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

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)

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$129.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
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!

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1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Owl - Mintage: 7500 (2015)
 
4.0

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Great quality (14)
  • Unique (9)
  • Good value (8)
  • One of A kind (7)

Cons

  • Too small (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift for child (8)
  • Gift (7)
  • Special occasion (7)
  • Holiday gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (16), Budget shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (7)

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5.0

Great Gift

By Grandmother of Teen Coin Collector

from British Columbia

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Child

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

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    2.0

    Nice design to small for display

    By GeorgeK

    from Brampton, Ontario, Canada

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

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

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      should have been twice the size.

      By GeorgeK

      from Brampton, Ontario, Canada

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Holiday Gift
      • Special Occasion

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

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tiny but beautiful

      By Jules

      from Mississauga, ON

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Do you like owls

          By Dad

          from Toronto On

          About Me Bargain Hunter

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              nice piece of gold for it's size

              By john

              from calgary

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Great Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

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

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent Craftsmanship

                By Coin Collector

                from Nova Scotia, CA

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Owl Lover, Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Great Quality
                • One Of A Kind

                Cons

                • Size Of A Dime Roughly
                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Addition to collection

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

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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Well done!!

                By real

                from Calgary

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasion

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

                A touch small, but WELL DONE!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Beautiful Owl

                By Unique 1

                from Tiny, Township, Canada

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasion

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

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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Owl Gold Coin

                By Victor

                from Toronto, Ontario

                About Me Novice collector

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Great Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

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

                Too small and expensive for the size, but quality is good and design is unique.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                • Q:

                  What are the first and second coins in this series.
                  Asked on 2/10/2016 by Hawks from Amherstburg, ON

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    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)".

                    Answered on 2/11/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                • Q:

                  what carat is it example 22K or 24K gold?
                  Asked on 1/26/2016 by Sweta Shukla from winnipeg , canada

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Can anybody provide a picture with coin beside a dime? Thanks.
                  Asked on 1/15/2016 by snowyowlcat from Toronto

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  purity of 1/4 oz. owl coin?
                  Asked on 12/8/2015 by cc from toronto

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hi cc,

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

                    Answered on 12/14/2015 by Chad from Ottawa
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                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)