1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)
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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)

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$119.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,000
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Canada and US only

A FIRST! The night sky re-created with black rhodium plating! A must-have!

Canada is home to a wide range of nocturnal animals, including the barn owl, whose acute senses and secretive ways make it one of nature's most efficient nighttime hunters. This fine silver coin captures all of the majesty and beauty of this species as it glides across the night sky—a sight recreated through the innovative use of black rhodium plating. Tilt the coin to see the colour shift from dark black to gunmetal grey, adding to the contemporary look and feel of the coin.

A coin you will want to show to friends and family! Order today!

Special features:
  • A MINT FIRST! Your coin includes the first-time use of black rhodium plating that lends itself perfectly to re-creating the dark night sky and allows the moon's uniquely frosted finish to shine through.
  • INNOVATIVE! The light-and-dark contrast of your coin sets the perfect mood for a night-time hunt, while enhancing the natural silver shine of the engraved owl in the foreground.
  • STUNNING! Tilt your coin to alter your perception of the plating's hue, which varies from a dark black colour to a gun-metal grey, and adds to the contemporary look and feel of the overall design.
  • BRIMMING WITH DETAIL! Your coin is a dynamically layered design that is brimming with detail, thanks to the intricate engraving that re-creates the lunar craters and the owl's most distinguishing features.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 7,000 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!
  • ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Jamie Desrochers, your coin features a contemporary stylized depiction of a barn owl (Tyto alba) descending upon its prey, as viewed from the ground looking up at the night sky. In the background, the creative use of black rhodium plating serves as a stunning backdrop for this night-time scene; detailed engraving re-creates the cratered surface of the full moon, which is brought to life through the use of bold frosting peering through the dark plating. The coin's silver surface also lends itself beautifully to evoking the luminous quality of moonlight on the engraved owl in the foreground, which seemingly shines brighter against the dark image field. Flying on outstretched wings, the owl conveys its stealthy hunting prowess through its fixed stare, as it seems to close in on the viewer. The engraving captures much of the owl's most distinctive features—from its characteristic heart-shaped face and sharp talons, to the spotted appearance of its wing and tail feathers.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017)
 
4.7

(based on 50 reviews)

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    (35)

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    (15)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (37)
  • Unique (36)
  • Great quality (25)
  • One of A kind (24)
  • Good value (13)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)

Best Uses

  • Gift (18)
  • Special occasion (10)
  • Gift for child (9)
  • Adults (6)
  • Memorabilia (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (35), Collector (9), Budget shopper (3), Grandparent (3), Parent of two or more children (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42), Yes (7)

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4.0

unique gift

By Suzy

from Toronto Ontario

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults

    Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

    I'm giving it to friends for Christms

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Owl Luv it 4EVR!

    By Nav

    from Calgary

    About Me Collector

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Hobby
      • Lifetime
      • Memorabilia
      • Teens

      Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

      Beautiful coin with understated elegance that sets it apart from other coins out there.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good quality

      By Carole

      from Red Deer, AB

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Displays Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Memorabilia

        Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

        Nice but would be better if it were a Great Horned Owl.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        MATCH TO THE VERY NICE BAT COIN

        By LIKE THE BIGGER COINS I CAN SEE

        from TORONTO

        About Me Education Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Mint Condition

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Children

          Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

          DIFFERENT AND NICE FOR THE KIDS

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          A First

          By A collector

          from Ottawa, Canada

          About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition
          • Rare

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Lifetime
            • Memorabilia
            • Older Children
            • Teens

            Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

            Very cool coin for a first time coin.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Always a delight to receive from the RCM!

            By The Gardener.

            from St. Andrews, NB, Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hobby
              • Leave as a beautiful gift.
              • Lifetime

              Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

              As a child I collected fifty cent pieces and silver dollars when I could. I had a good collection. When I got older the collecting faded due to other interest. After a few years my collection went missing. The was about forty years ago. Today I know where everything is and where they are going. RCM coins area pleasure to receive.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Get it while you can!

              By Frogdog

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Collector, Nature lover

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Displays Well
              • Very Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Hobby
                • Older Children

                Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

                Wonderful way to highlight a beautiful bird

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great one of a kind coin

                By The Collector

                from toronto, Ontario

                About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well
                • Mint Condition

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Hobby
                  • Memorabilia

                  Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

                  For my on going collection of unique coins

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Striking image

                  By The Old Maine Huntsman

                  from USA

                  About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Memorabilia
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

                    I ordinarily will not buy gimmicks--bits of moon dust, enamalling, 3D figures, etc--in other words, anything that could not reasonably be a real coin. The blackened look I normally associate with Cajun fish, but this is an aesthetically very striking design and the owl is my family totem and my personal spirit animal. I would probably not have bought this coin if not for the owl figure.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    This coin was shipped in a timely fashion. Was very pleased.

                    By Mick

                    from Windsor

                    About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children, Stay at Home Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Authentic
                    • Detailed
                    • Displays Well
                    • Mint Condition

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lifetime
                      • Memorabilia
                      • Older Children

                      Comments about 78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

                      This gift was extremely well received. With the rhodium and the beautifully detailed barn owl makes an exquisite contrast. Very pleases as always.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      • Q:

                        How much of Rhodium is on the coin?
                        Asked on 4/28/2017 by Peace from CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hello Peace,

                          With plating, gold of rhodium, we can't quantify the amount. It's not like the blanks used for coins, which we report the nominal weight of silver.

                          Answered on 5/1/2017 by Jamie (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Will the second coin in this series also be rhodium plated?
                        Asked on 3/28/2017 by momo from Ottawa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Momo!

                          Yes, it will be! It will have a similar style.

                          Answered on 3/29/2017 by Jamie (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        In the flyer, 2017 number 3 on page 5, this coin appears. In the picture it shows the moon having a frosted finish, yet on the website and in the video the moon appears to have the rhodium plating. Which depiction is accurate?
                        Asked on 3/6/2017 by Masters Club Member from Ottawa, ON

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Masters Club Member

                          Sorry about the confusion! The moon is rhodium plated! Only the owl is not plated on the obverse.

                          Answered on 3/7/2017 by Jamie (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        The description of this coin says the black plating "allows the moon's uniquely frosted finish to shine through".
                        What is meant by this, since the image appears to show the same plating as the rest of the coin except the owl itself?
                        Asked on 3/5/2017 by Coin confusion from Toronto

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Coin Confusion!

                          The rhodium plating is present over the moon. The moon is frosted differently (it's shiny) than the rest of the coin, and with rhodium plating it appears much darker than the rest of the coin. The youtube video shows this off much better! I'd encourage you to watch it, or if you have the coin in hand, to tilt it and let the light reflect off of the moon.

                          Answered on 3/6/2017 by Jamie (Product Team) from Ottawa
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                      Specifications

                      • No.156565
                      • Mintage7,000
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishmatte proof
                      • Weight (g) 31.39
                      • Diameter (mm) 38
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value20 dollars
                      • ArtistJamie Desrochers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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