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Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin - In The Eyes Of The Great Horned Owl - Mintage: 6,500 (2017)

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Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin - In The Eyes Of The Great Horned Owl - Mintage: 6,500 (2017)

$79.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only
90% SOLD!

NEW! Enamel effect adds complex colours to owl's eyes! Order today!

At home in Canada's wooded areas, the great horned owl is equipped with enhanced night-time vision that helps make it a formidable hunter. This close-up portrait marks the debut of a new enamel effect, which adds unprecedented colour complexity to the owl's amber gaze. To complete our tribute to these nocturnal eyes, we've also added glow-in-the-dark technology to simulate them peering out from the dark—a surprise night-time encounter!

An ideal gift for someone who enjoys a fun addition to a gorgeous coin design! Order your coin today!

Special features:
  • FIRST COIN IN NEW SERIES! Your coin is the first in a series of three coins featuring the remarkable eyes of some of Canada's wildlife species—all beautifully engraved in outstanding detail! Future coins in series include:
    • Second coin: In the Eyes of the Lynx (priced at $79.95, expected ship date of November 2017)
    • Third coin: In the Eyes of the Wolf (priced at $79.95, expected ship date of December 2017)
  • NEW! DEBUT OF ENAMEL EFFECT! These animal eyes feature unprecedented depth of colour! An innovative enamel effect mimics the rich, glossy look of colour enamel, but with far more complexity in order to give the eyes a more life-like appearance.
  • FEATURES GLOW-IN-THE-DARK TECHNOLOGY! To complete this tribute to a nocturnal species, your coin also features glow-in-the-dark technology! Hold your coin under a light source for 30-60 seconds then view the coin in darkness, where the colourful eyes glow—as they would during a night-time encounter with limited light!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 6,500 coins worldwide.
  • PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver.
  • GST/HST EXEMPT! Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:

The indomitable spirit of the great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is evident in your coin's 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.

Did you know…
  • Ever notice how some animals have eyes that glow in the dark? Tapetum lucidum is a mirror-like layer in the eye that enhances an animal's vision in low-light conditions, by reflecting light back to the retinal cells for a second pass. It's also responsible for the colourful shine (eyeshine) that flashes from the eye when light is suddenly cast upon it.
  • Like us, the owl's forward-facing eyes provide it with a largely binocular field of view. But unlike us, it has poor peripheral vision since its eyes cannot move from side-to-side—instead, the owl can rotate its head 270 degrees to study its surroundings.
  • To protect its eye, the owl has three eyelids: a top lid that closes when the owl blinks, a bottom lid that comes up when the owl sleeps, and a thin, translucent tissue that sweeps sideways across the eye to clean and protect it. This is known as the nictitating membrane, and is common in several birds, fish, reptiles and mammals.

Packaging:

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

Order today!

Reviews

nice looking coin

5

love the coin and the set looks great

mr moe

fredericton, nb

Yes

Excellent coin for nature lovers

5

Gift for my daughter as she loves nature.

Hickoryman

Toronto ,Canada

Yes

Love out

5

Eyes

See you

Alberta

Yes

Glow in the dark great horned owl coin

5

Beautiful coin, very unique, good quality, good price, very satisfied with purchase.

LoWarn

Calgary, AB

Yes

Love the look

5

Love the detail in the face,feathers and beak of the owl. Perfect representation. Glowing eyes are a bonus

Dew

North bay

Yes

I liked this coin, as the other two coins in the series.

5

Added this coin to my collection, along with the other coins from this series.

Coin Guy

Gardena, CA

Yes

Yes I would buy again.

5

As an heirloom.

The Elephant Boy

Mississauga, ON

Yes

Detail and the glowing eyes make this a must have.

5

The other two in this series look just as good!

LovetheGlow

GTA

Yes

I would buy this product again

5

Excellent

San

Kelowna

Yes

Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin - In The Eyes Of The Great

5

TRULY A BEAUTIFUL COIN

KELLY ANN

EDMONTON CANADA

Yes

162949en

5.0 24

100.0

If the eyes do not glow can I return it to the post office where I bought it and get my money back? The woman at the post office exposed the eyes to light in the post office for probably over a minute and went into a dark room and she said that the eyes did not glow.

Jane Terry

Hi Jane, Yes, you can return the product within 30 days of purchase if you're not fully satisfied with it.

Chad

How does it work or ( Glow )

Leo

Hi there, To activate the glow on this coin, hold your coin under a direct light source for a minute and then view the coin in darkness to see the glowing eyes!

Erica (Product Team)

the glow in the dark owl coin - do I have to buy the subscription? I just want the owl. I was also interested in the one in Nocturnal by Nature, but I don't want subscriptions, I just want the owl.

Clarice

Hi Clarice, Our new "Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin - In The Eyes Of The Great Horned Owl" is available as a single. Here's the link to the product page: http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/coins-prod3040416. Although we're not selling the Nocturnal by Nature Owl coin as a single anymore, some of our authorized coin dealers are. Here's the link to our dealer locator page; http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/numismatic-dealer-locator-1400026

Chad

Dont have to buy suscript. The other 2 coins will glow .belive it comes with special light

Cinimod

Specifications

  • No.162949
  • Mintage6,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value15 dollars
  • ArtistCurtis Atwater (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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