They are some of the most efficient hunters in the wild, aided by a wondrous pair of eyes that seemingly glow in the night. Many of Canada’s nocturnal creatures are equipped with optical adaptations such as the tapetum lucidum, which amplifies night-time vision and gives the eye an iridescent shine when light is cast upon it. The indomitable spirit of the great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is evident in your coin’s design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater. The close-up portrait of its broad face features complex engraving that adds textural details throughout, especially in the rendering of its plumage. Special emphasis is placed on the owl’s eyes, where an enamel effect mimics the glossy look of a traditional paint application, but with far more colour variances that give the amber-coloured irises a more life-like appearance. They are further enhanced by glow-in-the-dark technology that adds a luminous intensity to the piercing gaze, which offers the only visible proof of the owl’s presence in the dark. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The mythical keeper of secrets and seer of truths, the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) is most active when night descends upon the boreal forest. Its acute vision is well suited to hunting in low-light conditions-a fact highlighted on the second coin in the Animal Eyes series, which combines an enamel effect and glow-in-the-dark technology to mimic the wondrous luminescence of these wild eyes. Amber eyes peer out of the darkness as night falls on the Canadian wilderness. With its combined use of glow-in-the-dark technology and colourful enamel effect, your third and final coin in the Animal Eyes series re-creates the luminous gaze of a legend of the wild, Canis lupus, whose keen eyesight facilitates any crepuscular activity. Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). Metal Element Purity: Silver AG. Maroon clamshell box, Outer black sleeve, COA. TERMS OF SERVICE AND CONDITIONS. Default carriers include Canada Post, Purolator and UPS, amongst others. If there is a specific carrier you prefer, please contact me for a quote. If you wish to add signature, contact me and I will add at your cost. Default carriers include UPS and DHL amongst others. Please contact me for alternative arrangements. Please be aware of your local regulations prior to ordering. I’m here to answer any questions you might have. Your feedback is appreciated! This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “orioncoins” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- Grade: Ungraded
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: $15