The Birds of Canada coins have been one of the most popular non-precious metal series ever produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, with demand for many of these coins exceeding the mintage and many appreciating in value in the secondary market. This is the first coin in the series issued in 2014, and features the Eastern Meadowlark. Mintage is 17,500 coins.
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, and features a vibrantly coloured eastern meadowlark as it stands perched on a wooden fencepost, mid-chant, amidst a field of wildflowers and grasses.
The Eastern Meadowlark:
The adult Eastern meadowlark measures from 19 to 28 cm and spans 35–40 cm across the wings. Adults have yellow underparts with a black "V" on the breast and white flanks with black streaks. The upperparts are mainly brown with black streaks. They have a long pointed bill and the head is striped with light brown and black. The song of this bird is of pure, melancholy whistles.