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.
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!
Composition nickel plated steel
Finish specimen (with coloured design on the reverse)
Weight (g) 12.61
Face value 25 cents
Artist Arnold Nogy (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)