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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)

Archived
$64.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

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.

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

we do enjoy buying through Royal Mint.

5

added to our collection. for our and grandchildren eyes only

none

Saskatchewan

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Very high quality

5

Just to gloat over.

Louise

Edmonton Alberta

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The blue jay

5

This is a beautiful coin. The colour is amazing. It will be a very eye catching gift. The recipient will be very impressed.

Heathernicegal

Pembroke, Ontario

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love bluejays

5

I love birds and bluejays are my favored

Mona

Ontario

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Blue Jay

5

It was a gift for my granddaughter who loves birds.

chris

NS

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Beautiful gift for my son!

5

I'm so glad I caught this before it vanished. It arrived faster than I expected. The bluejay is finely detailed and very beautiful. I cannot wait to present this to my little boy for his memory box.

Coin Somewhere?

Ontario, CA

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Nice coin

5

Good details!

BWK

Guelph Canada

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I love this coin

5

Absolutely brilliant colours on this gleaming coin

Mike C

Oshawa, Canada

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I would buy this again

5

I bought this coin for a gift.....was greatly appreciated

Pointgirl

East Coast NL

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Great coin it qas a gift he loves it.

5

This is to add to a collection.

Sharon

Edmonton, AB

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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

whatsajokejo

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

Chad

What material is the bird made out of ?

Jon

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.

Boxer

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?

Mo

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.

Chad

What is the meaning of 15,000 mintage?

Mo

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.

Chad

Specifications

  • 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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