The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates Canada’s young wildlife with this beautiful proof coin with colour – the second in a series of baby animals – which features a puffin chick with its mother in a natural setting near the sea.
Item Number: 131336
Composition:99.99 % pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Glen Loates
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with standard beauty box
Finished size: 67 mm x 67 mm
- The second in the Royal Canadian Mint’s delightful baby animal series.
- Selective colouring enhances the finely detailed features of the young puffin, along with the bright colours of the shoreline in a scene that is typical.
- A striking addition to any Canadiana- or naturethemed collection.
- A wonderful set to begin a young person’s coin collection!
The reverse image by Canadian artist Glen Loates features a young puffin with its mother along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. A side profile of the chick allows for a full view of the soft, dark-coloured down that covers its head and back, along with its bright white chest and its webbed feet. The chick is nestled among the grasses and flowers where it awaits its meal; on the right, the adult puffin stands next to its offspring, its bill clasping the small fish that will provide nourishment for the chick. Selective colour enhances the young puffin’s engraved features; in the background, the bright green of the grassy cliff tops stands in contrast with the red and white lighthouse.