Although I have the shown coins in my collection, I used the detailed (and coloured) pictures of the animals from someone else. All credits for the pictures go to Patrick Glassford.
Commemorative coins rarely have a low face value, as they usually cost more to mint, than the actual face value.
|1 cent - centennial 1967|
|1 cent - rock dove in flight|
The 5 cent or nickel features the rabbit, a common creature in Canada. Beatrix Potter did the Peter Rabbit children's books. The original design was a spruce tree but it turned out too complicated so it became a rabbit design.
|5 cent (nickel) - centennial 1967|
|5 cent (a nickel) - hopping rabbit|
The Canadian Mint wanted the fish to be changed to a salmon, but David A. Colville stuck to his guns and stayed with his mackerel. The ten cent piece with a few exceptions over the years usually shows the Nova Scotia Schooner 'Bluenose'.
|10 cent (dime) - centennial 1967|
|10 cent (dime) - mackerel|
|25 cent (quarter) - centennial 1967|
But this is what the designer self said :
"The wildcat (bobcat) seemed appropriate for this coin, which is large enough for the subtle shape of this common, though rarely seen, animal. It is expressive of a certain intelligent independence and a capacity for formidable action."
|25 cent (quarter) - bobcat|
Mintage : 48,855,500 - 80% silver, 20% copper
... to be continued ...