2023- $20 Fine Silver Coin- Colourful birds: Northern Cardinal

109.95 $

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Easily recognized by its pointed crest, the cardinal’s bright red plumage adds a welcome splash of colour to our landscapes in any season. But its conspicuous appearance can also lift our spirits on a quiet winter day, when most of nature’s colours are tucked under a thick blanket of snow—as seen on this selectively coloured 99.99% pure silver coin.


Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, your coin’s selectively coloured reverse features a tranquil winter scene after snowfall. A snow-blanketed house on a hill appears in the engraved background. In the foreground, a bright red northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is perched on a bittersweet (Celastrus candens) branch in a spruce tree. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.  The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.

Special features

  • For nature lovers. Complete your collection of Colourful Birds coins! This fine silver collectible makes a great gift for bird lovers, and a great addition to any Canadiana- or nature-themed collection.
  • Limited mintage. Only 7,500 coins are available to collectors worldwide.
  • Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.

Product Specifications

Mintage 7,500
Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective colour
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Edge Serrated
Face Value $20
Finish Proof
Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box