2016 $20 FINE SILVER COIN - BABY ANIMALS: COMMON LOON
In a continuing celebration of family bonds in the wild, this ninth coin in the Baby Animals series showcases a classic Canadian icon—the common loon (Gavia immer)—with its offspring in one of the many lakes that are part of Canada’s famously scenic landscape.
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Glen Loates
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- A national symbol in a quintessentially Canadian setting! This is the ninth coin in the beloved Baby Animals series, which tenderly depicts baby animals in the Canadian wilderness.
- Selective colour enhances the finely detailed engraving that showcases the baby loon in the water next to its mother, as they swim in one of Canada’s many beautiful lakes.
- Crafted from 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage of 5,500.
- A superb addition to any Canadiana-, wildlife- or nature-themed collection, and a heart-warming gift that celebrates a family’s special bond or momentous first steps!
The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates features selective colour over the engraved side-profile portrait of a baby loon, or chick, swimming at the edge of a lake in Algonquin Park. The brown-black downy feathers are given a soft appearance through detailed engraving as the chick splashes about in the water, flapping its wings and raising its webbed feet. The colour extends to the purple flowers and green-stemmed leaves of the pickerelweed in the foreground and behind the engraved adult female, which tenderly remains at the young loon’s side during its first weeks of life.