  • Unique (32)
  • One of A kind (23)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Difficult to personalize (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (29)
  • Gift for child (25)
  • Special occasion (17)
  • Holiday gift (11)
  • Collection (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (34), Budget shopper (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41), Yes (17)

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5.0

Remembrance Day

By Harold

from North portal, sk

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Child

    Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

    Grand kids. A keep sake to remember days past.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I love it

    By Yudong

    from Mississauga ,ON

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

    I like the design

     
    5.0

    Blue jay coin is as nice as the real thing.

    By Harold

    from North portal, sk

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Child

      Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

      Not much to say except it is a beautiful coin. Art work is wonderful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice!

      By Slugger

      from Etobicoke On.

      About Me Bargain Hunter

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

        I am really interested in the designs that the Mint has come up with for the design of the coins!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Tremendous value & quality workmanship.

        By Bob

        from White Rock, BC

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Holiday Gift

          Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

          This is an ideal gift. The workmanship in each of the coins is excellent, each coin is very unique and the presentation box is the icing on the cake!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice, Very Nice

          By Lonny

          from Willowick Ohio

          About Me I collect coins, I Once Had A Pet Blue Jay

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • Nice case
          • One Of A Kind
          • Packaged very well
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Angry Wife
            • Collector
            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child
            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion
            • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

            Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

            I love to collect silver coins, but when I saw this, I had to have it. When I got it, I knew I made the right decision. It is in a very nice case, with plexiglass on both sides to protect the coins, and it is in a handsome "book" style case with felt on the inside of the covers. I love it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love It

            By Reet

            from Toronto, Ontario

            About Me Bargain Hunter

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

                love it

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Blue Jay

                By Reet

                from Toronto, Ontario

                About Me Bargain Hunter

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

                Very detailed, collect

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A great Investment

                By Uncle Bob

                from Richmond BC

                About Me Enjoy Collecting I, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • I Like All The Mint Coins

                Best Uses

                • Collect Only Don't Sell

                Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

                I keep them I don't sell them. It is our History

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                nicely packaged

                By RJ

                from Markham, ON

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

                Comments about Specimen Set - Blue Jay (2015):

                Purchased sets for my children at their birth and now on to doing the same for grandchildren

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                • Q:

                  Is the mint going to make a specimen set for 2016?
                  Asked on 1/11/2016 by liljoe from Chase BC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hi liljoe,

                    The Royal Canadian Mint typically releases a specimen set annually, usually within the first few months of each year. I am not permitted to disclose exactly when it will be released or what the theme is, so I recommend you sign up to receive emails from us. You may do so by entering your email address on Mint.ca (email sign-up box is at the top of most pages).

                    Answered on 1/14/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                • Q:

                  Are there commemorative coins from the year 1965 available?
                  Asked on 12/15/2015 by Alan from Calgary

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                  how can I get a set?
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                Specifications

                • No.133241

                2 dollars

                • Composition outer ring: three-ply nickel finish plated steel; inner core: brass-plated aluminum bronze
                • Finish specimen
                • Weight (g) 7.3
                • Diameter (mm) 28.03
                • Edgeinterrupted serrations
                • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                1 dollar

                • Composition nickel electroplated with bronze
                • Finish specimen
                • Weight (g) 7
                • Diameter (mm) 26.5
                • Edgeplain
                • ArtistEdward Spera (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
                • ArtistEmmanuel 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)