1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)
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76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)

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76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)

$119.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only
76% SOLD!

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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76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017)
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (20)
  • Unique (20)
  • One of A kind (14)
  • Great quality (13)
  • Good value (7)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (9)
  • Gift for child (6)
  • Special occasion (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (22), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (3)

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5.0

Spectacular!

By westcoast kate

from Western Canada

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult

    Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

    Beautiful detail. I wish I could afford to buy more for my friends but the price is expensive. Perhaps that's what makes it even more inspiring. I'm looking forward to the bat!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Very unique

    By sit, the collector

    from Chilliwack, B.C.

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • My own collection

      Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

      Very interested by the uniqueness of this coin so wanted to add this to my collection.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      More beautiful than the picture can show

      By Stacey

      from Whitby, ON

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

        Added to my collection

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful

        By Kate

        from Barrie, Ontario

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult

        Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

        It looked so unique that I wanted to own one. Hopefully the same artist designs the bat coin.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Nice coin, confusing ordering process with respect to the 2

        By Bill in Leominster

        from Leominster, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Gift For Child
          • Holiday Gift
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

          The ordering process was not clear, subscription vs single coin purchase

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Mint has done it again.Very impressive

          By sixpacjac

          from Ontario Canada

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

              Add to my bird collection.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A very special coin from the RCM.

              By Zone

              from Montreal

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Captivating presentation
              • Great Quality
              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

                  A very unusual coin. Detailed, in the design of the owl, yet with an overall understated presentation punctuated by the stealthy black moon and background that gives the coin its unique and arguably most striking feature. Love it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Design, very special coin.

                  By Michael

                  from Vancouver, B.C.

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

                      Personal Collection

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful coin, great collection piece

                      By wolfdad

                      from vaughan

                      About Me Quality Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift For Adult
                        • Gift For Child
                        • Special Occasion

                        Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

                        Added this piece to my collection. Great gift for those who are into owls and coin collection.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Coin Rating

                        By Gregor

                        from Crowsnest Pass

                        About Me Quality Driven

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Unique

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Grandchild Gift

                          Comments about 76% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017):

                          Keepsakes

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          • 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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