Long-Eared Owl

Wildlife in the Moonlight

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SPECIFICATION

Country:
Niue
Year of Issue:
2019
Face Value:
5 dollars
ID:
NU1182
Metal Purity:
999
Weight:
62,2 g
Dimensions:
45mm
Quality:
Antique finish
Mintage quantity:
500 pcs
Box:
Yes
CoA:
Yes
Coin Accent:
Antique Finish, Gilding, High relief

DESCRIPTION

The long-eared owl or Asio otus, so named for its special ear tufts, is a species of owl which can be found in Europe, Asia, North America and some parts of Africa. These nocturnal birds often occur in forests, mostly coniferous, near open meadows. Thanks to a specific structure of their flight feathers, these owls can glide slowly and nearly inaudibly, which in combination with perfect hearing makes these birds excellent hunters.

The beautiful depiction of the owl in its natural habitat has been captured in a high relief design of this silver coin. The realistic effect of the night predator’s image is intensified by gilded full moon on the background.

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