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2016 Canadian $20 Migratory Birds Convention 100 Years of Protection: The American Avocet 1 oz Fine Silver Coloured Coin

Item: #2016AMERICANAVOCET20D    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #150993

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2016 Canadian $20 Migratory Birds Convention 100 Years of Protection: The American Avocet 1 oz Fine Silver Coloured Coin

 

Every summer, this large shorebird can be seen wading through the shallow wetlands and lakes of Canada's prairie provinces where it comes to breed and raise its young. It is a vision of elegance as it takes flight in full colour on 99.99% pure silver!

A gorgeous addition to your bird coin collection! 

 

Features

Second coin in an outstanding series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention through some of the colourful bird species protected under its provisions.
SELECTIVE COLOUR OVER DETAILED ENGRAVING: Recreates the American avocet's elegant appearance and beautiful plumage.
99.99% PURE SILVER! This coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver with mintage set to 6,500 coins worldwide.
GRAPHIC BEAUTY BOX! Packaged in a charming graphic beauty box, your coin adds a splash of nature's bright colours to your collection.
Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

 

Design

The reverse design by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo features a beautiful engraved portrait of an American avocet on its approach to a shallow marsh. Against the rolling foothills and the row of cottonwoods in the background, the avocet prepares to land amid the grasses that sway in the tranquil breeze. One of the shorebird's long legs skims the surface of the water to slow its descent, creating a soft wake in this otherwise tranquil setting. The application of rich colour over the detailed engraving recreates the avocet's defining characteristics: its dark, upturned bill; its cinnamon-coloured neck; the contrasting black-and-white colours of its back and wings; and the blue-grey legs that allow it to wade gracefully through shallow waters.

 

Packaging

2016 Canadian $20 Migratory Birds Convention 100 Years of Protection: The American Avocet 1 oz Fine Silver Coloured Coin comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a custom graphic beauty box and Cerificate of Authenticity.

 

Specifications

Face Value: $20
Mintage: 6,500
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Finish: Proof

 

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