The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is known for its gorgeous white plumage and blazing yellow eyes. Its intense gaze is brought to life on this pure gold 0.5 gram collectable coin. Like all owls, the snowy owl's eyes are fixed; it must swivel its head to shift its gaze. Its "binocular" vision allows the snowy owl to detect movement by even the smallest prey at great distances. Its eyes not only gather more light than human eyes, but have fields of vision that overlap to give it exceptional depth perception. The feathers around the sides of its head also help it to hunt by directing sound toward its ear drums.
All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.
Metal Type: Gold
Diameter: 13.92 mm
Packaging: RCM branded maroon clamshell with black box and certificate
Artists: Arnold Nogy (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)