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2018 Canada Specimen Set - Borrowing Owl

2018 Canada Specimen Set - Borrowing Owl


 
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2018 Canada Specimen Set - Borrowing Owl

Where open grasslands provide unobstructed views, the long-legged burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) stays close to the ground and its subterranean nest. This bespeckled summer resident of Canada's Prairie Provinces is one of our smaller-sized owls, and its features are beautifully showcased on the aureate dollar coin that is at the heart of this 2018 Specimen Set.

Specifications:
Item: 164602
Mintage: 30,000
Finish: Specimen

Face Value: 1 dollar
Composition: Three-ply brass finish plated steel
Weight (g): 6.27
Diameter (mm): 11-sided 26.50
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Face Value: 2 dollars
Composition: Outer ring: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel Inner Core: Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
Weight (g): 6.99
Diameter (mm): 28.03
Edge: Plain

Face Value: 50 cents
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 6.9
Diameter (mm): 27.13
Edge: Reeded

Face Value: 25 cents
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 4.4
Diameter (mm): 23.88
Edge: Reeded

Face Value: 10 cents
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 1.75
Diameter (mm): 18.06
Edge: Reeded

Face Value: 5 cents
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 3.95
Diameter (mm): 21.20
Edge: Plain

Special Features:
- ENDANGERED BEAUTY: This 2018 offering shines the spotlight on an endangered species, the burrowing owl, which is known for nesting in underground burrows throughout the open prairies and grasslands.

- EXCLUSIVE TO THE SET: The superb, avian-themed dollar coin can only be found as part of this set!
- ANNUAL FAVOURITE: The Royal Canadian Mint is the only mint in the world to offer such a set in our exclusive specimen finish, which combines brilliant and frosted relief over a lined specimen (matte) background.
- NATURAL ARTISTRY: Precision engraving allows for a wealth of fine details, resulting in a stunning engraved portrait of a fascinating prairie species.
- READY TO DISPLAY: These six coins (2-dollar, 1-dollar, 50-cent, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent) are elegantly presented in book-style packaging, with a serialized certificate and a removable lens designed to enhance your enjoyment of these coins with every repeat viewing.
- AN AFFORDABLE GIFT OR ADDITION to any collection, particularly those featuring a bird, wildlife or nature theme. It is also a great way to start one's collecting journey!

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

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