This valued collection of 4 beautiful coins is sure to brighten up a numismatic nature enthusiast or bird lover. The 4 coins in the series are. The Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides). The reverse features a stunning side profile of a Mountain Bluebird in flight over an open meadow, where a nest box sits on a fence post alongside a rocky stream. Finely detailed engraving gives this portrait a beautiful, life-like quality by recreating the songbirds fine features, from its pointed black bill to the feathers of its tail and outstretched wings.Selective color recreates the mountain bluebirds most defining feature its dazzling sky-blue plumage and adds a vibrant, gem-like splash of color against the engraved rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the background. The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) The reverse features a beautiful engraved portrait of an American avocet on its approach to a shallow marsh. Against the rolling foothills and the row of cottonwoods in the background, the avocet prepares to land amid the grasses that sway in the tranquil breeze. One of the shorebirds long legs skims the surface of the water to slow its descent, creating a soft wake in this otherwise tranquil setting.
The application of rich color over the detailed engraving recreates the avocets defining characteristics: its dark, upturned bill; its cinnamon-colored neck; the contrasting black-and-white colors of its back and wings; and the blue-grey legs that allow it to wade gracefully through shallow waters. The American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) The reverse 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 color over engraving captures the exquisiteness of its brightly colored plumage particularly the striking contrast between its cheerful yellow feathers with white markings and the black of its forehead, outstretched wings and tail. The Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) The reverse of fourth and final coin of this series features an intricately engraved portrait of a pileated woodpecker in a forest setting, with its distinctive plumage, from the red crest to the black-and-white stripes that run down its neck.
The side-profile view offers a sense of the birds large size as it takes flight on broad wings, with feathers splayed in a dramatic fashion. Vibrant color naturally draws the eye to the red crest atop its head, which offers a gorgeous splash of color 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 chiseled holes in the bark provide evidence of the woodpeckers feeding activity before its majestic flight.
31.39 g x 4. AND HOUSED IN INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION CASES, WITH SERIALIZED COA (NUMBERS WILL VARY) AND COME IN COLORFUL ILLUSTRATED BEAUTY BOXES. DON'T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS!Protected with my 100% quality satisfaction guarantee. FOR CUSTOMERS IN UNITED STATES. EACH SALE COMES WITH UNCONDITIONAL 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AND. IF THE COIN IS NOT AS DESCRIBED. SAME 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AS FOR USA CUSTOMERS.
The item "Canada 2016 Migratory Birds $20 x 4 Coins Colored Silver Proof Set Perfect" is in sale since Friday, September 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "monetaricus" and is located in Morton, Illinois.This item can be shipped worldwide.