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SALE -2017 $10 FINE SILVER COIN BIRDS AMONG NATURE’S COLOURS: NUTHATCH

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Was: $64.95

Description

Named for its habit of pecking at its meal, the white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a
bundle of energy that thinks nothing of creeping down a tree headfirst, or hanging upside down
from a vertical branch! The fifth and final coin in the Birds Among Nature’s Colours series captures
its beauty in stunning engraved detail amid the deep green hues of Canada’s boreal forest.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Fifth and final coin in a beautifully artistic series that showcases a precision-engraved bird in its colourful Canadian habitat.
  • When you purchase the encapsulated coin as part of the subscription, you will receive a custom paperboard box that is as colourful as the coin’s reverse.
  • Lift the lid to uncover a delightful surprise: it doubles as a music box—complete with a musical element that recreates the bird’s enchanting song!
  • A unique approach that stands out from previous bird-themed series: Selective colour highlights nature’s colourful appearance, while enhancing the finer details that bring the engraved bird to life!
  • This coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a limited mintage.
  • An exquisite addition to any nature-, bird-, flora- or Canadiana-themed collection.
  • A beautifully artistic and meaningful gift for birdwatchers, nature lovers and art appreciators alike.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

SRP: $64.95
Item Number: 156238
UPC: 6-23932-08338-7
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 15,000
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Derek C. Wicks
Packaging: Maroon clamshell
with black beauty
box

DESIGN:

The reverse design by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks features a precision-engraved portrait of a
female white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis). This little songbird is positioned in a way that
offers a side profile view of its facial features as it lifts its long bill upwards; meanwhile, an
overhead view of its back and wing plumage reveals a patterned appearance that is artfully
conveyed by the detailed engraving. Selective colour recreates the effect of sunlight alternately
illuminating and casting shadows along the needled branch of a white spruce (Picea glauca),
where a cone provides a sense of the nuthatch’s size.

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