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6-Coin Specimen Set - Pileated Woodpecker (2019)

6-Coin Specimen Set - Pileated Woodpecker (2019)

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

Inspire a child's or grandchild’s coin collecting interest with this beautiful 6-coin set today!

Sporting a crest that’s as red as Canada’s flag, the pileated woodpecker plays an important role in maintaining the health of our forests. The hard-working bird is the latest species showcased in our annual specimen set, which features a set-exclusive dollar and a world-exclusive specimen finish.

Your stunning pileated woodpecker coin is exclusive to this 6-coin specimen set! Order today!

Special features:
  • RARELY SEEN! Your 2019 set includes a 50-cent coin in a specimen finish! Exclusive to this set!
  • A CONTINUING TRADITION! The specimen set has featured a different bird species each year since 2008. The 2019 edition continues this longstanding tradition by showcasing the pileated woodpecker, a favourite of Canadian birders and nature enthusiasts.
  • ONLY AVAILABLE AS PART OF THIS SET! The bird-themed dollar coin is exclusive to this 2019 specimen set.
  • A WORLD-EXCLUSIVE FINISH! All six coins feature a specimen finish, which combines brilliant and frosted relief over a lined specimen background. The Royal Canadian Mint is the only mint to offer an annual set in an exclusive specimen finish.
  • SIX COINS, ONE COMPLETE SET! The set contains a total of six Canadian coins. It features the 2019 designs for the 2-dollar, 50-cent, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent circulation coins, along with a special edition 1-dollar coin.
  • BOOK-STYLE PACKAGING! As in previous years, all six coins are elegantly presented in book-style packaging with a removable lens.

$1 coin design:

On your special dollar coin, the artist Jean-Charles Daumas was inspired by one of his own photographs. The side-profile view of the pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) shows it vertically scaling an oak tree, where it uses its chisel-like bill to widen an oblong-shaped cavity in the trunk. The reverse includes the word “CANADA”, the year “2019” and the face value, “DOLLAR”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • The pileated woodpecker is the largest of the 13 woodpecker species found in Canada.
  • Ants make up a large part of the woodpecker’s diet—anywhere from 40% to 97%.
  • Excavating a nest cavity can take up to 6 weeks and it is rarely re-used. Once the hole is large enough, the woodpecker climbs in and chips away from the inside, then lines the cavity with wood chips.
  • The woodpecker uses its long neck to pull back from the tree before each blow, and uses its feet to increase the strike force. A sticky, barbed tongue allows the bird to extract its insect prey, which includes wood-boring insects that can potentially threaten the health of our forests.


Your specimen set comes in elegant book-style packaging, with removable lens, that complements your beautiful coins.

Keep your collection up to date with these 2019 coins!

The affordable set also makes a great gift—it is an easy way to share your passion and interests by starting a young person on their collecting journey!

Order today!


Great product


Keepsake for generations to come

Bo knows

Toronto , Ontario


We purchase a specimen and proof set annually


Saving to pass them along to generations for years to come.


Victoria, BC

2019 Coin Set


Really like the Woodpecker on the Loonie. Was wondering if the Loonie will be circulated?


Red Deer, AB


I will buy new issues as they become available


These items are always bought by me as gifts

Pat`s Mom



Beautiful set!


Added to my collection




Addition to collection


This has been added to my collection.


Kitscoty, Alberta


2019 Specimen Set - The Pileated Woodpecker


Bought them for gifts for my grandchildren. The packaging looks great was expecting some cheap packaging but nice soft cover. It looks very expense but was very reasonable.

Little Grandma

Carman, Manitoba


6-Coin Specimen Set - Pileated Woodpecker (2019)


Amazing presentation and collection style display! Quick shipping.






very nice packaging


dartmouth ns









4.5 33


is this only for kids


Hello Al and thank you for asking. This item is for everyone.


Hello, Are there any other bird coin sets such as this either than the Woodpecker and the Burrowed Owl?


I believe the "bird" series started in 2003 and have continued to present year. That's 16 sets so far and my hopes are that they still continue. Although some years are very harder to find, you can still find them out there. All the dollar coins have Canadian birds from owls, geese, swans etc. I think it is one of the best series minted by RCM


Hello and thank you for asking. We only have the 2018 and 2019 Specimen Sets available. You may be able to find previous years with coin dealers.


Is this a regular cdn dollar coin or is this a .999 silver coin or what metal & % please? Tthank you.


Hello Fran and thank you for asking. The composition of the $1 coin is of a three-ply brass finish plated steel.


Where do I find the promotional code?


Hello Marilyn and thank you for asking. Promotional codes are sent via emails or seen on advertisements when available. We do not offer promotional codes on a regular basis.



  • No.170696

1 dollar

  • CompositionThree-ply brass finish plated steel
  • Finishspecimen
  • Weight (g) 6.27
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistJean-Charles Daumas (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

2 dollars

  • Compositionouter ring: three-ply nickel finish plated steel; inner core: brass-plated aluminum bronze
  • Finishspecimen
  • Weight (g) 6.99
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

50 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishspecimen
  • Weight (g) 6.9
  • Diameter (mm) 27.13
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistCathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

25 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishspecimen
  • Weight (g) 4.4
  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

10 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishspecimen
  • Weight (g) 1.75
  • Diameter (mm) 18.06
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

5 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishspecimen
  • Weight (g) 3.95
  • Diameter (mm) 21.2
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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