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Canada 2013 6-Coin Specimen Set with Blue-Winged Teal Duck Loonie $1 Dollar

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An unique finish, a very low mintage limit, and a blue-winged teal duck dollar (found only here!) make for an incomparable set!

2013 Canada Specimen Set CoinsSold out at the Mint!The Specimen Set from the Royal Canadian Mint is indeed unique, unlike any other coin set found anywhere else in the world. Each coin features the mint's distinctive "specimen" finish, a three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area or relief) includes both brilliant and frosted finishes, while the fields (background) are subtly striated, providing a matte appearance. These combine to give the Specimen Set coins their special aesthetic appeal and flair.

The 2013 Specimen Set includes a specimen-finish example of each and every one of the circulation coins of Canada, each of which features a design of national importance, including:

    Five Cent Beaver Nickel
    Ten Cent Bluenose Schooner Dime
    Twenty-Five Cent Caribou Quarter
    Fifty Cent Coat of Arms Half Dollar
    One Dollar Blue-Winged Teal Duck "Loonie"
    Two Dollar Bimetallic Polar Bear "Toonie"

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New This Year! One-year-only design! Blue-Winged Teal Duck Loonie $1 featuring one of the most brilliant ducks in North America, perched on a tree limb or bough protruding from a body of water, with wispy marsh grass behind! This design was executed by well known Canadian wildlife artist Glen Loates. These dollars are unique to this set only (and can be found nowhere else), so these sets will go very quickly! Order now and don't get shut out!

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The Blue-Winged Teal Duck
The brilliantly colored blue-winged teal duck, native to the United States and Canada!The Blue-Winged Teal (Anas discors) is a small dabbling duck found throughout North America. Its range is all of North America except western and northern Alaska, northern Yukon Territory, northern Northwest Territory, and northeastern Canada. Blue-Winged Teal are rare in the desert southwest and on the west coast.

However, its breeding range in Canada extends from east-central Alaska and southern Mackenzie District east to southern Quebec and southwestern Newfoundland. In the contiguous United States it breeds from northeast California east to central Louisiana, central Tennessee, and the Atlantic Coast.

The breeding habitat of the Blue-Winged Teal is marshes and ponds. The adult male has a grayish blue head with a white facial crescent, a light brown body with a white patch near the rear and a black tail. The adult female is mottled brown, and has a whitish area at base of bill. Both sexes have sky-blue wing coverts, a green speculum, and yellow legs. They have two molts per year and a third molt in their first year. The call of the male is a short whistle; the female's call is a soft quack.

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Investment Notes
The Specimen Set has sold out every year since the mint imposed a mintage limit on this popular sets! For 2013 the mintage limit has been set at 50,000, which ensures this set will be heavily sought-after in the future! In addition, the 2013 Specimen Set is the only way to get the Blue-Winged Teal Duck Loonie Dollar. All collectors of Canadian dollar coins and all loonie collectors need this coin. These factors, combined with the premium packaging, make this set a great value!

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The value-packed 2013 6-Coin Specimen Set from Canada includes the unique Blue-Winged Teal Duck dollar, found only here!

Obverse

The obverse of each coin features the familiar designs found on the regular circulation coins of Canada as described and pictured above. The dollar coin depicts a mother loon with her two baby chicks.

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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") also appears.

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Packaging
The coins are sealed a sturdy plastic lens, attractively packaged inside a large, burgundy-leatherette book lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually numbered certificate with full specifications accompanies the set.

Set SpecificationsThe brilliantly colored blue-winged teal duck, native to the United States and Canada, in full flight!
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 3 Dollars and 90 Cents
Mintage Limit 50,000
Finish Specimen
   
Artist Glen Loates (Teal Duck $1 Loonie)
Certificate Individually Numbered

Individual Coin Specifications
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