Those buying silver from the Royal Canadian Mint can rely on the variety of silver options from the mint to offer fresh designs each year. One of the primary focal points of design at the mint is Canadian wildlife, and the snowy owl species is featured on a 2018 coin as one of the many releases in a broader series of 1.5 silver coins. Now, 2018 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Snowy Owl Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you with individual flips or mint tubes of 15 coins!
- Seventh coin from the 1.5 oz silver series at RCM!
- Consists of One-and-a-half Troy ounces of .9999 fines silver in BU condition.
- The obverse includes an image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a snowy owl in flight in search of its prey.
The snowy owl is a unique species of owl in that it is ground nester. It primarily hunts for rodents and waterfowl, but it is also an opportunistic hunter and will eat carrion when possible. Another factor that sets the snowy owl apart is its hunting and sleeping pattern. Most owl species are notorious daytime sleepers and nighttime hunters, but the snowy owl is particularly active during the day. This especially true of the summer months of the year.
On the reverse side of 2018 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Snowy Owl Coins is a depiction of the snowy owl in flight. Like other owls, it relies on its keen sense of sound to detect its prey and utilizes its near-soundless flight to quickly swoop in on its victims before the prey knows what has happened.
Snowy owls were first described in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae by Linnaeus in 1758. Originally thought to be the only member of its species, DNA testing in the modern era has revealed that the snowy owl is actually very closely related to the horned owl.
The obverse face of 2018 Silver Canadian Snowy Owl Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This effigy was designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt and serves as the fourth-generation bust of the monarch during her long reign as Queen of England.
Both sides of these coins have the latest security features from the Royal Canadian Mint. The entire background field of the obverse has radial lines, while the outer design rim of the reverse also has those radial lines. The reverse side also includes a maple leaf privy mark with the digits “18” from the date mark visible in the center under magnification.
These 2018 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Snowy Owl Coins are available to you with either individual plastic flips or mint tubes of 15 coins. All coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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