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SNOWY OWL 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Burkina Faso 2016

SNOWY OWL Real Eye Effect 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Burkina Faso 2016

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This incredible 1 Oz Silver coin features the beautiful Snowy Owl, whose acute senses and secretive ways make it one of nature's most efficient snow hunters. The coin has a beautiful coloration, the Real Eye Effect, an Antique Finish quality

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Snowy Owl
The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snowy owls are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia. Males are almost all white, while females have more flecks of black plumage. Juvenile snowy owls have black feathers until they turn white. The snowy owl is a ground nester that predominantly hunts rodents. The snowy owl was one of the many bird species originally described by Linnaeus in the landmark 1758 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, where it was given the binomial name of Strix scandiaca. The genus name Bubo is Latin for the Eurasian eagle-owl and scandiaca is New Latin for Scandinavia. Until recently, the snowy owl was regarded as the sole member of a distinct genus, as Nyctea scandiaca, but mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data (Olsen et al. 2002) shows that it is very closely related to the horned owls in the genus Bubo. However, some authorities debate this classification, still preferring Nyctea.

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Country
Burkina Faso
Year of Issue
2016
Denomination
1000 Francs
Metal
Silver
Fineness 
999/1000
Mintage (pcs)
500
Weight (g)
31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm)
38.61
Quality
Antique Finish
Certificate of Authenticity Yes 
Package type  Box
Special Features

Real Eye Effect +color

 Generated button It is  packaged in a lovely case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pcs worldwide!