2016 – Specimen Set – Tundra Swan

$ 49.95

One of only two native swan species, Canada’s tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus) is the very picture of elegance with its snowy white plumage and long, slender neck. This 2016 specimen set celebrates this large waterfowl, whose summertime presence along Northern Canada’s coastline and on the tundra landscape only adds to the region’s rich biodiversity.

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Description

One of only two native swan species, Canada’s tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus) is the very picture of elegance with its snowy white plumage and long, slender neck. This 2016 specimen set celebrates this large waterfowl, whose summertime presence along Northern Canada’s coastline and on the tundra landscape only adds to the region’s rich biodiversity.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • This set is one of just 2 annual opportunities for collectors of Canadian coins to purchase a complete specimen set.

  • Different finishes and detailed engraving combine to beautifully showcase the tundra swan in its natural setting.
  •  A beautiful gift for a bird aficionado, and a striking addition to any Canadiana or nature- focused collection.

  • A welcome addition to a coin set collection, or as a gift to someone to start theirs.

DESIGN

The one-dollar coin in the 2016 specimen set of Canadian coins features a reverse image by Canadian artist Glen Scrimshaw. Beautifully depicted in its natural setting, the tundra swan is particularly resplendent with features that are brought to life through finely detailed engraving and the unique combination of finishes. As with all Canadian “loonies,” this coin features an 11-sided shape and raised edging.

SPECIFICATIONS

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 : Brass Plated Steel

Weight (g) : 6.27

Diameter (mm) : 11-sided 26.50

Edge : Plain

50 Cents

Composition : Three-ply nickel finish plated steel

Weight (g) : 6.9

Diameter (mm) : 27.13

Edge : Reeded

25 Cents

Composition : Three-ply nickel finish plated steel

Weight (g) : 4.4

Diameter (mm) : 23.88

Edge : Reeded

10 Cents

Composition : Three-ply nickel finish plated steel

Weight (g) : 1.75

Diameter (mm) : 18.06

Edge : Reeded

5 Cents

Composition : Three-ply nickel finish plated steel

Weight (g) : 3.95

Diameter (mm) : 21.20

Edge : Plain

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