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Newsletter #223, March 5, 2012

Mint Introduces New Quarter Featuring a Peregrine Falcon

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Circulating in March 2012, this 25-cent coin pays tribute to a bird species which nearly disappeared due to the use of DDT in the 1950's and 1960's. Brought back from the brink through countless volunteer efforts in cities across Canada and protected wilderness habitats such as New Brunswick's Fundy National Park, the Peregrine Falcon is equally at home in urban and natural environments.

As if proudly displaying its intricately decorated wings on the reverse design of 12.5 million 25-cent circulation coins, this original depiction of a Peregrine Falcon will appear with a sun-like circle of bright yellow colour on half of its mintage.

peregrine falcon quarter
This new coin joins a one dollar circulation coin dedicated to the centennial of Parks Canada, a two dollar coin featuring Canada's boreal forest; and 25-cent coins featuring the Wood Bison and Orca, all celebrating Canada's legendary nature.
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