GEOMETRIC FAUNA SERIES: SNOWY OWLS. With its snow-white plumage, the snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a hauntingly beautiful ambassador for our northerly climate. The second coin in our Geometric Fauna series takes to the skies and re-imagines a classic Canadian species, by combining two different art styles low poly art and realism to achieve a colourful, contemporary design brimming with majestic motion. The reverse design by Claude Thivierge combines two different art styles for a unique take on an enigmatic avian species. A colourful sunset provides the only hint of warmth in this colour-over-engraved winter scene, where the sky is ablaze with orange and yellow hues. The open field conveys a sense of stillness as the landscape slumbers beneath its snow cover, where engraved relief adds textural details that mimic rolling drifts and mounds. The only sense of movement comes from two enigmatic snowy owls, which are comprised of polygon shapes that define the low poly art style. Suddenly, one of the owls takes flight; flying close to the ground, the owls outstretched wings create the illusion of movement as it seemingly shatters the boundaries of the image and its geometric form, and smoothly transitions from abstract to realism. The word CANADA, the face value 20 DOLLARS and the year 2018 are engraved along the rim that frames much of the reverse image. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. SECOND IN A SERIES: The first Geometric Fauna coin (The Grey Wolf) featured an icon of our forests but this time, were taking to the skies! The snowy owl is the SECOND to be featured in a three-coin series that takes a more contemporary approach to wildlife portraits, by merging a realistic depiction with one based on pure geometry. CALCULATED CRAFTSMANSHIP: Each of these beloved icons of the Canadian wilderness is comprised of carefully positioned polygon shapes that are characteristic of low poly art, before merging with a more true-to-life depiction. A VARIETY OF FINISHES: Precisely engraved to ensure crisp lines, each polygon shape is set apart by different finishing techniques that mimic light and shadows, which adds yet another realistic touch to the stylized image. LAVISH COLOUR: Canadas wintry beauty is brought to life by an outstanding application of bold colours over precision-engraved reliefa combination that effectively transforms a flat image into a multi-layered work of art. COLLECT ALL 3 FOR A COMPLETE SET! Throughout the series, a shattering effect marks the transition between stylized and realistic art while adding an awe-inspiring sense of movementone gets the sense that each animals instinctive movement allows them to break free from the constraints of its geometric form! LIMITED EDITION: Each coin has a limited mintage of just 6,000 worldwide! Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g): 31.83. Packaging: Maroon clamshell with graphic beauty box. Finished size: 67 mm x 67 mm. LAUNCH DATE: April 3, 2018. ADVERTISING DATE: March 6, 2018. The item “2018’Snowy Owls-Geometric Fauna’ Color Prf $20 Silver Coin 1oz. 9999Fine(18443)” is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada