|The finish on these coins is a three-fold combination of brilliant and frosted relief on a lined finish background.
This year, the aureate dollar features the Northern Harrier, the only harrier hawk in Canada. This impressive raptor can be seen gliding quite low over marshes or open grasslands in search of prey. It has a distinctive white rump patch, a face like an owl, a long tail and a wingspan of up to 122 cm (48 in) long.
Mintage is limited to only 35,000 sets worldwide.
This year the Mint has also released a Special Edition Specimen Set featuring Lynx Kittens on the $2 coin.