Goldfinch - Coloured Coin (2010)
Back by popular demand!
Gorgeous colour and amazing attention to detail create this stunning design while the unusual specimen finish adds another collectible feature.
A goldfinch spreads it wings to reveal the distinctive bright yellow plumage for which it is named.
A flash of gold.
After a one-year hiatus, this captivating series returns with a beautiful coloured coin showcasing the eyecatching American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis).
The Goldfinch’s bright, canary-yellow plumage is reserved for the male while the female is more olive-hued. As the year progresses, the male’s colouring becomes increasingly subdued, as will the female’s. No other finch in the cardueline family displays such a striking difference in its summer and winter colours. Scientists believe this is because the Goldfinch goes through a unique springtime moult instead of gradually wearing down its feathers like other finches.
The Goldfinch flies throughout southern Canada— and this coin will be a popular collectible for birders of all kinds!