2016 $20 Baby Animals: Common Loon - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932074231

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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In a continuing celebration of family bonds in the wild, this ninth coin in the Baby Animals series showcases a classic Canadian icon, the common loon (Gavia immer), with its offspring in one of the many lakes that are part of Canada's famously scenic landscape.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates features selective colour over the engraved side-profile portrait of a baby loon, or chick, swimming at the edge of a lake in Algonquin Park. The brown-black downy feathers are given a soft appearance through detailed engraving as the chick splashes about in the water, flapping its wings and raising its webbed feet. The colour extends to the purple flowers and green-stemmed leaves of the pickerelweed in the foreground and behind the engraved adult female, which tenderly remains at the young loon's side during its first weeks of life.

A superb addition to any Canadiana-wildlife or nature-themed collection, and a heart-warming gift that celebrates a family's special bond or momentous first steps!


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Baby Loon in Algonquin Park
Artist: Glen Loates
Finish: Proof
Series: Baby Animals
Quantity Produced: 5500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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