SALE -2017 $10 FINE SILVER COIN BIRDS AMONG NATURE’S COLOURS: NUTHATCH
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.
- 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.
Item Number: 156238
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Artist: Derek C. Wicks
Packaging: Maroon clamshell
with black beauty
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.