REGAL RED TRAILED HAWK Majestic Animal Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2016 – First Silver coin issued this year in the continuous “Majestic Animal” series, which commemorates a few of Canada’s most unique and renowned animal types. This edition the marvelous red-tailed hawk, an elegant glider and a quick hunter that skyrockets easily above the open country. Limited mintage to 6.500 pcs worldwide! The reverse design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra utilizes selective colour to highlight the personalized representation of a red-tailed hawk in its natural setting. In a distinct twist, this big, broad-shaped bird is viewed from the viewpoint of its victim, as though the viewer were gazing up at the sky from ground level; the hawk is portrayed in a controlled dive on outstretched wings, with talons ready and a fixed look that conveys the strength, fierceness and decision related to this species. Intricate engraving recreates the smallest of details-from the softly feathered legs to the textured look of its overlapping feathers-while the selective application of reddish-brown, cream and yellow colours recreate the whitish underbelly and mainly brown-spotted pattern of the western subspecies (Buteo jamaicensis calurus). In the background, the towering peaks and trees of Western Canada rise underneath the excellent stretch of sky-a fitting, grand setting for this event of a stunning species.
- Country: Canada – Year: 2016
- Stated value: 20 Dollars – Metal: Silver 999/1000
- Diameter: 38 mm – Weight (g): 31.39
- Quality: Evidence – Mintage: 6.500 pcs
- Certificate (COA): Yes – Presentation case (box): Yes