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. A beautiful piece that's sure to brighten up any nature- or bird-themed collection.99.99% pure silver with selective colour. Black clamshell with black beauty box. Tony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). 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. The background in this design comes from my walks on my property.Sun and snow on the pines makes for a very clean and bright setting in which to find the surprisingly vivid red and black colours of the male cardinal. I'm always happier after having seen one! This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "treasure_chest_toronto" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada.