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Canada 2015 Colorful Songbirds of Canada #3 - Blue Jay $10 Pure Silver Proof with Color

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Get the third in the highly popular Colorful Songbirds of Canada series! This vibrant pure silver proof features the familiar Blue Jay in brilliant azure blue plumage!

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Sold out at the Mint!Just in time for spring, the third release in the new and highly popular Colorful Songbirds of Canada Silver Proof Series follows hot on the heels of the extremely popular Colorful Birds of Canada Crown-Sized Specimen Quarters Series! Each pure silver proof depicts a beautiful songbird in all its glory, with brilliant plumage! The coin’s vibrant, vivid hues and minute detailing in proof finis showcase the unmatched marriage at the Royal Canadian Mint of engraving art and technology. The following five fine feathered friends are included:

    1)  Northern Cardinal Silver Proof
    2)  Magnolia Warbler Silver Proof
    3)  Blue Jay Silver Proof
    4)  Baltimore Oriole Silver Proof
    5)  Violet-Green Swallow Silver Proof
    +  COMPLETE 5-COIN COLLECTION in Musical Display Box

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A blue and white Blue Jay pauses on a fence rail.An Original Work of Art
The design by Canadian wildlife artist Derek C. Wicks features a side profile image of a Blue Jay, which allows for an optimal view of the bird’s contrasting feather patterns that make it so unique. The blue hue for which the jay is famous for is recreated with selective color that enhances the coin’s detailed engraving, including the meticulously rendered pear tree blossoms that surround the colorful songbird.

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A Highly Intelligent Avian
 The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird, and a member of the family Corvidae native to North America. It belongs to the "blue", Canadian or American jays, which are, among the Corvidae, not closely related to other jays. It is adaptable, aggressive and omnivorous, and has been colonizing new habitats for many decades.

A blue and white Blue Jay pauses on a snowy tree branch in the dead of winter. Here's a surprise - the Blue Jay's vivid blue color is an illusion created by the unique inner structure of the jay’s feathers and they way they reflect light. Crush a Blue Jay feather and the blue tones disappear! This shimmering blue adorns the Jay’s crest, back, wings and tail, which are also accented in black and white. Unlike many other bird species, there are no obvious differences in the plumage of males and females.

Jays are quite intelligent birds. Young individuals playfully snatch brightly colored or reflective objects, such as bottle caps or pieces of aluminum foil, and carry them around until they lose interest. Jays will wait and watch for a person to put food down and as soon as the person walks away they will swoop down and steal it. Along with crows, jays will also watch a person planting seed crops and afterwards dig up and eat the seeds. Jays are very territorial birds, and they will chase others from a feeder for an easier meal.

A blue and white Blue Jay pauses on a rotted fence post or a tree stump.The Blue Jay is the provincial bird of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Toronto's Major League Baseball team is called the Blue Jays. The Blue Jay is also the athletic mascot of The Johns Hopkins University, Elizabethtown College, and Creighton University, although the latter spells the name as Bluejay.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This one-half troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
2015 Blue Jay $10 Silver in Box The design by Canadian wildlife artist Derek C. Wicks features a beautiful rendition of a blue jay in a tranquil setting, all highlighted in color by the Royal Canadian Mint's proprietary colorization technology. The date of issue and denomination are both indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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 coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2015
   
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34 mm
Mintage Limit    15,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Derek C. Wicks
Certificate Individually Numbered

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