Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014)

Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 17,500
Canada and US only

Unique two-dollar coin only available in this set! Order today!

One of North America's most common rabbit species, the brown and grey-coloured eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) can be found in rural and urban areas within southern Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. While gardeners and farmers may bemoan the cottontail's appetite for flowers and vegetables, animal lovers of all ages delight in the sight of this mammal with a cotton ball-like tail, as it forages and scampers through green spaces, yards and grassy fields.

Cottontails are solitary animals that are most active from dusk until dawn. Out of necessity, they're fast! Their quick bursts of speed and a zigzag running pattern is one of the species' few defence mechanisms against such predators as hawks, owls, coyotes, weasels and even humans.

Remarkably, young rabbits (known as kits) are born blind and largely hairless, with a birth weight of less than 28 grams each. In preparation for the birth, the female (or doe) creates a shallow nest in the ground and lines it with her fur. In the wild, the doe can deliver up to seven litters per year throughout her three- to five-year lifespan, with each litter averaging five kits. Despite their vulnerability at birth, these young cottontails grow quickly and by the seventh week, they're ready to venture out into the world all on their own.

A wonderful gift to begin a young person's coin collection, and a unique learning tool that teaches them about Canada's wildlife. Order yours today!

Special features:

•   Your beautifully detailed two-dollar coin is only available in this collection, which also includes Canada's other 2014 circulation coins – all bearing the distinct lined background of a specimen finish.
•   The 2014 Special Edition Specimen Set is the 5th set in the Royal Canadian Mint's young wildlife series.
•   The finish on your coins combines brilliant and frosted relief over a lined background. No other mint in the world offers coins with this kind of finish.
•   Your set comes protected by a customized beauty box that features the heartwarming image of two baby rabbits.
•   A striking addition to your Canadiana or nature-themed collection.
•   Mintage is limited to only 17,500 sets worldwide.

Designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, the image on your $2 bimetallic coin is of two young eastern cottontail rabbits that are rendered in exquisite detail in a three-quarter portrait. Kept relatively hidden by the tall grass and vegetation that surrounds them, these furry cottontails sit quietly as they take in the scents, sights and sounds of their environment.

Your coins come in a beautiful book-style packaging with removable lens and serialized certificate. It also includes a CD lens concept with maroon outer cover and custom beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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Baby Rabbits


Took to long to receive. Had my money for 2 months, but where were my coins.


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Sweet bunnies will capture your heart


This is a lovely coin set for a person who appreciates zoomorphic themed collectibles, particularly rabbits! I wish they offered the $2 coin in uncirculated rolls as well. The box this comes in is beautifully illustrated, and the maroon presentation case compliments the enclosed set. The finish is a matte/proof combination which shows off the detail of each coin nicely. Fulfillment took a while on this order, maybe due to limited availability, but shipping was fast and the order arrived three days ahead of estimates.


Rhode Island, USA


A wonderful set!


The specimen sets are always beautiful with their matt and shiny finishes. The baby rabbits in the toonie are so finely detailed and sweet.

Lady M

London, ON


Gifts for the Italian girlies


I am givving these sets to my grandchildren in italy when they come to visit Canada this summer 2015. Very excited about such a unique gift. Just know they will love it very much.

Mamsy the grandma



Cute little bunnies


You can't lose with bunnies, who are super-cute and great companions right up here with cats and dogs. Price is a little steep for a non-precious metal coin... but I couldn't resist these bunnies.

Sheep Man

Southern California


Nice gift but long time coming.


Very happy with the set but very disappointed in how long it took to arrive. Ordered early November (8th) and it JUST arrived in time (Dec. 18th) to reach its destination as a Christmas gift. I can understand that sometimes there are delays but I would have greatly appreciated having an update to inform me of this. There was no word at all until I phoned the Mint in late November. My online account just continued to read that it was "processing." The set still arrived a week past the date I was given on the phone. The only time I received notification of a delay was an email that came in the day AFTER my gift finally arrived. Communication regarding the status of my order was definitely poor. I would recommend this item but with the warning to order VERY much ahead of when you want it. I thought I had done so but was still scrambling at the last minute.


Saskatoon, SK.


Very cute set. Great Spec. Set.


The coin that featured the bunnies ranks among the cutest base-metal coins produced for a mint set. The image is clean, crisp, and not too busy. Great item for a older school child interested in coins. Great starter set for a new hobby. If you collect yearly sets, it's great. --But for a few dollars more, I would recommend one of the limited edition coins over one of the proof sets.

art lover



Great gifts


This gift is easy to give year after year for children




Very unique set!


To be able to pass this set on to grandchild is my desire that the love of animal life be instilled into the child''s upbringing .


Colorado Springs, Colorado


grandkids score


Hopefully with these gifts the grandchildren begin to enjoy the quality of the art in the coins and the joy of collecting


victoria bc


Special Edition Specimen Set - Baby Rabbits (2014)

4.7 28



  • No.130292

2 dollars

  • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel (outer ring), brass-plated aluminum bronze (inner core)
  • Finish specimen
  • Weight (g) 7.3
  • Diameter (mm) 28.03
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistClinton Jammer (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

1 dollar

  • Composition nickel electroplated with bronze
  • Finish specimen
  • Weight (g) 7
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistTrevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (observe)

50 cents

  • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finish specimen
  • Weight (g) 6.9
  • Diameter (mm) 27.13
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistThomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

25 cents

  • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finish specimen
  • Weight (g) 4.4
  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistEmmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

10 cents

  • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finish specimen
  • Weight (g) 1.75
  • Diameter (mm) 18.06
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

5 cents

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

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