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2017 Proof Canadian $20 Nocturnal By Nature Brown Bat 1 oz Silver Coin with Box & CoA

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The Nocturnal By Nature coin collection is back again from the Canadian Royal Mint to showcase a coin that features both artistry and beauty. These coins in the series have been released with black rhodium plating to show the nocturnal traits of these creatures. The 2017 release is a great addition to the series and continues to highlight unique nighttime imagery. The 2017 $20 Proof Canadian Nocturnal By Nature Brown Bat 1 oz Silver Coin is now available for purchase from Provident Metals.

Coin Highlights:

  • Every coin comes exclusively packaged in its own presentation box!
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Limited mintage of only 7,000 coins.
  • Exclusive release from the Nocturnal By Nature coin series!
  • Plated with beautiful black rhodium!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Fully backed by the Canadian Royal Mint with a face value of $20 (Canadian Dollars).
  • The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse.
  • The reverse shows the image of the Canadian brown bat.

When purchasing from this listing at Provident Metals, the 2017 $20 Proof Canadian Nocturnal By Nature Brown Bat 1 oz Silver Coin will arrive in its own presentation box, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. This 2017 coin was struck in 99.9% pure silver as an exclusive release by the Canadian Royal Mint and is considered a full legal tender of Canada.


This 2017 release is the second coin release for the Nocturnal By Nature series. This Royal Canadian Mint collection features multiple encounters with nocturnal wildlife known to be native to Canada. The little brown bat is a Canadian native and lives in areas spanning from the Great Lakes to the Arctic tundra. The bat navigates and finds insect prey to eat at night by using echolocation. This coin collection presents face-to-face encounters to the viewer with the use of skillful artistry, black plating, and detailed engraving.


The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse of the 2017 $20 Proof Canadian Nocturnal By Nature Brown Bat 1 oz Silver Coin. There are also two inscriptions: ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA. The portrait of Her Majesty has been used on many different coins around the world that have been manufactured and distributed from different mints.


The reverse of the coin shows the face-to-face encounter with the brown bat of Canada. The design was originally created by artist Calder Moor and showcases the bat flying high in the night against the moon in the background. Its wings are fully outstretched, and the bat is shown with highly detailed elements so the moonlight can be seen on the bat. The rhodium plating used on this coin makes the bat appear as a shadowy figure against the lunar backdrop.


Please contact Provident Metals at 800-313-3315 if you have any additional questions. We can also be contacted via email or online live chat.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 2017
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Royal Canadian Mint
Diameter 38 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $20 CAD
Country Canada
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Nocturnal By Nature
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 7,000
Capsule Size 38 mm
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Designer (Obverse) Susanna Blunt
Packaging Dimensions 2.9 x 2.9 x 1.6
Provident ID 3906261