Mintage of only 10,000 coins!
This attractive Peregrine Falcon coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case with certificate of authenticity. 2011 is the International Year of Forests—a time to reflect on the significant role the wilderness plays in reducing global warming and preserving the earth’s environmental balance. Celebrated First Nation’s artist Corrine Hunt has brought her distinctive vision of traditional Kwakwaka’wakw and Tlingit forms to create these special-edition collectibles. Every design is visual poetry that gives the time-honoured traditions of conservation and respect a contemporary voice with powerful lines and well-honed economy in composition.
The Peregrine Falcon is one of the most breathtaking birds of prey, diving more than 300 km/h to strike its prey. It is increasingly common in urban settings, having adopted tall buildings as cliff top nesting sites. Its near-extinction sparked the ban of DDT chemicals and clearly illustrates the impact of human activity on the environment.