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Canada 2012 $20 Commemorative #06 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Holiday Pure Silver Specimen Finish

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Exciting and extremely affordable - a true bargain, struck in the purest silver in the world! A magical, red-nosed holiday reindeer with a mintage limit and high face value - what's not to love?!

Sold out at the Mint!We have managed to acquire a limited quantity of this unique (and perhaps even revolutionary!) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer pure silver holiday coin! Rudolph is famous the world over as the newest reindeer to Santa Claus' team, and the one who guides his sleigh by night, using the glow from his magical, red nose! We can almost hear the clip-clop of reindeer hooves on the rooftop!

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Santa Claus shares a candid moment with his faithful Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, near the North Pole.Canada $20 Silver Commemorative Program
Far and away the most popular series in recent memory, the highly collectible Canadian $20 Silver Commemorative Program offers coin collectors of all means the opportunity to acquire significant, striking designs, all minted in the purest silver on the planet! All have sold out at the Mint quickly - don't delay - get yours today! The coins in this program include:

    1)  2011 Maple Leaf $20 Silver Commemorative
    2)  2011 Native American Canoeist $20 Silver Commemorative
    3)  2012 Polar Bear Swimming $20 Silver Commemorative
    4)  2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
    5)  2012 Farewell to the Penny $20 Silver Commemorative
    6)  2012 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    7)  2013 Year of the Snake $20 Silver Commemorative
    8)  2013 Hockey Player $20 Silver Commemorative
    9)  2013 Wolf $20 Silver Commemorative
  10)  2013 Iceberg & Humpback Whales $20 Silver Commemorative
  11)  2013 Santa Claus $20 Silver Commemorative
  12)  2014 Canadian Goose $20 Silver Commemorative
  13)  2014 Bobcat $20 Silver Commemorative
  14)  2014 Summertime Fun $20 Silver Commemorative

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What's all the fuss about, er, I mean, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways...

• The Mint has imposed a limit of 3 per collector (go ahead, ask yourself why)! But we have no limit at the present.
• High face value.
• Limited mintage - only 1 in 135 Canadians can ever own one! (And what does that leave for the rest of the world?!?!)
• Significant precious metal content.
• Minted in the purest silver available in the world - only the Royal Canadian Mint strikes four 9s fine silver coins!
• The first four $20 Silver Commemorative releases sold out in mere days!
• Handsome specimen finish - unique to the RCM!
• Simple yet evocative artistry, an original work of art designed and engraved by practicing artist Virginia Boulay!
• Holiday design - Everybody loves Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! And this is far and away the least expensive pure silver holiday coin you can purchase - anywhere in the world!

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No-Exposure Proposal
Precious silver, a limited mintage, and a $20 denomination - here's a no-risk proposition if there ever was one! With economists becoming more and more anxious about the rising debt levels of Western nations, the timing couldn't be better. (Think about the incredibly huge federal budget deficit, all the states' financial problems, and the recent defaults in Europe.) The worry of fiat (paper) money ending up worthless also contributes to the ongoing rise in popularity of precious metals. Well, here's some relief - a precious metals coin with a high face value, too!

Consider just this one simple fact - we're selling this unique $20 Silver Commemorative coin at a price that's less than its on-the-table, in-your-hand value - the $20 denomination plus the $9.00 spot value of the silver (at current (as of this writing) $36 per ounce silver) is essentially its price in the Special Quantity Discount 10-Pack!

It Simply Adds Up
Do the math:   High Face Value + Significant Precious Metal Content + Wildlife Theme + Mintage Limit = No-Risk Winner

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Magical Reindeer Technology
Santa Claus shares a candid moment with his faithful Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, near the North Pole.What a sight as marvelous reindeer take to flight! How did Santa Claus' team of reindeer come to fly? Legend has it they received their powers when they ate enchanted corn a wizard gave to Santa. This special meal had wondrous effects! It increased their strength three times over, gave them enough energy to last for infinity, and imparted the ability to run on air as if it were solid ground! Hee-yah!

Santa's magical reindeer, led by Rudolph, have evolved special features that enable them to complete their global journey in late December. Their antlers help the reindeer balance when they are airborne - this is why both males and females have them! And their large hooves act like snowshoes on snow, marshy ground (as well as icy roofs!). Their coats are thick with stiff hairs to keep out the cold in the worst kind of weather - protection that’s key to their one-night adventure as they spread joy and wonder throughout the world.

Kids, adults and animal enthusiasts alike will appreciate this festive, colorful design!

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Technology Note

The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one-quarter ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Santa Claus and his team of magical, flying reindeer, led by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeeer.The Specimen Finish
This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area or relief) includes both brilliant and mirrored surfaces, while the fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting, matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen finish.

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Obverse

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer illuminates the way in this whimsical holiday scene. The legend FINE SILVER 9999 guarantees the purity. 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 date, denomination and the legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”) also appear.


Packaging
The coin comes encapsulated inside vinyl pouch, inside a full color folding booklet. A certificate of authenticity is integrated.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue   2012
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 7.96 g
Diameter 27 mm
Mintage Limit 250,000
   
Finish Specimen
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Virginia Boulay
Certificate Included

Santa Claus or Father Christmas
There are many myths and legends surrounding Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas in the UK or Europe, also as Kris Kringle or even Papa Noel in Latin America. His legendary residence is at the North Pole, where he abides happily with his wife, Mrs. Claus (first name unknown) and many small elves or gnomes who are working hard all year round to create toys for all the children of the world.

Santa Claus and his team of magical, flying reindeer, led by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeeer.Mr. Claus has the job of overseeing toy production and of course keeping the list of children and their behavior, for use on Christmas Eve in delivering appropriate gifts. He does this all in one night with the assistance of his flying reindeer and his magical sleigh. (And one very large sack to hold all the goodies!)

While his age is not known exactly, traditional representations of the bearded man in his red and white suit date back as early as the late 1800's, making him quite old indeed. In some cultures there has been opposition to Santa Claus as he has sometimes pushed aside more traditional local symbols of Christmas such as "Sinterklaas" in the Netherlands, the Yule Goat in Sweden, and "Toftirus" in Norway, although it is rumored that Jolly old St. Nick does enjoy a tankard of Norwegian Yule Ale now and then.

Santa's actual place of residence is a well-kept secret, in that the "North Pole" is somewhat indistinct, and that no less than three Scandinavian countries claim to have Santa as a resident within their borders. This likely is a security issue for Santa, who must want to protect his massive production facilities and accumulations of toys and electronics.

As Christmas approaches, millions of children get ready to put out cookies and milk by the chimney, as they wait for Santa Claus to arrive during their sleep.

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