This large 50 mm diameter two ounce $30 fine silver coin features a magnificent Snowy Owl as it surveys the tundra from its signature post atop a snow-covered mound. This is the second coin in the popular Arctic Animals and Northern Lights series, capturing the natural grandeur of the Canadian North. The coin features two great arctic icons: the Snowy Owl and the northern lights. The coin is crafted with cutting-edge glow-in-the-dark technology to double the visual delights of this captivating coin. A special black light is included that will reveal the brightly shining northern lights. Collectability is enhanced with an extremely limited mintage of just 4,000. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
Canadian artist Trevor Tennant has created an immersive design that takes the viewer to ground level up close to a Snowy Owl surveying the tundra from a snow-covered mound. The subtleties of the owl’s feathers, its beak and eyes are executed in exceptional detail and rich colour that also infuses the design with the warm glow of the rising sun that lights the Arctic sky and the mirror-like surface of the ice. A different scene appears when the coin is exposed to black light. Morning turns to night, and northern lights fill the sky with flowing ribbons of vibrant purple and yellow-green.