2019 Niue 2 Ounce Asio Otus Long Eared Owl High Relief Antique Finish Silver Coin
Enjoy this stunning high relief issue of Niue, brought to you by the artisans at Mint21 of Poland.
Abounds with intricate detailing and select pure gold gilding, this will be a favorite for bird / forest animal enthusiasts as well as the dedicated collector of luxury class numismatics.
The long-eared owl (Asio Otus), also known as the northern long-eared owl or, more informally, as the lesser horned owl or cat owl, is a medium-sized species of owl with an extensive breeding range. The scientific name is from Latin. The genus name Asio is a type of eared owl, and otus also refers to a small, eared owl. The species breeds in many areas through Europe and Asia, as well as in North America and is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, of the family Strigidae.
These nocturnal birds are often found in forests, mostly coniferous and near open meadows for hunting. Their specific feather structure allows for slow and distant gliding that’s nearly silent which is an incredible advantage over their prey.
Super low mintage
High relief strike with deep antique finish
Select gold plating on the motif
Specifications:Wildlife in the Moonlight Series
Quality: High Relief, Antique Finish
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Metal Content: 2 Troy Ounces
Diameter: 45 mm
Mint Capsule, Wood Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity