This beautiful 1 Oz Proof quality Silver coin is dedicated to one of the most fascinating birds and the smallest migratory European owls - the Scops Owl. The coin has a beautiful design.
The Eurasian scops owl (Otus scops), also known as the European scops owl or just scops owl, is a small owl. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae. The scientific name is from the Latin otus for an eared owl and Ancient Greek skopos, “watcher”. This bird breeds in southern Europe eastwards into western and central Asia. It is migratory, wintering in southernmost Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. It is rare any distance north of its breeding range, usually occurring as a spring overshoot. It is unlikely that this nocturnal owl would be found outside the breeding season when it is not calling. It breeds in open woodland, parks and gardens. It lays 3-6 eggs in a tree hole.
The reverse of the coin features a wonderful intricate design of a Scops Owl, surrounded by a marvellous floral decoration. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “SCOPS OWL” – the name of the coin. On the top, the inscription: “OWLS”. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH” – the name of the Queen, “TOKELAU” – the issuing country, “2018” – the year of issue, “1oz. 999 SILVER” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “FIVE DOLLARS” – the face value..
|Weight (g)||31.1 (1 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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