Mintage of 50,000 sets!
The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to present the 2013 Special Edition Specimen Set of Canadian coins. The finish on these superb coins combines brilliant and frosted relief over a lined background. The elegant book-style packaging with removable lens is designed to further enhance your enjoyment of these fine coins. A finish type that is unique to the Royal Canadian Mint. The $2 coin, only offered in this set, features the Blue-winged Teal, a very small dabbling duck found in wetlands, prairie potholes, and shallow ponds across Canada from late spring to early fall. The second most common duck in North America at the turn of the century, the Blue-winged Teal is a long distance migrant that travels from its North American breeding grounds to overwintering sites as far south as South America. This long flight makes it one of the last duck species to arrive in Canada in spring and among the first to leave in autumn. Elegant book-style packaging, with removable lens, splendidly complements these fine coins.