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2015 Canada $10 Colourful Songbirds - The Northern Cardinal (No Tax)

2015 Canada $10 Colourful Songbirds - The Northern Cardinal (No Tax)

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2015 Canada $10 Colourful Songbirds - The Northern Cardinal (No Tax)

With its brilliant red plumage and a distinctive crest atop its head, the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) easily draws attention to itself wherever it is found. From southern Manitoba east to the Atlantic provinces, the beloved cardinal is one of many colourful songbird species that are testament to the inspiring beauty of nature in Canada.

Specifications:
Item Number: 141271
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 15,000
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- The first coin in a new 5-coin series entitled Colourful Songbirds of Canada, which captures the beauty of some of Canada's most distinctive bird species.
- This time, the RCM celebrates the Northern Cardinal, whose song and bright colour have made it a favourite among bird watchers and nature lovers.
- The reverse image was designed by award-winning artist Derek C. Wicks, who was twice named the National Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited Canada.
- This 99.99% pure silver coin shows application of selective colour to the engraved northern cardinal and recreates the vibrancy of the bird's colouring in the wild.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
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