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2016 $20 FINE SILVER COIN THE MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION: AMERICAN GOLDFINCH

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2016 $20 FINE SILVER COIN THE MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION: AMERICAN GOLDFINCH

$99.95 $81.96
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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. This four-coin series celebrates the centennial anniversary of this landmark conservation measure, by showcasing some of the colourful bird species protected under its provisions—including the acrobatic American goldfinch (Spinus tristis).

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
SRP: $99.95
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 6,500
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Claudio D’Angelo
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Third coin in a stunning series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention, with a showcase of some of the colourful bird species that are protected under its provisions.
  • 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.
  • Selective colour over detailed engraving recreates the unmistakable yellow, white and black plumage of the male American goldfinch.
  • Certified 99.99% pure silver with mintage set to 6,500 coins worldwide.
  • Packaged in a stylish graphic beauty box, this coin adds a splash of nature’s bright colours to your nature, wildlife or bird -themed collection.
  • As a gift, this valued collectible is sure to brighten up a nature enthusiast or bird lover’s day.

DESIGN
The reverse design by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo 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. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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