In addition to its one-of-a-kind finish, the 2005 Specimen Set has yet another feature to marvel at its limited-edition one-dollar coins features the tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrbata), one of British Columbia’s most captivating seabirds.
Make the Tufted Puffin a fascinating part of your collection when you order this limited addition one dollar coin as part of the 2005 Specimen Set. The collector’s requisite acquisition year after year, this year’s Specimen Set is more collectable than ever! These coins are truly one of a kind!
They feature the unique specimen finish, a three-fold combination of brilliant and frosted relief on a lined finish background. Plus, these coins are hand selected and come with a maximum quality guarantee to make this set an annual must have.
With colonies concentrated on the province’s islands, the Tufted Puffin is rarely seen, but everyone knows what it looks like. Its big colourful beak, yellow tufts and black, heavyset body are unforgettable! The tufted Puffin spends most of its time at sea.
Its short and stubby wings are perfect for swimming under water, but make flying in the air a challenge particularly on take-off. This is one reason why the Tufted Puffin searches out cliffs as its breeding site. Parents and chicks alike use the edge as a jump off point in order to become airborne a strategy that seems most fitting for this clown-like bird.
The set contains the 1-cent, 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, 50-cent, 1-dollar commemorative and 2-dollar coin.