2016 $20 The Migratory Birds Convention: 100 Years of Protection The American Goldfinch - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932074811

RCM Number:
152048
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Description

Since 1916, the Migratory Birds Convention represents an enduring partnership between Canada and the United States to safeguard our beloved migratory bird populations. This four-coin series celebrates the centennial anniversary of this landmark conservation measure, by showcasing some of the colourful bird species protected under its provisionsÑincluding the acrobatic American goldfinch (Spinus tristis).

The reverse design by Canadian artist Claudio DÕAngelo 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 plumageÑparticularly the striking contrast between its cheerful yellow feathers with white markings and the black of its forehead, outstretched wings and tail.

Selective colour over detailed engraving recreates the unmistakable yellow, white and black plumage of the male American goldfinch. As a gift, this valued collectible is sure to brighten up a nature enthusiast or bird loverÕs day.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

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

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: American goldfinch
Artist: Claudio D'Angelo
Finish: Proof
Series: The Migratory Birds Convention
Quantity Produced: 6500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife


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