Mintage of only 35,000 sets!
With its unique aureate dollar only available in this set, it continues to be a popular gift. The 2012 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:
One Cent Maple Leaf Penny
Five Cent Beaver Nickel
Ten Cent Bluenose Schooner Dime
Twenty-Five Cent Caribou Quarter
Fifty Cent Coat of Arms Half Dollar
One Dollar Mother Loon and Two Baby Chicks "Loonie"
Two Dollar Bimetallic Polar Bear "Toonie"
The 25th Anniversary Loonie $1 featuring Mother Loon and Two Baby Chicks Dollar is new this year and a one year only design. Please note, this is the first time that the Annual Specimen Set has featured a loon (and not a different bird) on the $1 coin since 2003!
The Common Loon is one of the signature sights and sounds of the great Canadian wilderness. This beautiful black-and-white aquatic bird is a powerful swimmer capable of diving up to 80 m with large webbed feet and numerous bones that are solid rather than hollow to help it reach such depths. Loon chicks can swim right away but will spend time on their parents’ backs to rest, keep warm and to avoid predators lurking in or around the water.
Exceptional packaging includes removable lens to enhance your enjoyment of the set.