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2014 $20 Baby Animals: Atlantic Puffin - Pure Silver Coin
2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin - Baby Animals: Atlantic Puffin
 
Our Price: $99.95 ** Tax Exempt **
Year: 2014

RCM# 131336

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Product Code: 623932057739

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Part of a new, endearing series from the Royal Canadian Mint featuring baby animals, this charming coin boasts a depiction of one of Atlantic Canada’s most iconic birds: the puffin! In 1992, the puffin was made the official bird of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, where hundreds of thousands of these charming creatures live. The puffin’s latin name, fratercula arctica, likely refes to its black and white coat, as “fratercula” means “little brother” or “little friar”. Puffins are at their most recognizable in the spring during breeding season, when their beaks boast vibrant colours of orange, yellow and blue across their bill, with matching orange feet. In the winter, however, they shed these colourful beak plates, and lose their jet-black and bright-white feathers to grow greyish winter down. They look so starkly different, that people once thought they were two different species of birds! The winter look of the puffin is what baby puffins look like until maturity. Baby puffins newly-hatched have to be kept warm by both parents for at least a week until they can maintain their own body temperature. If nourishment is plentiful, chicks grow flight feathers and leave the nest in about 40 days. Soon, these sweet babies become the strong, swimming sea birds they are meant to be.
This $20 99.99% silver coin features an endearing image of a small baby puffin nestling close to its mother, with an iconic Atlantic shoreline in the background. Selective colouring brings this small bird to life, while a proof finish compliments the coin; this piece is a substantial and sweet way to begin a young person’s coin collection.
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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20Dollar

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