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

Item: #2016AMERICANGOLDFINCH20D    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #244833

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

 

With canary-like colours that embody the bright days of summer, it's easy to see why the American goldfinch is a favourite among bird-watchers and nature enthusiasts. Active and sociable, this bird certainly doesn't seem to be shy; even in flight, the flash of yellow and black colours bouncing through the air catches the observer's eye, while the goldfinch's flight call of perchicoree-perchicoree draws further attention.

A gorgeous addition to your bird coin collection! 

 

Features

Third 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 goldfinch'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

Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo, your coin features a highly detailed engraved portrait of a male American goldfinch taking flight in rural Canada. In the engraved background, an ancestral farmhouse rises up from behind a hillock on the right, while a roughly textured split-rail fence stands between the old stone building and the aspen tree on the left. Beneath the partially cloudy sky, the handsome American goldfinch lifts off from its perch on the fence post. The application of rich colour over engraving captures the exquisiteness of its brightly coloured plumage—particularly the striking contrast between its cheerful yellow feathers with white markings and the black of its forehead, outstretched wings and tail.

 

Packaging

2016 Canadian $20 Migratory Birds Convention 100 Years of Protection: The American Goldfinch 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 Certificate 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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