POWERFUL OWL Endangered Extinct 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2018

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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is part of the “Endangered and Extinct” series and is dedicated to the Australian Powerful Owl, one of the largest owls and most at risk of extinction in the world. The coin has a beautiful coloration, has a Proof quality and comes in a presentation case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pcs worldwide!

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2018
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 40.6
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Powerful Owl
The powerful owl (Ninox strenua) is a species of owl native to south-eastern and eastern Australia, the largest owl on that continent. It is found in coastal areas, the Great Dividing Range rarely more than 200 km (120 mi) inland. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species also refers to this species as the powerful boobook; however, this is not used as a common name in Australia. The powerful owl has a long tail and a small head, lending it an atypical silhouette for an owl and imparting a more hawk-like appearance than any other large owl. The protruding bill and distinct brow ridges enhance the hawk-like appearance of the species. The facial disc is ill-defined. The upperparts are a dark gray-brown colour, mottled and barred with whitish. The underparts are white with bold grey-brown V-shaped barring. The tail has six narrow white bars contrasting with grey-brown. This species has large yellow eyes, with greyish feathering down to the base of the toes and feet of a dull yellow color. They are aptly named, with very powerful and heavy claws. This owl is the largest species of the “hawk owl” group found in much of Asia and the Australasian region, all included in the genus Ninox. It can be considered, along with its sister species the rufous owl (Ninox rufa), as Australia's analogue to the Bubo genus.


The reverse of the coin features a coloured close-up of a Powerful Owl, over a beautiful background of a night-like scene with an owl flying off a tree. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “POWERFUL OWL” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “2018” – the issue year, “TUVALU” – the issue country, “1 DOLLAR” – the face value and “1oz 9999 Ag” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “QUEEN ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen.