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Canada 2011 Holiday Traditions #5 - Little Skaters $10 Pure Silver Proof with Color

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A scene of serene beauty, traditionally engraved, as three bundled-up children learn to skate on a frozen pond!

School is out! The holidays are finally here! Delighted children turn their attention to outdoor fun. Whirling, twirling, spinning under a snowy sky - they sail across the ice alight, with festive joy. These moments with their friends and the biting cold make the warm treats to come once they get back indoors seem even sweeter! This limited edition, traditional winter scene (with only 8,000 coins available worldwide!) will appeal to lovers of winter, fans of the simplicity of rural life, and art aficionados seeking the work of talented, practicing artists. The scene shows three children, bundled up against the cold, learn to skate on a frozen pond, in front of a charming rural scene. A holly bough with green leaves and red berries sets off the scene.

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Children learning to skate on a frozen pond in this peaceful, pastoral, rural scene.On Frozen Pond!
For most, it starts haltingly: a tumble, a bump, perhaps a few bruises. Ankles wobbling, knees knocking, sometimes clinging to a chair or a parent’s hand. But one day, balance and determination prevail. The chair is set aside, the helping hands now clapping instead as, head down, the brave new skater glides along unaided.

Since ice skating was first introduced to North America in the eighteenth century, learning to skate has been a coming-of-age ritual for millions of children. Some go on to play professional hockey, compete in figure skating events, or race on speed skating tracks. Others simply enjoy the occasional game of pond hockey or a turn around the local rink. Either way, it is in these earliest moments on the ice, when children learn what it feels like to move faster than their legs alone can carry them, that the magic of ice skating is ignited.

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This is the fifth coin in the annual Holiday Traditions series of silver proofs, and the first to feature full color in conjunction with traditional engraving. The superb designers and engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint have continued last year's theme of the a peaceful, pastoral scene. This is traditional engraving and design at its finest, and will be an inspiring gift for anyone who appreciates the thoughts of traditional Christmas activities. The jointly-issued Wintertown $10 Pure Silver Proof completes the pair of Holiday Traditions coins issued this holiday season!

Nothing says "Christmas fun" like skating on a frozen pond, but owning a meticulously-engraved silver proof that captures the memories of a simpler time gone by is a close second!

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
Canada 2011 Holiday Little Skaters $10 Silver Coin in box The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This half ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Three children, bundled up against the cold, learn to skate on a frozen pond, in front of a charming rural scene. A holly bough with green leaves and red berries sets off the scene. The date and denomination are 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
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

SpecificationsChristmas Tree
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2011
   
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34 mm
Mintage Limit    8,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Virginia Boulay
Certificate Individually Numbered

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