2017 $20 Landscape Illusion: Snowy Owl - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932072640

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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This exciting new coin series brings you the fascinating art of illusion to celebrate CanadaÕs natural heritage with unprecedented and utterly captivating designs. Each coin features an image of a Canadian landscape, but combines natural elements in the scene to create an optical illusion of wildlifeÑlike the snowy owl on this coin, the last in this series.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Julius T. Csotonyi features a winter mountain scene. The viewpoint is from a rocky, snow-covered slope, below mountain peaks that rise in the distance. But on closer examination, a snowy owl emerges from the scene. Its wings are found in the steep mountainsides; its head in the mountainÕs central peak; its talons are reflected in highlights on the snow; its feathers defined by spruce trees; and its beak and eye are shaped by two crows circling overhead.

An exceptional collectible with an original theme that will appeal to anyone. Art, nature and animal lovers will adore this coin, as well as any proud Canadian who cherishes the natural heritage of this land. Puzzlemeisters, graphic designers and artists will also be impressed by the clever use of shadows, lines, shapes and light to create this coinÕs eye-bending design. A must-have on so many levels!


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.0091 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Snowy Owl Illusion
Artist: Julius T. Csotonyi
Finish: Proof
Series: Landscape Illusion, Coin 5 of 5
Quantity Produced: 5500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian Land and Seascapes

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