6-Coin Specimen Set – Greater Sage-Grouse

6-Coin Specimen Set – Gre...

$59.95 CAD

6-Coin Specimen Set – Greater Sage-Grouse

N/A 2023 Mintage 30,000

6-Coin Specimen Set – Greater Sage-Grouse

N/A 2023 Mintage 30,000
$59.95 CAD
Masters Club: 600 Status: CAN & US shipping only
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Shipping: Expected to be shipped on Apr 25

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Features

A world exclusive
Limited-edition specimen dollar

Specifications

Product Number 206339
Mintage 30,000
Finish Specimen
Packaging Book-style packaging with removable lens
Series Set

Composition Three-ply brass plated steel
Weight 6.27 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Edge Plain
Artist David Caesar (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Composition Outer ring: Nickel-plated steel, Inner core: Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
Weight 6.99 g
Diameter 28 mm
Edge Interrupted serrations
Artist Brent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Composition Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight 6.9 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Edge Reeded
Artist Cathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Composition Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Edge Reeded
Artist Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Composition Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight 1.75 g
Diameter 18.03 mm
Edge Reeded
Artist Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Composition Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight 3.95 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Edge Plain
Artist G. E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Design & Artist

David Caesar, Artist

Drawing and painting the birds of Canada has been a passion of mine for many years now. While climate change is a looming crisis, the loss of species diversity is, arguably, even more urgent. The startling appearance of the greater sage-grouse is an invaluable reminder to us that this diversity is remarkably wide, wonderful and sacred.

David Caesar, Artist

Colleen Baird, Senior Manager, Animal Care, Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

We are extremely proud to lead Canada’s only reintroduction breeding program for the greater sage-grouse along with our dedicated partners. With less than 250 individuals left in the wild, this prairie bird urgently needs our help, and we are up for the challenge. From young chicks to adults out in the wild, our team is supporting the grouse through conservation breeding, reintroduction, and monitoring, so that the greater sage-grouse can call the prairies home once again.

Colleen Baird, Senior Manager, Animal Care, Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

Don McKinnon, Conservation Research Population Ecologist, Wilder Institute

Standing out in the sagebrush sea of Alberta and Saskatchewan, I cannot imagine the landscape without this iconic species. Greater sage-grouse are part of our Canadian heritage, a key component of our prairie ecosystem and one of our nation’s most endangered species. While they still face many challenges and we know that success is not guaranteed, by continuing with scientific research, management actions and collaboration with others, our path forward shows promise.

Don McKinnon, Conservation Research Population Ecologist, Wilder Institute

Suzanne Kasnakian, Product Manager, Royal Canadian Mint

It was a pleasure to uncover this prairie species, the greater sage-grouse. Introducing this conservation story to Canadians sheds light on the efforts to preserve this beautiful bird for future generations. I want to thank the team at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo for their support in telling this story.

Suzanne Kasnakian, Product Manager, Royal Canadian Mint

Matt Bowen, Engraver

This is such a great series for an engraver! The specimen dollar has a fairly low relief of 0.15mm and minimal frosting, so the sculpting needs to be both realistic and artistic. With its puffed downy chest and complex camouflage, the Greater Sage Grouse is a wonderful example of this, because we use a change in height to depict the feather markings. It was definitely a challenging project, but among my favourites of the year.

Matt Bowen, Engraver

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