1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Birds Among Nature's Colours: Northern Flicker (2017)

1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Birds Among Nature's Colours: Northern Flicker (2017)

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

UNIQUE! Showcases a beautifully engraved bird in its colourful Canadian habitat! Order today!

Like other members of the woodpecker family, the northern flicker is known for its loud drumming and a rolling call. But if you're hoping to spy one in the wild, you may want to look down as this bird spends a lot of time foraging for insects (especially ants). Engraved in outstanding detail on the coin, this migratory species is depicted at home in Canada's forests, often where flowering trilliums evoke the colours of spring!

An ideal gift for a bird lover and a fun addition to your existing coin display! Order today!

Special features:
  • SECOND IN THE SERIES! Your coin is the second in the five-coin series that showcases a beautifully engraved bird in its colourful Canadian habitat.
  • UNIQUE FROM PREVIOUS BIRD-THEMED COINS! Gorgeous colour highlights the foreground and background, while the image of the bird allows the pure silver colour to shine through, creating a unique viewing experience as the bird almost appears to be silhouetted against the bright imagery around it.
  • ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A 5-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! Subscribe today and receive a FREE collector case with your first coin! Each of your coins fit in a beautiful custom paperboard box that is as colourful as each of your coins in the subscription. Lift the lid to uncover a delightful surprise: it doubles as a music box—complete with a musical element that recreates a bird song!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.


Designed by Canadian artist Jean-Charles Daumas, your coin captures the delicate beauty of springtime in Canada's many forests. Returning to its breeding range after wintering in the south, the northern flicker is positioned vertically on a tree limb to allow a full view of its distinctively patterned plumage. Intricate engraving captures its likeness in outstanding detail, from the relatively long bill to the darker markings on its tail and upper wing feathers. Towards the base of the tree, selective colour adds a bright splash of colour to the woodland scene. Red, green, yellow and white paint beautifully recreate the three-leaf clusters of red trillium (Trillium erectum) and white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), which carpet the forest floor each April and May.


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

Order today!



  • No.156232
  • Mintage15,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistJean-Charles Daumas (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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