In order to pay tribute to the once-endangered species, the peregrine falcon, the Royal Mint introduced the stunning silver Canadian dollar set called ‘Wings of Hope.’ This set features two rectangular and one maple-leaf shaped coin with an engraved falcon and its wings spread out onto the other two pieces. The message of hope that is carried by this set shows how a bit of effort can save a beautiful species of birds and bring it back to Canadian cliffs where they belong. With the help of an amazing artist who was responsible for the reverse, this set came out to be a unique and exceptionally engraved piece of art. Every passionate collector will appreciate the pure silver and the shiny finish that makes the coins stand out in a lovely fashion. Read on to learn more about the peregrine falcon coin set and how it came to be.
How A Once Endangered Species Was Saved
Thanks to the dedicated work to save the majestic bird largely known for its speed and long, pointed wings and tail, the peregrine falcon is no longer in danger of extinction. Back in 1978, peregrine falcons were listed as endangered in Canada and from then on, several strategies have been adopted by numerous bird specialists to save them. One of the strategies that helped raise the number of this species is the captive breeding program. Bringing awareness and putting a ban on toxic pesticides was very helpful as well, increasing the number of birds in both southern and northern Canada to about 2100 in total. On the Pacific Coast today, peregrine falcons are considered an iconic species of special concern. That is exactly why the Royal Mint decided to dedicate this coin set to the beautiful species that serves as a tribute to the bird and the efforts to recover its numbers in Canada.
All About The Design And The Artist
The three-piece set is comprised of two rectangular coins and one shaped like a maple leaf in the middle to form the flag of Canada together. The things you’ll notice right away are the spectacular finishes of the pure silver coins with different kinds of frosting and engraving methods. The artist who was responsible for the reverse and the amazing design of the bird is David Caesar. He created one image that spreads out to all three coins in the set. The peregrine falcon is featured in flight with its wings extending onto both of the rectangular pieces. The coin on the left shows the cliff which is home to these birds and the right shows the setting of the city where peregrine falcons have started to appear more often. The face value of ten dollars and the year 2019 is also shown on the reverse.
To Celebrate The Peregrine Falcon, Contact Colonial Acres
The ‘Wings of Hope’ set is a beautiful reminder to the once-endangered species that made a tremendous recovery and come back to Canadian cliffs and even cities. The Royal Mint came up with the non-conventional shape of coins for this set, making it a one of a kind deal. As always, the exceptional engraving and finish of the coins is something that makes the whole set a unique piece of art and an amazing addition to any collection. So, if you want to celebrate the remarkable recovery of once-endangered species, purchase your own Canadian silver dollar set by contacting Colonial Acres. You’ll receive It nicely packaged in a Royal Mint branded black clamshell and a black beauty box, both of which make for an ideal way to display the latest additions to your collection.