Canadian Specimen Set 1 Dollar Coins


This page lists every commemorative 1 dollar coin issued inside Specimen sets in 1997 and from 2002 to this year. These coins were never released for public circulation, although some have been removed from their sets and either spent or sold separately.

Each of these coins utilize the Specimen finish: Lined fields (background) with brilliant devices (details).

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1997


Flying Loon
This reverse designed by Jean-Luc Grondin and engraved by Sheldon Beveridge celebrates the 10th anniversary of the release of the first "Loon" dollar.

2002


Family of Loons
This reverse designed by Jean-Luc Grondin and engraved by Cosme Saffioti celebrates the 15th anniversary of the first "Loon" dollar.

2004


Canada Geese
This reverse designed and engraved by Susan Taylor celebrates the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary and features a flock of Canada Geese in flight.

2005


Tufted Puffin
This reverse designed by Mark Hobson and engraved by Christie Paquet features a mating pair of Tufted Puffins tending their nest.

2006


Snowy Owl
This reverse designed by Glen Loates and engraved by the RCM staff features a Snowy Owl descending onto its prey.

2007


Trumpeter Swan
This reverse designed by Kerri Burnett and engraved by Christie Paquet features a pair of Trumpeter Swans floating on the water.

2008


Common Eider
This reverse designed by Mark Hobson and engraved by Stan Witten shows a pair of Common Eider ducks resting near the water's edge.

2009


Great Blue Heron
This reverse designed by Chris Jordison and engraved by Jose Osio features a Great Blue Heron in flight above a marsh.

2010


Northern Harrier
This reverse designed by Arnold Nogy and engraved by Susan Taylor features a Northern Harrier perched on a set of Cattails on the side of a marsh.

2011


Great Grey Owl
This reverse designed by Arnold Nogy and engraved by Christie Paquet features a Great Grey Owl descending onto its prey.

2012


Family of Loons
This reverse designed by Arnold Nogy and engraved by Susan Taylor celebrates the 25th anniversary of the release of the first Loon dollar coin and features a family of Loons floating on the water.

2013


Blue-Winged Teal
This reverse designed by Glen Loates and engraved by M. Bowen celebrates the 5th Anniversary of Ducks Unlimited Canada and features a Blue-Winged Teal resting on a log.

2014


Ferriginous Hawk
This reverse designed by Trevor Tennant and engraved by the RCM staff features a Ferrignous Hawk about to capture its prey.

2015


Blue Jay
This reverse designed by Edward Spera and engraved by the RCM staff features a Blue Jay perched on a branch.

2016


Tundra Swan
This reverse designed by Glen Scrimshaw features a Tundra Swan in flight above a marsh.

2017


Snow Goose
This reverse designed by Derek C. Wicks features a Snow Goose coming in to land.

2018


Burrowing Owl
This reverse designed by Pierre Girard features a Burrowing Owl.

2019


Pileated Woodpecker
This reverse designed by Jean-Charles Daumas features a Pileated Woodpecker.


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