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Canada 2011 Birthday 7-Coin Gift Set with Balloons Quarter

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Celebrate birthdays with the gift of money, including a one-year-only quarter unique to this set, new this year!

Sold out at the Mint! Another year older - this festive Birthday Card Gift Set marks that special day with real class, and it sure beats a regular greeting card! It includes a one-year-only birthday balloons quarter, found only in this set. Both sides of the coins are visible though the protective, clear windows that preserve them for future memory. What's more, there's even space inside for your personalized dedication, so this set can also be given as the most elaborate greeting card the birthday boy or girl has ever seen! Sure to evoke fond memories for years to come.

2011 Birthday Gift Set in package

2011 Birthday Gift Set CoinsThe Happy Birthday Gift Set
The Happy Birthday Gift Set includes an example of each and every one of the circulating denominations of Canada, each of which features a design of national importance, including:

    One Cent Maple Leaf Penny
    Five Cent Beaver Nickel
    Ten Cent Bluenose Schooner Dime
    Twenty-Five Cent Birthday Balloons Quarter
    Fifty Cent Coat of Arms Half Dollar
    One Dollar Common Loon "Loonie"
    Two Dollar Bi-Metallic Polar Bear "Toonie"

All are specially-struck and hand-picked for these high-quality sets. Each coin has a proof-like finish and includes the brand-new mint mark on the queen side! However, instead of a standard caribou quarter, the Happy Birthday Gift Set includes a quarter found only in this set (and not released into circulation). This quarter features four festive birthday balloons and the legend, "Happy Birthday!".

Highly Significant Circulating Coin Designs

Polar Bear
Canada’s bi-metallic two-dollar coin, launched in 1996, features a polar bear, the world’s largest terrestrial carnivore, which can weigh over 1400 pounds (650 kilograms). It lives near the cold seas and frozen ice of Canada’s far-north.

Common Loon
Launched in 1987, the reverse of the one-dollar coin, represents a common loon swimming against the rugged backdrop of the Canadian Shield. The loon’s haunting calls are one the quintessential sound of the Canadian wilderness in summer.

Canada’s Coat of Arms
The Canadian Coat of Arms, proclaimed in the 1921 and modified in 1996, reminds Canadians of their diverse heritage. It features elements from France (the fleur-de-lis), England (the three royal lions and rose), Scotland (a lion and thistle) and Ireland (the Irish harp and shamrock).

Bluenose Schooner
In the 1921, Atlantic Canadians built one of the finest racing and fishing vessels in Canadian history, the Bluenose. Known for its speed, and almost unbeatable in a race, this ship first appeared on the ten-cent piece in 1937.

Beaver
The beaver is Canada’s national animal. Highly sought after for its rich fur in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was the mainstay of the colonial economy for centuries. Today, the beaver is revered as a symbol of hard work and perseverance.

Maple Leaf
Canada’s most-recognized national emblem, the Maple Leaf not only has pride of place on the Canadian flag, but appeared, in one form or another, on circulation coins in Canada long before Confederation in 1867.

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Investment Note
The Happy Birthday Gift Set is the only way to get the new birthday balloons quarter. All quarter collectors need this coin, which is found nowhere else. These factors combined with the elaborate, full-color packaging make this set a great value!

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Obverse
The obverse of each coin features the familiar designs found on the regular circulation coins of Canada as described and pictured above. The quarter depicts four festive birthday balloons and the legend, "Happy Birthday!".

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Reverse
The reverse of each coin features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") and mint mark also appear.

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Packaging
This attractive set is packaged in a full-color, bilingual blister pack with a die-cut window on the front to highlight the quarter. The large folder opens to show off both sides of the coins and features specifications for each.

Set Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2011
Face Value 3 Dollars and 91 Cents
Finish Proof-Like Brilliant Uncirculated

Individual Coin Specifications
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