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Canada 2010 Piedfort 2-Coin SML & GML Pure Silver & .99999 (five 9s) Fine Gold Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Set GX

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Here are the FIRST EVER Piedfort (extra-thick) Gold and Silver Silver Maple Leaf coins (& first 1/5 Ounce Gold Maple), each with an extremely low mintage!

Sold out at the Mint!When Canada introduced the first Gold Maple Leaf in 1979 and the Silver Maple Leaf in 1988, who knew that these would become the most popular and collected series of Canadian coins in history? Now, over twenty years later, the mint is again making history with these stunning, extra thick pure silver and pure gold gems! The mint's first ever piedfort Silver Maple Leaf and Gold Maple Leaf feature a reverse proof finish and an extremely low mintage, creating a investment opportunity for the savvy collector!

A single, golden maple leaf!The mintage limit for each coin in this set is very, very low. Less obvious (but no less important) is the purity of the gold used - .99999 fine (or "5 9s" pure) gold - explained below. If the sheer, simple beauty of this set and the relatively low price aren't enough reason to add one (or more) of these to your collection, here's a few more.

Why Buy This Set?
• It contains the first and only piedfort Silver Maple Leaf and Gold Maple Leaf coins!
• Also in this set, the first ever 1/5 Ounce Gold Maple Leaf!
• The Gold Maple is five 9s pure (.99999 fine)!
• Total worldwide mintage is only 3,000 sets! We expect it to go quickly at the mint!
• Every Maple Leaf collector needs these coins!
• Given their unique status and high profile, these will likely become the keys to the GML and SML series.

Here's a few interesting facts about the new Piedfort Silver Maple Leaf Set.

Key Points
• Unique, reverse proof finish.
• A brand-new, naturalistic single maple leaf design.
• A maple leaf that is thicker than any other silver maple ever issued!
• The Piedfort Silver Maple is .9999 fine. This is the purest silver refined and minted anywhere in the world!
• The Piedfort Gold Maple is .99999 (that's five 9s!) fine. This is the purest gold refined and minted anywhere in the world!
• Encapsulation and full numismatic packaging, with individually numbered certificate.

Here's one more tidbit to mull over when considering how many of these elegant sets to add to your holdings - this is the lowest-mintage special edition Silver Maple Leaf ever issued!

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What is a Piedfort?
Gold Piedfort Maple Leaf Coin compared to a standard thickness Gold Maple Hard to find and popular with collectors for more than a century, piedforts are highly sought after. We get asked all the time, "What is a piedfort?" There are two different, but related, stories of the origin of the word "piedfort". The first says that it literally means "strong foot" in French (from pied, foot and fort, strong). The second says this word was appropriated by the mint centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" or "heavy weight". In both cases, the sense of serious heft to the coin is obvious.

Often the word "piedfort" is translated as "double-thick", but this is neither a literal translation nor a precisely accurate definition. Numismatically speaking, any coin that is 50% or more thicker than a standard version qualifies as a piedfort, although some piedforts are, indeed, twice as thick as normal.

Finally, the age-old question, "How is the word pronounced?" Coming from French, it is not pronounced as it is spelled; that is, don't say, "pide - fort". Rather, "pee - ay - four" (three syllables) is a good approximation.

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Golden_Maple.jpgInvestment Note
The Royal Canadian Mint is the only mint in the world to refine and strike coins in .99999 gold - the purest gold on the planet! Previously, almost all "5 9s" gold coins, as they are popularly known, have contained at least one troy ounce of gold, and were priced accordingly. Here is a more affordable version, struck in the same 99.999% pure gold made famous by their larger and pricier cousins! Don't delay, get yours today!

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Purity Notes
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The one ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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The marvelous refining technology of the Royal Canadian Mint has brought us the world’s purest gold coins, in a purity (99.999%) that puts other gold coins to shame! This is the purest gold coin ever minted!

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Obverse
2010 Gold & Silver Maple Leaf Piedfort 2-Coin SetA new, realistically-rendered image of the single maple leaf. The legend 9999 guarantees the purity, while the date is also indicated.

Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
Each coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2010
   
Face Value Silver: 5 Dollars
Gold: 10 Dollars
Weight Silver: 31.39 g
Gold: 6.25 g
Diameter Silver: 34 mm
Gold: 16 mm
Mintage Limit    3,000 Sets
Silver: 9,000 (6,000 singly)
Gold: 3,000
   
Finish Reverse Proof (both)
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
.99999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Royal Canadian Mint engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered


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