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Canada 2017 Nocturnal by Nature #2 - Little Brown Bat and Full Moon $20 Pure Silver Proof with Black Rhodium Plating L08

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The new, technologically advanced series Nocturnal by Nature is a hit! These are the Royal Canadian Mint's first black rhodium plated coins! Get the shadowy little brown bat, back lit by the full moon, as it silently descends on its prey on this incomparable, revolutionary and low mintage pure silver proof!
 
The new series Nocturnal by Night represents a first for the Royal Canadian Mint - the very first rhodium plated coins it has ever minted! When we bed down for the night, there are some creatures who are just beginning their day. They are North America's nocturnal creatures - mammals, birds, and more, whose unique adaptations allow them to hunt and play under cover of darkness. Active between sunset and sunrise, these elusive species represent a part of our wonderful biodiversity that often goes unseen, despite their presence in our very midst.

From Alaska and the edge of the Arctic tundra on down to the Southern tier of states, the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) owns the night by using echolocation to locate its insect prey. The Nocturnal by Nature series continues its exploration of the nocturnal world using selective black rhodium plating to set the tone for a night-time encounter with the diminutive flying mammal.

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Canada 2017 Nocturnal by Nature #1 - Barn Owl and Full Moon $20 Pure Silver Proof with Black Rhodium PlatingA Stunning Artistic Design, Accented by First-Ever Technology!
The design by Canadian wildlife artist Calder Moore brings the viewer face-to-face with the little brown bat. Rhodium plating represents the dark night sky that fills most of the field, save for the full moon that is faithfully engraved at the center. The enhanced shine of the coin’s silver surface mimics the effect of lunar luminosity in this nocturnal setting, where a little brown bat suddenly makes its presence known overhead. The rhodium-plated hunter appears like a shadowy figure in the night thanks to a matte finish. And with moonlight spilling down across its back and outstretched wings, the bat’s engraved features are faintly visible.

The coin’s silver surface also lends itself beautifully to evoking the luminous quality of moonlight on the engraved bat in the foreground, which seemingly shines brighter against the dark image field. Flying on outstretched wings, the bat conveys its stealthy hunting prowess through its menace, as it seems to close in on the viewer. The engraving captures the bats most distinctive features, from its characteristic face and wing claws, to the membranous appearance of its wings and tail.

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Investment Notes
Black rhodium plated - a Mint first! Extremely beautiful proof finish, and extremely popular owl theme. And the mintage limit of 7,000 is just too low. A quick sell out is expected.

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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Nocturnal by Nature #1 - Barn Owl and Full Moon Reverse in boxObverse
The design by Canadian wildlife artist Calder Moore brings the viewer face-to-face with the little brown bat. The date and denomination are indicated.

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 Reverse
A cameo proof portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    7,000
   
Finish Proof with Black Radium Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Calder Moore
Certificate Individually Numbered





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