1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Celebrating Canada's 150th Coin Series: Great Blue Heron (2017)

1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Celebrating Canada's 150th Coin Series: Great Blue Heron (2017)

$51.95 CAD $39.34 USD
Mintage: 25,000
Canada and US only

Gorgeous image of a blue heron in New Brunswick! Order yours today!

Canadian photographer Claude Belanger was at water's edge in Hampton, New Brunswick, when he captured this coin's image of a great blue heron. This regal-looking, expert fisher embodies the rich biodiversity of the countless waterways that are at the heart of New Brunswick's history and natural legacy.

A beautiful addition to your Canadiana coin display! Order today!

Special features:
  • AVAILABLE AS THE FOURTH COIN IN A NEW MONTHLY 13-COIN SUBSCRIPTION. If you like this coin, you will most likely enjoy all the other coins in the subscription! Subscribe* today and you'll get a FREE collector case (ships with your first coin) plus a one-year subscription** to Canadian Geographic magazine!
  • CELEBRATES CANADA'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY! As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with a stunning series that showcases Canada's iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks!
  • BASED ON UNFORGETTABLE PHOTOGRAPHS. This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs from the bi-monthly publication.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN. Your coin is GST/HST exempt.


Based on a photograph captured by Canadian photographer Claude Belanger, the reverse captures an idyllic scene along the water's edge in New Brunswick. The application of colour over the detailed engraving recreates the life-like qualities of the original photograph, in which a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) stands in the shallow water. Partially shielded by the dried grass and reeds that line the riverbank, the side-profile view showcases the long-legged bird's pointed beak, its striking blue-grey plumage, and the longer feathers on its head, wings and chest. The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.


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

Order your coin today!

* Credit card purchases only, charged upon shipment. After purchasing your first coin, you will automatically receive the subsequent coins when they are released. Coins may not be issued in the same order as listed herein. Subscription agreement may be cancelled at your request at any time with a phone call or written notice to the Royal Canadian Mint.

** Valid only with the Celebrating Canada's 150th subscription. Allow 6-8 weeks to receive your first issue.




This was a birthday gift to my 2 young granddaughters. Great keepsake.


Bewdley. Ontario




I am very please with this coin! It contains crisp detail and lovely colours.

Bumble Bea

Toronto, Ontario


Great Blue Heron


Reminds us of the lake




1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Celebrating Canada's 150th Coin Series: Great Blue Heron (2017)

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  • No.156308
  • Mintage25,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistClaude Belanger (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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