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Canada 2017 6-Coin Specimen Set with Special Edition Snow Goose Loonie $1 Geese Dollar L01

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An unique finish, a reduced mintage limit, an extremely affordable price, and a special edition Snow Goose loonie dollar (found only in this set!) make for an incomparable 6-Coin Specimen Set!

Special Edition One Year Only Snow Goose Loonie Aureate $1 Dollar Coin with Specimen Finish, found only in the Royal Canadian Mint 2017 6-Coin Specimen SetThe 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.

New This Year! One-year-only design! The Snow Goose design was executed by well known Canadian wildlife artist Derek C. Wicks. These dollars are unique to this set (and can be found nowhere else), so these sets will go very quickly, as they do every year! Order now and don't get shut out!

Reduced Mintage Limit! Reduced by 40% from 2014, down from 50,000 to only 30,000 - this set will sell out, just like the 2015 and 2016 Specimen Sets did!

The 2017 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:

2017 Canada Specimen Set Coins    Five Cent Beaver Nickel
    Ten Cent Bluenose Schooner Dime
    Twenty-Five Cent Caribou Quarter
    Fifty Cent Coat of Arms Half Dollar
    One Dollar Snow Goose "Loonie"
    Two Dollar Bimetallic Polar Bear "Toonie"

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The Snow Goose One-Year-Only Dollar Coin
Canadian artist Glen Scrimshaw’s depiction of Derek C. Wicks majestically soaring in full flight dominates the one-dollar loonie coin included in the 2017 Specimen Set of Canadian coins. The dramatic image, designed by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks, presents the goose from above with its wings flapped forward as it prepares to land on a lake below. The engravers' expert technique brings to life every detail of the large yet graceful bird's stunning outspread wings, large-billed face, and strong body. The wings seem to encircle an outcropping of snow-capped evergreens on the shore below. As with all Canadian “loonies,” this exceptionally well-designed image is framed by the loonie’s characteristic 11-sided circumference and raised rims.

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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 2017 the mintage limit has been limited to 30,000 (down 40% from 50,000 in 2014), which ensures this set will be heavily sought-after in the future! In addition, the 2017 Specimen Set is the only way to get the Snow Goose Loonie Dollar. All collectors of Canadian dollar coins and all loonie collectors need this coin. These factors, combined with the premium packaging and ultra-affordable price, make this set a great value!

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A Premium Yet Ultra-Affordable 6-Coin Set with an Unique Finish!
The value-packed 2017 6-Coin Specimen Set from Canada includes the unique Snow Goose Loonie 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 Snow Goose majestically soaring in full flight.

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Reverse
The reverse of each coin features 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 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.

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Set Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 3 Dollars and 90 Cents
Mintage Limit 30,000
Finish Specimen
   
Artist Derek C. Wicks (Snow Goose $1 Loonie)
Certificate Individually Numbered


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The Beloved and Inimitable Snow Goose
Did you know…
    Chen caerulescens—the snow goose—is one of the most common waterfowl species in North America. A large bird—about 69 to 83 centimeters, head to tail, with a wingspan of about 138 centimeters—the snow goose is primarily white, with a striking band of black feathers at the tips of its wings. It has a pink bill that is lined with black lip-like markings. A genetic variant (or morph) of the snow goose, known as the "blue goose," has a brown body with blue-tipped wings and a white head and underbelly.
    Snow geese are migratory, traveling in flocks that can sometimes number in the hundreds of thousands. They breed in nesting colonies on the tundra of the Canadian Arctic in western, central, and eastern populations. Their preferred breeding habitat is not far from ocean coastline near shallow bodies of water like streams, ponds, or marshes where they can easily find grasses, sedges, and forbs to eat.
    The snow goose nests on the ground, with the female selecting a site that is likely to stay dry during the spring melt. Here, she will dig out a small divot which she then lines with grasses, twigs, leaves, and lots of down from her breast. The finished nest may be up to two meters in diameter. Once she has laid her clutch of between two and six eggs, she stays on her nest for about 21 hours each day, with her lifelong mate keeping an eye out for predators.
    The migratory period in the autumn and spring, along with overwintering in various locations across the United States, brings an entirely different pace to the snow goose's life. Snow geese can make continuous flights of up to 1,000 kilometers and fly at speeds of up to 95 kilometers per hour, though they average about 55 kilometers per hour.
    One of the reasons for the goose's proliferation is access to increased food supplies (corn and grain) in agricultural lands during migration and the winter. Snow geese will noisily descend in the thousands on farm fields along their flyway. They also prefer wetlands, lakes, and marshes along their migratory paths. They winter in open areas, preferring to be slightly inland but often not far from the east and west coasts of the United States.
    When they are moulting and cannot fly, snow geese are excellent runners who can outrun many predators. Shortly after they hatch, goslings are "precocious," which means that they walk for the first few weeks of their lives, typically from the first day.
    Snow geese flocks will assign lookouts to watch for the birds' many predators, which include various species of gulls, owls, jaegers, eagles, ravens, foxes, bears, and wolves.

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