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2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Zentangle® Art: The Great Horned Owl - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Zentangle® Art: The Great Horned Owl - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

$174.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
Canada and US only
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! A Zentangle®-inspired owl looks to roost in your collection! Order today!

In its woodland habitat, the great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) can be difficult to spot since its plumage allows it to blend in with the branches and foliage. Not so on this coin’s Zentangle®-inspired reverse! Viewed in three-quarter profile, the owl’s feathered features and all-knowing gaze provide the framework for a spectacular wildlife portrait that is anything but traditional. The owl’s most distinctive features — the ear-like tufts, its steady stare — are unmistakable in real-life and on your coin, where an array of abstract patterns adds a beautiful complexity to the owl’s plumage. This extraordinary design style is a highly intricate celebration of illustrative art and nature, one borne of creative spontaneity and reminiscent of Zentangle® art, where each line and dot combines to form a breathtaking image that is far more than just the sum of its parts.

A gorgeous Zentangle® inspired coin in 2 ounces 99.99% pure silver! Order today!

Special features:
  • SECOND COIN IN THE SERIES! Your Great Horned Owl is the follow-up to the Great Grey Wolf Zentangle® Art coin, which is approaching sold-out status! Complete your collection and order the Zentangle® Art: The Great Grey Wolf today before it’s too late!
  • A CELEBRATION OF ART, NATURE AND FOLKLORE! Layers of repetitive abstract patterns come together beautifully to re-create the “wise” owl’s feathered features—and fittingly, in a style reminiscent of classic storybook illustrations.
  • IMMACULATE DETAILS ON A LARGE SCALE! With its large diameter (50mm), this coin is perfectly sized to showcase such a complex design, which truly stands out against the brilliant proof finish. Repeat viewings will bring new appreciation for the incomparable artistry and craftsmanship!
  • EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP! Every intricately engraved pattern has a beauty of its own. Multiple finishes help set them apart, along with thicker lines and shaded elements that add a sense of layered depth and contrast to the overall design.
  • A UNIFYING ELEMENT ON BOTH SIDES! Even the obverse features an intricate pattern, which is replicated from the reverse.
  • 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! Limited to 4,000 coins worldwide.
  • 2 OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from two ounces of 99.99% pure silver.


Inspired by a popular creative process known as Zentangle®, the reverse design by Jori van der Linde presents a stylized, artistic take on the traditional image of a great horned owl. The bird of prey’s familiar features are unmistakable, especially its piercing gaze, hooked beak and the shape of its ear-like tufts; but its layered plumage is transformed by an elaborate mix of repetitive abstract patterns that are each more intricate than the next. Every pattern is painstakingly brought to life by a complex mix of precision engraving and sophisticated frosting, with varying thickness of lines, shaded elements, and relief that add a sense of layered depth and contrast to the overall arrangement. The reverse also features the engraved face value “30 DOLLARS”, the year “2018” and the word “CANADA”. The obverse replicates one of the patterns seen on the reverse, and features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Zentangle® is a popular creative process that uses art as a meditative tool: the emphasis is on the act of creation rather than the final image. Each black-and-white pattern is unplanned and consists of deliberate strokes that are based on the artist’s creative whim or mood.
  • The eyes of a great horned owl do not move; instead, the owl studies its surroundings by turning its head 270 degrees.
  • While the horn-like tufts may look like ears, they have nothing to do with the owl’s hearing — they’re more for camouflage purposes. They also serve as mood indicators: the tufts sit flat when the owl is irritated, and stand up like horns when the owl is curious.


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

Order today!

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at



  • No.165667
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.69
  • Diameter (mm) 50
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value30 dollars
  • ArtistJori van der Linde (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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