1 oz Canadian Great Horned Owl
Coin Highlights: Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver. Features a bullion finish with brilliant frosted relief on a lined background.Obverse: Susanna Blunt’s design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the $5 face value.Reverse: Depicts a menacing great horned owl, wings spread as it descends upon its prey, along with the weight and purity. Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
The 2015 Great Horned Owl is the last installment of the Royal Canadian Mint's four-coin 1 oz Silver Canadian Birds of Prey series, which will have a maximum mintage of one million coins each.
As Canada’s most common bird of prey, the great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is a symbol of power and agility, with unique features that lend themselves beautifully to this engraved portrait.