One of Canada’s most endangered birds struts its stuff on the 2023 specimen dollar.
Each spring, the male greater sage-grouse puts on quite a show: it fans out its plumage, puffs and pops its chest, and struts its stuff in hopes of attracting a mate. This elaborate courtship display has been captured on the 2023 specimen dollar, which highlights the endangered status of a species that now occupies just 7% of its historical range in Canada. With fewer than 250 remaining in the wild, Canada’s greater sage-grouse population has been the focus of collaborative efforts to support the recovery of both the grassland species and its sagebrush habitat. Those efforts include a captive breeding and reintroduction program led by the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo; as of early 2022, 187 conservation-born sage-grouse have been released onto protected lands in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, home to only five known communal mating grounds (leks). Hope for the greater sage-grouse’s recovery grows, as ongoing research and population management strategies are working to slow the population’s decline and boost its chances of survival.
Share your interest in wildlife conservation and grow your collection with this affordable set.
Fourth set in the series. Add the 2023 instalment to your growing collection of specimen sets! This is the fourth set in a series that is helping to raise awareness of wildlife conservation and species recovery efforts in Canada.
Packaged for easy viewing. All six coins—$2, the special-themed $1, 50 cents, 25 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents—are presented side-by-side in an elegant book-style packaging, with a removable lens that has been designed to further enhance your enjoyment of these coins.
For nature and wildlife lovers. Inspire a child to collect coins: this affordable set’s educational theme makes it a great gift for animal lovers of all ages, and its educational theme makes it the perfect starter set for a new collector.
Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
Your specimen set comes in elegant book-style packaging, with a removable lens that allows for easy viewing of your coins.
Item Number: 206339
Artist: David Caesar (reverse dollar), Susanna Blunt (obverse)