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SNOWY OWL Landscape Illusion Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2017


This is the last Silver coin in a new exciting series “Landscape Illusion” and brings the fascinating art of illusion in this five-coin series. Each coin features an image of a Canadian landscape, but combines natural elements in the scene to create an optical illusion of wildlife - like the snowy owl on this coin. Limited mintage to 5.500 pcs worldwide.

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Snowy Owl
The snowy owl is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snowy owls are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia. Males are almost all white, while females have more flecks of black plumage. Juvenile snowy owls have black feathers until they turn white. The snowy owl is a ground nester that predominantly hunts rodents.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2017
  • Face Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.39
  • Diameter (mm)38
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse design by Canadian artist Julius T. Csotonyi features a winter mountain scene. The viewpoint is from a rocky, snow-covered slope, below mountain peaks that rise in the distance. But on closer examination, a snowy owl emerges from the scene. Its wings are found in the steep mountainsides; its head in the mountain’s central peak; its talons are reflected in highlights on the snow; its feathers defined by spruce trees; and its beak and eye are shaped by two crows circling overhead. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.