This new series features cool, retro vibes inspired from designs from the past. Add this 2 oz Silver Canadian Goose coin to your cart today!
For centuries, flocks of Canada geese flying overhead have signaled the changing seasons, a fixture so deeply rooted in the Canadian psyche that artist Alex Colville proposed the Canada goose and its “serene, dynamic quality” for the Centennial Dollar in 1967. This coin features Colville’s design that highlights the goose’s strong, streamlined body that enables it to fly great distances. Numerous geese will fly together in a V-formation to create air currents the geese can ride to save energy and travel as much as 1,000 km in a single day!
The Canada goose nests throughout Canada and follows various migration routes south, the longest beginning on the northern tundra and ending in the southern U.S. and Mexico. Climate change is prompting more populations to overwinter in Canada, and some have begun nesting in western Greenland. The Canada goose was introduced to Britain in the 17th century, and was later brought to the Continent as a game bird. Its presence there is likely to evolve as their numbers continue to rise.