The Royal Canadian Mint is now offering the third of four collector coins in the Migratory Birds Convention Series, the 2016 $20 American Goldfinch Silver Proof Coin.
Limited to 6,500 and containing an ounce of 99.99% pure silver, the coin’s reverse or tails side features an American goldfinch taking flight in a rural landscape complete with an ancestral farmhouse, a split-rail fence and an aspen tree. The bird appears with wings spread high, revealing its elegant canary-like colors.
This design is the work of Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo. Added reverse inscriptions include D’Angelo’s initials of CD, the year 2016, and 20 DOLLARS for the coin’s face value.
Susanna Blunt’s effigy of the Queen appears on the obverse or heads side along with surrounding inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA, 1 OZ FINE SILVER 9999 and 1 OZ ARGENT PUR 9999.
The complete four-coin collection depicts the:
- Mountain Bluebird (released in April)
- American Avocet (released in June)
- American Goldfinch (this release)
- Pileated Woodpecker (ships in November 2016)
All bear colorful designs showcasing the North American bird. Series coin specifications from the Royal Canadian Mint include:
- Mintage: 6,500
- Composition: 99.99% pure silver
- Finish: proof
- Weight (g): 31.39
- Diameter (mm): 38
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: serialized
- Face value: 20 dollars
- Reverse Artist: Claudio D’Angelo
- Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt
Pricing per coin is CAD $99.95, or about US $76. The silver coin is available from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the coin’s product page is right here.