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Canada 2018 Arctic Animals and the Northern Lights #2 - Snowy Owl Under Aurora Borealis $30 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Color and Black Light Photoluminescent Technology L04

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Get the second coin in the extraordinarily popular Arctic Animals and the Northern Lights series, a Snowy Owl! Canada's technologically innovative glow in the dark 2 ounce silver proof features full color and multiple, photoluminescent light sources to create this majestically beautiful scene of the famed Aurora Borealis!

Glow in the Dark Cougar 2 Oz Silver Proof with ColorInvestment Opportunity!There's something magical about the wilderness under the light of a full moon! This enchanting series, Arctic Animals and the Northern Lights, is a must-have for nature enthusiasts, stargazers, and savvy investment-minded numismatists alike. Each vignette delivers a rare and privileged sight of a predator under the aurora borealis, crafted with innovative vibrantly coloration and innovative photoluminescent techniques that fill each scene with the eerie glow of moonlight!

Black Light flashlight is included!

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Savor the mystery of a northern lights, and the rare and privileged sights that may be experienced under its radiance with this enchanting coin that brings you a sublime moment that outdoor enthusiasts can only dream of!

Every year, people travel to Canada’s northernmost extremes in the hopes of viewing snowy owls and the ethereal glow of the aurora borealis, but with this spectacular glow-in-the-dark coin, you can experience both of these treasures whenever you want!

The effect is spellbinding - an absolutely wondrous tableau of radiant light and enigmatic shadows that comes to life with the Mint's exceptional technology. View the coin in the dark and parts of the scene begin to glow-in-the-dark. The sky glimmers and glows from above, with the aurora borealis creating an eerie scene!

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It's no secret that the Royal Canadian Mint's photoluminescent 2 oz proofs are among the fastest selling and most popular collector coins ever offered! Struck in two full troy ounces of the purest silver on the planet (as you would expect of from the Royal Canadian Mint), the too-low mintage limit of just 4,000 was far too few to go around - this beauty sold out at the Mint on pre-release!
Cougar Box All previous Glow-In-The-Dark 2 Oz Silver Proofs have sold out at the Mint! Avoid disappointment and get your Arctic Animals and Northern Lights pure silver proof now, before they're all gone!

A Masterwork of Technology and Wildlife Fine Art!
Canadian artist Trevor Tennant has created an immersive design that takes the viewer to ground level within feet of a snowy owl surveying the tundra from a snow-covered mound. The subtleties of the owl’s feathers, its beak and eyes are executed in exceptional detail and rich color that also infuses the design with the warm glow of the rising sun that lights the Arctic sky and the mirror-like surface of the ice. A different scene appears when the coin is exposed to black light. Morning turns to night, and northern lights fill the sky with flowing ribbons of glowing red, yellow and green thanks to the miracle of glow in the dark technology.

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For investment-minded coin collectors, we note the low mintage limit of just 4,000 - far lower than the typical mintage of other Royal Canadian Mint silver proofs! This ensures that this two troy ounce, pure silver proof finish glow-in-the-dark coin will be difficult to locate in years to come.

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A meticulously detailed, full facial portrait of a snowy owl bird of prey, with its bright eyes highlighted in vibrant yellow and black enamel.The Majestic Snowy Owl
Majestic, powerful and eerily silent in flight, the 
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) embodies the enigmatic nature of Canada’s Arctic region. It is one of the largest owl species and contrary to common belief, can see equally well day or night - an ability that is particularly important for this northern resident that must hunt under the midnight sun of the Arctic summer.

While the snowy owl’s beautiful, fluffy insulated plumage may be the first thing that catches your eye, this bird of prey’s eyes are among its most distinctive features. Surprisingly, those cat-like, bright yellow eyes are similar in size and weight to the human eye; but unlike other birds, the snowy owl’s eyes face forward to allow for a heightened depth perception. Since their eyes cannot move freely within their sockets, owls have a flexible neck that enables them to turn their head 270 degrees in either direction, a truly remarkable ability!

The snowy owl is an important part of the ecosystem of the Arctic tundra and is protected from hunting across Canada. They prefer wide-open spaces across their vast range. The species breeds in the Arctic and has wintering grounds in southern Canada, the northern United States, and Russia. Some birds remain in the Arctic year-round while others migrate intermittently. In the spring, the owls will curiously hop from snow patch to snow patch as the snow disappears from their wintering grounds. Some experts believe they do this to remain camouflaged. In 1987, the snowy owl was named the official bird of the province of Quebec.

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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This two troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Obverse
On this stunning tableau by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant, detailed engraving and glow in the dark technology capture a polar bear on the sea ice, under the northern lights. There are no legends on the obverse, to allow the complete majesty of the vignette to shine forth in all its glory.

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Reverse
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. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 62.69 g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage Limit    4,000
   
Finish Proof with Color & Photoluminescent Technology
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Trevor Tennant
Certificate Individually Numbered



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