Silver and gold coins offered by the Royal Canadian Mint are rarely a one-time release. When it comes to nature-themed coin series, the RCM has a storied history of release multi-coin series that capture the attention of collectors with their beautiful designs and impressive quality. The 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Birds Among Nature’s Colors Northern Flicker coin is one such example, and is available to you today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a maroon clamshell from the Royal Canadian Mint.
- 2nd coin in the Birds Among Nature’s Colors Series!
- Limited mintage of only 15,000 coins!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $10 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- The Northern Flicker graces the reverse.
- Design from Jean-Charles Daumas.
The Birds Among Nature’s Colors Series from the Royal Canadian Mint features the best combinations of colorized designs and pure silver engravings. The reverse side of each coin in the collection includes a mixture of silver engravings of a different bird species, along with colorized finishes to the background field of its typical habitat.
Northern Flicker coins represent the second release in this popular new series from the RCM, following the initial release of the Chickadee. Northern Flickers winter south of Canada, but return to the nation’s many forests in the spring to inhabit its traditional breeding ranges within the Canadian wild.
On the obverse of the 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Birds Among Nature’s Colors Northern Flicker coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s image is featured in right-profile relief on the obverse of all Canadian coinage, and this current design was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
The reverse side of the coin features a design from Jean-Charles Daumas and captures the delicate beauty of springtime in a Canadian forest. You’ll notice the fully detailed pattern of its plumage in this beautiful silver engraving, and the burst of color from the red, greent, yellow, and white that recreates the three-leaf clusters of the red trillium and white trillium plants.
Each of the 2017 ½ oz Northern Flicker Silver Coins in this product listing ships to you inside of a Royal Canadian Mint maroon clamshell. These coins arrive with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity along with your purchase.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Canada. Founded in 1908, it originally operated just one facility in the federal capital of Ottawa, and now has a second location in the city of Winnipeg.
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