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1 oz. Pure Silver 2-Coin Subscription - Nocturnal by Nature - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)

1 oz. Pure Silver 2-Coin Subscription - Nocturnal by Nature - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)

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$119.95 CAD  per coin
Mintage: 7,000
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Canada and US only
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A FIRST! The night sky re-created on both coins with black rhodium plating! Subscribe today!

When Canadians bed down for the night, some animal creatures are just beginning their day. They are Canada's nocturnal creatures—birds, mammals and more, whose unique adaptations allow them to hunt and play under the cover of darkness. Active between sunset and sunrise, these elusive species represent a part of Canada's biodiversity that often goes unseen, despite their presence in our midst.

Beginning with the barn owl, each coin in this exciting new series features the innovative use of black rhodium plating that sets the mood by recreating nightfall. Here, the coin's silver surface mimics moonlight to reveal the sudden apparition of a stylized owl—it's a chance encounter with one of nature's stealthy nocturnal hunters!

Two gorgeous coins you will want to show to friends and family! Subscribe today!

Special features:
  • 2-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! Subscribe today* and then relax knowing you will receive both coins (each coin $119.95). Coins in your subscription include:
    • Coin 1: Barn Owl (priced at $119.95, expected ship date April 2017)
    • Coin 2: The Bat (priced at $119.95, expected ship date August 2017)
  • A MINT FIRST! Your coins include the first-time use of black rhodium plating that lends itself perfectly to recreating the dark night sky and allows the moon's uniquely frosted finish to shine through.
  • INNOVATIVE! The light-and-dark contrast of your coins set the perfect mood for a night-time hunt, while enhancing the natural silver shine of the animal 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 coins are a dynamically layered design that is brimming with detail, thanks to intricate engraving!
  • 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 COINS! Your coins have no GST/HST!

About the first coin design:

Designed by Canadian artist Jamie Desrochers, the first coin in your subscription 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:

Each of your coins are encapsulated and presented individually in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your 2-coin subscription today!

*Credit card purchases only, charged upon shipment. After purchasing your first coin, you will automatically receive the subsequent coins when they are released. Coins may not be issued in the same order as listed above. Subscription agreement may be cancelled at your request at any time with a phone call or written notice to the Royal Canadian Mint.

*Credit card purchases only, charged when each coin is shipped. The Royal Canadian Mint reserves the right to refuse or limit orders and to limit the total amount of subscribers to this series. The Mint also reserves the right to change its prices and product offerings without notice. After purchasing your first coin, you will automatically receive the subsequent coins when they are released. Coins may not be issued in the same order as listed above. Subscription agreement may be cancelled at your request at any time with a phone call or written notice to the Royal Canadian Mint. While quantities last.

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Specifications

  • No.161634
  • 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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