2017 $15 In the Eyes of the Great Horned Owl - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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At home in Canada's wooded areas, the great horned owl is equipped with enhanced night-time vision that helps make it a formidable nocturnal hunter. Its remarkable eyes are the focus of this first coin in a new series in which an innovative enamel effect provides life-like colour, while glow-in-the-dark allows the animal eyes to peer out from the dark.

The indomitable spirit of the great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is evident in this reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater. The close-up portrait of its broad face features complex engraving that adds textural details throughout, especially in the rendering of its plumage. Special emphasis is placed on the owl's eyes, where an enamel effect mimics the glossy look of a traditional paint application, but with far more colour variances that give the amber-coloured irises a more life-like appearance. They are further enhanced by glow-in-the-dark technology that adds a luminous intensity to the piercing gaze, which offers the only visible proof of the owl's presence in the dark. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Given its limited mintage, magnificent craftsmanship and enhanced artistic design, this series will likely be highly sought after, don't delay, order today!


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 15 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 23.17 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.744 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Engraved close-up portrait of the Great Horned Owl
Artist: Curtis Atwater
Finish: Proof
Series: Eyes of Canada's Wildlife Species, No. 1 of 3
Quantity Produced: 6500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife, Nature, Canadiana

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