Struck with one ounce of .9999 fine silver, this IRA approved coin is an ideal investment for silver stackers and nature enthusiasts. Like each design in the four-coin series, the Great Horned Owl has a limited mintage of 1,000,000.
The detailed reverse features a spread-winged owl with an intense glare; its sharp talons outstretched, reaching toward its prey. Emily Damstra’s design is surrounded by inscriptions of “CANADA,” “.9999” and “FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR.”
A symbol of both power and agility, the Great Horned Owl is Canada’s most familiar bird of prey. Its food source includes rats and mice, rabbits and other small rodents and mammals, but it has been known to hunt any animal it is capable of overpowering. The remarkable bird is also known for its ability to adapt to many climates.
The obverse carries a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, which is seen on each Birds of Prey coin. Along with Her Majesty’s name and the year, the coin’s denomination of $5 is also inscribed.