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Canada 2011 Native American Sport Lacrosse 375th Anniversary $250 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Ultra High Relief Medallic Proof GX - MINTAGE 600

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TRULY RARE and HUGE silver kilogram features intense, dramatic Native American scene, and the lowest mintage EVER for a Canadian Silver Kilogram - only 600 (yes, you read that right - six hundred!).

Sold out at the Mint!Wow! That's all we can say about this huge silver beauty! We're willing to bet that this is the one of the most dramatic One Kilogram coins you've ever seen! Minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in pure silver with a face value of 250 dollars, this huge and intricately engraved masterwork is struck in ultra high, medallic relief! The riveting scene of an intense, Native American lacrosse match is highlighted on the huge tableau in full, frosted cameo proof finish- at more than 100 mm in diameter, it is a full 4 inches across! Even better is the investment potential - the total worldwide mintage of 600 (six hundred) seems impossibly low, and means no more than that number of collectors in the world can ever possess it!

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A painting done circa 1850 of a huge Native American Indian game of lacrosse stickball.Availability Note - A quick sell out is expected and has occurred - the mintage limit of only 600 makes this TRULY RARE coin the lowest-mintage Canadian silver kilogram EVER! We reserve the right to allocate and limit orders in order to ensure a more fair distribution.

North America's Own True Sport
North America  has a limited number of cultural claims to fame on the world scene. In music, jazz is a true American original; in architecture, it's the Prairie School. In sport, we can't even claim our most popular games - neither baseball (derived from English ball games, including cricket) nor football (derived from rugby), nor tennis, golf, etc. But Native Americans did invent the game of lacrosse centuries ago, making it a true North American original!

Lacrosse is sport, legend, culture and history combined: a unique feature of the American identity that emerged when European colonists first encountered Native American societies.

To the American Indians, lacrosse was much more than play. Countless tribes engaged in "The Creator’s Game", firm in the belief the Creator invented the game for His own amusement. Players took to the field with the highest ideals. Lacrosse was a training ground for young warriors and was a non-warring means to settle tribal disputes. Players were determined to bring honor and glory to their teammates and to their tribes. Matches could cover vast territories and last months at a time. In an effort to intimidate their opponents, players covered their faces with war paint (a ritual believed to be the inspiration behind the modern custom of painting hockey goalie masks).

One of the first European documentations of this powerful sport is believed to have been written 375 years ago in 1636 by Jesuit missionary Jean de Brébeuf from Condé-sur-Vire, France. Brébeuf became acquainted with baggataway (the original name for Lacrosse) while living among the Hurons. Upon noticing that the playing stick resembled a bishop’s crosier, he renamed the game "la crosse", the name by which we still know it today.

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Investment Note
If you're considering this Proof Silver Kilo as an investment, it's kind of hard to go wrong here:
    • All Native American collectors need this coin!
    • Tremendous size - 1000 grams (1 kilogram)!
    • Tremendously low mintage - only 600 savvy collectors can ever own this monstrous beauty! Truly rare!
    • The meticulous detailing and incredible design one expects from the artistic engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint!
    • Struck in ultra high, medallic relief, with tremendous depth of field for a dramatic and realistic scene!
    • The last two silver kilogramss from the RCM (the 2010 Banff 1 Kilo and the 2011 Maple Forever 1 Kilo) disappeared quickly and are nearly impossible to locate in the aftermarket!
From a numismatic point of view - this ultra-rarity will be the centerpiece of your collection!

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Purity Note
Canada 2011 Lacrosse $250 Silver Kilogram in boxThe Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This one kilogram silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
An intricately engraved, ultra high relief scene of Native American Indians playing lacrosse, with tremendous depth of field. The dates of the commemoration 1636-2011 are 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 date, denomination and legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a black 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 2011
 
Face Value 250 Dollars
Weight 1000.00 g
Diameter 101.80 mm (4 inches)
Mintage Limit      600
 
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Steve Hepburn
Certificate Individually Numbered

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