Owl - 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin (2015) - Mintage: 7,500
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1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Owl - Mintage: 7,500 (2015)

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1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Owl - Mintage: 7,500 (2015)

$129.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
STATUS:
Awaiting Stock Available from official dealers
Canada and US only

Third issue in a series of intricate 1/25 oz. pure gold coins! Order yours today!

Bubo scandiacus is known for its gorgeous white plumage and blazing yellow eyes. A study in physical adaptation, it is one of the world's only diurnal owls, having evolved to thrive in the near-constant daylight of its Arctic breeding grounds. North America's heaviest owl (adults weigh nearly 2 kilograms), the snowy owl carries the extra weight of thick, insulating layers of down and white feathers (even on its feet) that give it warmth and camouflage in its Arctic home. Its ears and black bill are almost entirely hidden beneath feathers to help it maintain body heat in cold temperatures.

Like all owls, the snowy owl's eyes are fixed; it must swivel its head to shift its gaze. Its "binocular" vision allows the snowy owl to detect movement by even the smallest prey at great distances. Its eyes not only gather more light than human eyes, but have fields of vision that overlap to give it exceptional depth perception. The feathers around the sides of its head also help it to hunt by directing sound toward its ear drums.

The half-metre-tall snowy owl has few natural predators, except when it is young. It catches its prey in its claws by swooping down from the sky or from a perch. The snowy owl swallows its prey whole and later regurgitates indigestible fur and bones in pellet form. Its main food is the Arctic lemming, but it also feeds on mice, rats, hares, foxes, fish and small birds—which it can catch on the wing.

An affordable small gold coin, makes an ideal gift for someone who loves owls! Order yours today!

Special features:
•  Superior craftsmanship brings added depth and dimension to every detail on your coin of this magnificent bird.
•  Your coin is a striking addition to any Canadiana- or nature-themed collection.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.

About the Design:
Your coin depicts the head of the snowy owl in exacting detail, its characteristically thick plumage nearly engulfing its small black bill and covering its smooth, wide-eyed head. The owl's striking eyes gleam with intensity. The shaded bars on the owl's head and neck feathers suggest that it is a female or a juvenile male.

Did you know…
•  Snowy owls prefer wide open spaces across their vast range. They breed in the High Arctic and have wintering grounds in southern Canada, the northern United States, and Russia. Their wintering and migratory habits are highly idiosyncratic. Some birds remain in the Arctic year round while others will migrate only intermittently.
•  Snowy owls usually mate for life.
•  In springtime, as the snow disappears from their wintering grounds, these owls will hop from snow patch to snow patch. Some experts believe they do this in order to remain camouflaged.
•  The snowy owl is an important part of the ecosystem of the Arctic tundra and is protected from hunting across Canada.

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

Very afordable

5

A great way to get some GOLD !!! Yes, it's small, but it's GOLD. Nice way to start small and work your way into bigger bullion.

Casinobibber

NiagaraFalls, Ontario Canada

Yes

Great Gift

5

My granddaughter started collecting the Olympic coins found in my change in 2010 and has continued with her interest in the designs and has amassed quite a collection since that time. While she gets other coins during the year, these small gold coins are a special gift on her birthday once she reached her teens.

Grandmother of Teen Coin Collector

British Columbia

Yes

Nice design to small for display

2

I would love to see this design much larger and a more reasonable on price.

GeorgeK

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

No

should have been twice the size.

2

I love the design of the owl. Too small can't really display it. For the price it should be larger.

GeorgeK

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

No

Tiny but beautiful

5

I buy what takes my eye. I love the design and the fact that the mintage was lower

Jules

Mississauga, ON

Yes

Do you like owls

4

Coins are great gifts when there are themes depicted which strike a cord with someone. A special place, a special time, a special event or favorite animal or plant. My Daughter loves owls so she loved the coin.

Dad

Toronto On

nice piece of gold for it's size

4

a great gift for a step son for my wedding. excellent way to own a piece of gold. the quality is amazing for its size.

john

calgary

Yes

Excellent Craftsmanship

4

Although rather small you can see they did a great job and it is an excellent addition to any collection.

Coin Collector

Nova Scotia, CA

Yes

Well done!!

5

A touch small, but WELL DONE!!

real

Calgary

Yes

Beautiful Owl

4

This will be displayed in our cabin in the woods, which has 2 olws that nest in the area.

Unique 1

Tiny, Township, Canada

Yes

1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Owl - Mintage: 7500 (2015)

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79.2

Hello - Can you please tell me what the other two coins are in this series? Thank you!

Roisin

Hi Roisin, The first coin in this series was the "1/25 oz Fine Gold Coin - Bald Eagle (2013)". The item # is 124254. Here's the link to the product page: http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/coins-prod1640004. The second coin was the "1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Osprey - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)". The item # is 129068. Here's the link to the product page; http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/coins-prod1900021. Although we're not selling the first two coins any longer, some of our authorized coin dealer may be. If you're interested in buying them please try contacting one in your area. Here's the link to our dealer locator page; http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/numismatic-dealer-locator-1400026

Chad

What are the first and second coins in this series.

Hawks

Hi Hawks, The first two coin in this series were the "1/25 oz Fine Gold Coin - Bald Eagle - Mintage: 10000 (2013)" and "1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Osprey - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)".

Chad

what carat is it example 22K or 24K gold?

Sweta Shukla

This coin is 99.99% pure gold, so 24 Karat (K).

Anonymous

Can anybody provide a picture with coin beside a dime? Thanks.

snowyowlcat

Hi snowyowlcat ... we've posted a very rough image at the link below. I hope this helps! http://www.mint.ca/store/dyn/test/IMG_20160224_150921.jpg

Anonymous

purity of 1/4 oz. owl coin?

cc

Hi cc, The purity of the "1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Owl" is 99.99% pure gold.

Chad

Specifications

  • No.141493
  • Mintage7,500
  • Composition99.99% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 1.27
  • Diameter (mm) 13.92
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value50 cents
  • ArtistArnold Nogy (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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