1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Spring Sightings (2017)

1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Spring Sightings (2017)

$51.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
Canada and US only

STEP INTO SPRING! Order today!

Once winter eases its hold, there's a sense of renewed activity across the landscape as the warming air seems to draw one and all out of our winter cover. This is a season of new beginnings for much of our flora and fauna. In the forests, where tall trees filter the sun's warming rays, the wet snow slowly retreats to reveal grasses, sedges and winter cereals—they are the first green growth of early spring, which bring a welcome splash of colour to our surroundings and relief to hungry grazing species such as the deer.

A beautiful gift for a nature- or animal-lover! Order today!

Special features:
  • PICTURE-PERFECT SCENE! The use of full colour over engraving creates a beautifully textured depiction of an enchanting encounter in a Canadian forest!
  • 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.


Through the use of colour over engraving, Canadian artist Silvia Pecota conveys the uplifting splendour of a spring day in the Canadian wilderness. You can almost hear the sound of each footstep in the puddles of melting snow, as you are pulled into the tranquil forest setting. In this small opening among the still-leafless trees, a herd of deer find refuge while grazing for the new growth of grasses and sedges that were previously buried beneath the snow. The grey-brown pelage of a deer in the foreground pulls the viewer into a curious exchange of gazes with this graceful woodland creature—a surprise encounter that will surely lift the mood of any winter-weary soul!

Did you know...
  • Canada is home to five deer (Cervidae) species: the moose, the caribou, the wapiti, and the two most common deer: the white-tailed and mule deer.
  • The males of all five Canadian species are famously antlered, although the bony growth is shed and regrown annually.
  • Deer are grazers, and their diet adapts with the seasons. In winter and early spring, they'll forage for  new grasses and sedges; in the summer, woody plants, herbs, mushrooms and berries enrich their diet. Twigs, buds, grain piles and acorns help sustain them in the autumn, when they prepare for the fall rut and the approach of winter.
  • To get through the cold Canadian winter, a deer's surplus fat can provide it with a source of energy—especially when severe winter conditions make it difficult to find grasses in areas with less snow cover.
  • Small forest openings are beneficial for deer! More sunlight allows for new growth on the forest floor, while the canopy of surrounding trees provides shelter from harsh winds and heavy precipitation.


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

Order today!




Beautiful memory souvenir of Canada.


Florence, Italy


Very disappointed in the shipper...but love my new coin


With the Mints connection to Canada post, I assumed it would ship via Canada post. I should have asked, and not assumed. I live out of town, and Purolator did not deliver to me, but made me go to a depot very far away to pick it up. Also from the time they called me, to them going to send it back, made me scramble to find a time when I could get there during their business hours. Where as I have a super box that my mail comes to and its only a t minute drive from my house. I would never prder another coin, unless it would be delivered by Canada post to my mail box.


Chilacko, BC




Coin was received fast and very beautiful!


Hagaman NY

Stunning details


I'm excited to give it to a special person




beautiful coin


was very pleased with this coin


waterford ON


A very nice design.


I bought two, as presents for some deer fans in the family.


BC Canada


Excellent quality and service


Keeping for investment

Cole the collector

Sydney, NS


Great gift


Beautiful vibrant artwork


Toronto, Ontario


Beautiful coins


Excellent coins, great detail. Were promptly shipped. Would be great if there was a payment plan as some of the mints competitors have. Pay over x months no interest. Would help buyers with some of more costly coins.


Calgary, Alberta


I would buy again...


beautifully detailed...


Pointe Claire Qc


1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Spring Sightings (2017)

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Are the 2017 such as the Sightings coin only available in 2017?


Hello Carolyn, Thank you for your question. This coin was launched in April 2017 and will be available while quantities last.


  • No.159928
  • Mintage15,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistSilvia Pecota (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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