1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)
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82% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)

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82% 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
82% 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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78% SOLD! 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl - Mintage: 7000 (2017)
 
4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (33)
  • Unique (32)
  • One of A kind (22)
  • Great quality (21)
  • Good value (11)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift (16)
  • Gift for child (8)
  • Special occasion (7)
  • Holiday gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (33), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 36 customers

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5.0

Beautiful coin. A great addition to my collection.

By KenRB

from Calgary, AB

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

    Bought this coin for its uniqueness, beautiful design.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would buy this again

    By summer breeze

    from antrim,ns

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Gift For Child
      • Holiday Gift
      • Special Occasion
      • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

      Love Love this coin. Black background with the beautiful barn owl on it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well worth the money!

      By AbbyWoman

      from Abbotsford, British Columbia

      About Me I like unique coins that are good quality

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good size
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Stunning
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Holiday Gift
      • This is an amazing coin to collect

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

      I highly recommend this coin. It's so unique that you never get tired of gazing at it.
      It might be costly but trust me once you open up the box you'll look forward to the next one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful coin

      By Skrunge

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          The black background attracted me about this coin. The Canadian mint didn't disappoint AGAIN. Awesome quality and is a great addition to any collection!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Usual perfection of the Canadian mint!

          By Gordie

          from Southern Ontario

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult

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

            Quality workmanship and ingenuity

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quite Pleased

            By NYY

            from Mesquite, NV

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Very unique. Will add to collection.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Finely engraved, well struck

                By X Railroader

                from Moncton

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult

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

                  I like the color change from a black to a nice dark gray. A little lower mintage would have been nice. Again the mint hit a homerun

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Coin

                  By Mike B

                  from Calgary

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • One Of A Kind
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Picture makes it look a lot darker than it is.

                  Best Uses

                  • For your collection.

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

                  Still a very nice coin but like most coins from the mint it is over-priced.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Purchased a 4 x 4 box frame and the coin looks great in it

                  By Gary the talker

                  from Port Coquitlam bc

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Quality
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Very pleased with the detail in this coin

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very nice coin

                      By FiddyCent

                      from Canada

                      About Me Quality Driven

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Great Quality
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift For Adult

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

                      Hard to take a photo which shows how it looks in person. Looks better than expected. Looking forward to more coins like this.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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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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