2021 Endangered Species: Blanding's Turtle - Specimen Set

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Country: Canada
Year: 2021

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Home to more than 600 types of plants and animals considered to be at risk, Canada has a responsibility to protect rapidly vanishing species like the Blanding’s turtle, which is featured on the 2021 Specimen Set’s exclusive dollar coin.

This long-lived (80 years) species has suffered a dramatic population decline. And given its late maturation (14-25 years), even the smallest increase in adult mortality pushes it closer to extinction. But there is some good news: nest protection and head-starting programs, like the one established by the Toronto Zoo and its partners, are part of ongoing efforts to give this “smiling” turtle a more certain future in Canada.

Designed by Canadian artist Pierre Girard, your exclusive specimen $1 coin features a Blanding’s turtle, sunning itself on a log in its wetland habitat. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Produced By: RCM
Year: 2021

Material: Other

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Pierre Girard
Finish: Specimen
Quantity Produced: 30000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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