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

SKU: 623932076020

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Since 1916, the Migratory Birds Convention represents an enduring partnership between Canada and the United States to safeguard our beloved migratory bird populations. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this landmark conservation measure, this four-coin series showcases some of the bird species protected under its provisionsÑincluding the pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus). A visual celebration of a key conservation milestone and the enduring partnership between Canada and the United States that has resulted in crucial conservation measures in both countries.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Claudio DÕAngelo features an intricately engraved portrait of a pileated woodpecker in a forest setting. The side-profile view offers a sense of the birdÕs large size as it takes flight on broad wings, with feathers splayed in a dramatic fashion. Vibrant colour naturally draws the eye to the red crest atop its head, which offers a gorgeous splash of colour above the black and white stripes that run down its neck and re-appear along its flight feathers. Rising up in the engraved background is a mighty maple tree, where large chiselled holes in the bark provide evidence of the woodpeckerÕs feeding activity before its majestic flight.

As a gift, this valued collectible is sure to brighten up a nature enthusiast or bird loverÕs day.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Pileated Woodpecker
Artist: Claudio D'Angelo
Finish: Proof
Series: Migratory Birds Convention: 100 Years of Protection, No. 4 of 4
Quantity Produced: 6500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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