Strokes of great silvery wings carry the snowy owl over the boundless landscape. It is a gorgeous bird, native to Canada’s Arctic regions. One can easily recognize it by that piercing amber stare, fluffy chest and, most notably, a thick coat of snow-white feathers. As charming as this bird may be, the snowy owl is also a fearsome hunter, preying mainly on rodents and waterfowl. Down below, a duo of greater white-fronted geese unsuspectingly glides across peaceful waters. It seems as though they were accompanied by nothing more than the ripples of their reflection. However, the predator is streaking from above.
Enjoy Canadian wildlife with this fully gold-plated silver coin featuring a snowy owl and geese !
The reverse design by Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock depicts a snowy owl hunting for a pair of greater white-fronted geese. The scene is set against the backdrop of snowy peaks in Canada’s Arctic region.
- Innovative application of existing technology. Golden Reflections refers to the coin’s full gold plating and the design’s use of reflections on water. It uses conventional minting technology to reproduce a captivating work of art.
- Popular subject matter. The previous 3-coin series, Reflections of Wildlife (2016), was a best-seller among RCM coin collectors. Canadian wildlife is a picturesque gift Canadians continue to celebrate in this new, fully gold-plated edition.
- Artwork by award-winning Canadian wildlife artist. W. Allan Hancock masters his particular trade. His artworks have been prominently featured across Canada and abroad since the early 1990s.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight: 62.69 g
Diameter: 50 mm
Face Value: $30
Artist: W. Allan Hancock