Snowy Owl - 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Mintage: 6,500 (2016)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6,500 (2016)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6,500 (2016)

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$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,500
Canada and US only

A popular coin design, order yours today before they're all gone!

Majestic, powerful and hauntingly silent in flight, the Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) embodies the enigmatic nature of Canada’s Arctic region. It is one of the largest owl species and contrary to common belief, can see equally well day or night—an ability that is particularly important for this northern resident that must hunt under the midnight sun of the Arctic summer.

While the snowy owl’s beautiful plumage may be the first thing that catches your eye when looking at the coin, this bird of prey’s eyes are among its most distinctive features. Surprisingly, those cat-like, bright yellow eyes are similar in weight and size to the human eye; but unlike other birds, the snowy owl’s eyes face forward to allow for a heightened depth perception. Since their eyes cannot move freely within their sockets, owls have a flexible neck that enables them to turn their head 270 degrees in either direction—a remarkable ability that is alluded to in the coin design.

A must-have addition for any nature or animal lover in your family! Order today!

Special features:

  • The coin’s reverse brings life to one of Canada’s most iconic birds, which is closely identified with the Arctic region.
  • Exquisitely detailed engraving faithfully depicts a snowy owl, as seen in a natural setting in one of the many open fields that are part of the Canadian landscape.
  • Vibrant colour enhances the engraving and recreates the snowy owl’s distinctively dense white and brown-barred plumage.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Douglas Laird, your coin features a beautiful snowy owl after the first snow. Intricately engraved and beautifully enhanced with vibrant colour, this unique close-up allows a magnificent view of this majestic creature’s remarkable features, from its rounded head and black bill to the down-covered legs and toes. Perched on a dried piece of wood in a rolling field, the owl’s brown-barred white plumage allows for an element of camouflage amidst its natural surroundings—particularly as the softly falling snow blankets the landscape. Using its acute hearing, the snowy owl has detected our intrusion and has swiveled its head to spy the viewer with the big, yellow eyes that help it seek its prey throughout the seasons.

Did you know…

  • The snowy owl is an important part of the ecosystem of the Arctic tundra and is protected from hunting across Canada.
  • In 1987, it was named the official bird of the province of Quebec.
  • Snowy owls prefer wide-open spaces across their vast range.
  • The species breeds in the Arctic region and have wintering grounds in southern Canada, the northern United States, and Russia. Some birds remain in the Arctic year-round while others migrate intermittently.
  • In the spring, owls will hop from snow patch to snow patch as the snow disappears from their wintering grounds; some experts believe they do this to remain camouflaged.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016)
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (31)
  • Great quality (20)
  • Unique (17)
  • One of A kind (15)
  • Good value (14)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Holiday gift (10)
  • Gift (8)
  • Special occasion (7)
  • Gift for child (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (22), Budget shopper (6), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

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5.0

Great Coin!!!!

By none

from Calgary Alberta

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

      This coin will go with a print I have of a snowy owl in a single frame.
      Absolutely beautiful!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      A top pick!

      By Happy to be retired

      from Ottawa

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Colourful
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Holiday Gift
        • Keep It

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

        Display

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Beautiful Coin

        By Neil

        from Uath

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

            It`s a beautiful coin. Could be a bit larger. Nice back ground. The owl is perfect.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Beautiful example

            By Socksy's dad

            from Toronto, ON

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                The image captures the beauty of this amazing animal. One of the best in the bird series.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Nature & it's Creatures wonders !

                By Crunchy !

                from Edm .

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child
                • Holiday Gift
                • Special Occasion
                • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                Simply The Very Best In Naturs.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                A good collector buy

                By Spike

                from Montreal Que.

                About Me Collector

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Typical Rcm Value

                Cons

                • NOTHING TO SAY

                Best Uses

                • Collection

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                The owl really stands out in front of the background, and it is a good buy because of the low mintage.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                nowyowl

                By Mikee

                from Ladysmith, bc

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                    Attractive coin. Would prefer if larger

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    awesome

                    By dustydog

                    from Owen Sound On.Canada

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Quality
                    • One Of A Kind
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • For Me

                      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                      collecting to give to my wife.Awesome picture.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      The Picture is one thing, the coin is something else

                      By RZM

                      from Denver, CO, USA

                      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                      • Expensive
                      • Poor Quality
                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Special Occasion

                      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                      I was fooled by the marketing hype - it gets me every time. This coin would have been okay if it was priced accordingly. It is just too small for the price.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      LOVE THE SNOWY OWL!

                      By Bonnie

                      from Edmonton, AB

                      About Me Quality Driven

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Beautiful
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Holiday Gift

                        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Snowy Owl - Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                        A great addition to my collection!

                        Love the colours.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        Specifications

                        • No.147324
                        • Mintage6,500
                        • Composition99.99% pure silver
                        • Finishproof
                        • Weight (g) 31.39
                        • Diameter (mm) 38
                        • Edgeserrated
                        • Certificateserialized
                        • Face value20 dollars
                        • ArtistDouglas Laird (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)