2017 SPECIMEN SET SNOW GOOSE

$ 51.95

The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. To honour this historic occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2017 specimen set pays tribute to a Canadian icon with a one-dollar coin featuring the beloved snow goose in a dramatic pose, preparing to land on a quiet northern lake. And it’s only available with this special set!

Description

The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. To honour this historic occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2017 specimen set pays tribute to a Canadian icon with a one-dollar coin featuring the beloved snow goose in a dramatic pose, preparing to land on a quiet northern lake. And it’s only available with this special set!

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks designed the special one-of-a-kind dollar in this set for maximum drama. The snow goose is pictured from above—a rare view, indeed—as it flaps its wings forward before landing on a lake below. The design showcases the goose’s intricate feather patterns as the beautiful bird seems ready to burst from the coin’s surface.
  • The Royal Canadian Mint is the only mint in the world to offer the set’s unique combination of brilliant and frosted elements in addition to exceptionally detailed engraving.  Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation with a Canadian classic!
  • The set’s book-style packaging includes a serialized certificate and a removable lens so that you can enjoy and showcase every detail of each coin.  Limited mintage of only 30,000 sets worldwide.
  • A thoughtful gift for the birdwatchers in your life and a wonderful addition to any collection featuring Canadian or nature-inspired themes or specimen sets.
  • An inspiring way to encourage a new collection.

DESIGN

The one-dollar coin in this 2017 specimen set features a snow goose in flight. The dramatic image, designed by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks, presents the goose from above with its wings flapped forward as it prepares to land on a lake below. The engravers’ expert technique brings to life every detail of the stunning outspread wings, large-billed face, and strong body. The wings seem to encircle an outcropping of snow-capped evergreens on the shore below. As with all Canadian “loonies,” this exceptionally well-designed image is framed by the loonie’s characteristic 11-sided circumference. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
2 dollars
Composition : Outer ring: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel Inner Core: Brass plated aluminum bronze
Weight (g) : 6.99
Diameter (mm) : 28
Edge : Interrupted serrations
1 dollar
Composition : Outer ring: Brass plated steel
Weight (g) : 6.27
Diameter (mm) : 26.50
Edge : Plain
50 cents
Composition : Outer ring: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g) : 6.9
Diameter (mm) : 27.13
Edge : Reeded
25 cents
Composition : Outer ring: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g) : 4.4
Diameter (mm) : 23.88
Edge : Reeded
10 cents
Composition : Outer ring: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g) : 1.75
Diameter (mm) : 18.06
Edge : Reeded
5 cents
Composition : Outer ring: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g) : 3.95
Diameter (mm) : 21.2
Edge : Plain

Additional information

SRP

$51.95

Item Number

156169

UPC

6-23932-08028-7

Mintage

30,000

Finish

Specimen

Packaging

Book-style packaging with removable lens and serialized certificate. CD lens concept with maroon outer cover and black beauty box.

Finished Size

130.5 mm x 90 mm

Master Pack

100 bundles of 10

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