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Canada 2013 Oh! Canada Series #05 - Summertime Fun in the Sun $10 Pure Silver Proof

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Dive into Summertime Fun in the Sun, the 5th in the new and affordable Oh! Canada Series of pure silver proofs that celebrate 12 iconic touchstones of, and all that is great about, Canada!

Sold out at the Mint!Celebrate Canada’s uniqueness with the Oh! Canada program! Canada's national identity is much like its majestic landscape: diverse, storied, and always fascinating! In the ever-changing world of Canadiana, a few concepts tend to reflect the nation’s natural assets and social and cultural institutions. Born of this complex background, these twelve Canadian icons are undeniable touchstones of the majestic land, its wildlife, people and spirit. These are the scenes that plumb the depths of Canada's own pride in itself, while kindling the world's love for the great nation that is Canada! Collect these twelve eminently affordable pure silver proofs - then revisit your coins again and again to marvel at their cultural significance and detailed imagery!

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Twelve Tremendous, Affordable, Definitively Canadian Pure Silver Proofs!
O Canada 12 Coins for 2013

A Highly Detailed, Original Work of Art!
Summertime fun in the sun at the lakeside cabin in the great north woods!This fifth release in the new O Canada series features a meticulously rendered design of summertime fun in the sun by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo. The scene presents a waving man sitting in an Adirondack chair on the dock, overseeing four children as they dive and swim in the cool lake waters. In the foreground of the image is the bow of a canoe, viewed from within the canoe so that the viewer is the object of the happy family’s waved greetings. In the background, a balcony-fronted cabin sits nestled among the smooth rocky outcropping of the wooded shoreline. In the distance, a sailboat floats in the water before distant woodlands. The sky is filled with stylized sunbeams radiating the warmth of summer days spent together in nature’s bounty. The design also features an Adirondack chair in a small circular cartouche to the left of the central vignette, balancing the date of issue.

The distinct design hallmark of the O Canada series has the central image set between two semi-circular banners (each laser polished to a gleaming, mirror-like finish) with the top band proudly proclaiming the legend “Canada”, and the denomination in the lower band.

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Technology Note
The 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 silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2013 Summer Fun Silver $10 Proof in BoxObverse

A meticulously detailed and finely engraved detail of portrait of a family enjoying summertime fun and sun at the cabin by the lake. The artistry is so subtle and intricate that the individual shingles and planks of siding on the cottage can be distinguished. The traditional-style engraving has produced a magnificent work of beauty. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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 box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

A solid maple wood display case for the entire 12 coin series will be available to purchasers of the entire series one quarter to halfway through the releases.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34 mm
Mintage Limit      40,000
   
Finish Matte Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Claudio D'Angelo
Certificate Individually Numbered

Complete Certificate Text

O Canada
Canada’s national identity is much like its majestic landscape: diverse, storied, and sometimes elusive. In the ever-changing tectonics of Canadian culture, identifiers tend to reflect the nation’s multicultural nature and its geography, fauna and flora, and social and political institutions. Born of this complex background, Canadian icons are distinct because they carry meaning for all Canadians, regardless of where we live or how we came to be here. These are the images that plumb the depths of Canadian pride and kindle Canadians’ love for their home.

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Lake, Woods, Seaside, Mountain: The Great Canadian Escape

To British Columbians, Albertans, Saskatchewan residents, and Newfoundlanders, it is a cabin. For Montrealers, it is a cabane or a shack. The residents of New Brunswick and Northern Ontario spend summer weekends at the camp. Cape Breton Islanders get away from it all at the bungalow. Manitobans head up to the lake. And Southern and Eastern Ontarians get back to nature at the cottage. Regardless of what it is called, the weekend retreat at the lake and in the woods is as Canadian as Mounties and maple syrup.

In a country with one of the world’s largest supplies of fresh water lakes and rivers, and some of the planet’s most pristine woodland, it is perhaps no surprise that Canadians spend their short, often intensely hot, summers fleeing congested urban areas each weekend. Cottaging has been a Canadian pastime for more than a century, as railroads and motor travel made the countryside more accessible from cities and villages. Since that time, Canadians across the land have set up and passed down, generation to generation, country abodes both humble and grand as a spot for peaceful escape from the workaday demands of life. Today, about 10% of Canadians own a vacation residence and millions more rent and visit these rural oases.

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Although growing numbers of Canadians now venture to their recreational properties year-round, the mass exodus to cottage country generally begins on Victoria Day weekend (celebrated on the last Monday before May 25), a holiday that celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria (r. 1837 - 1901) and which also marks the first statutory holiday weekend of the warm-weather months in Canada.

The cottage, cabin, cabane, shack, bungalow, and camp is where Canadians boost their quality of life by unplugging and spending time in quiet pursuit of pleasure, or in happy companionship with friends and family. The worries of city and suburb—keeping the children occupied, meeting deadlines, fighting noise and traffic—dissolve with the golden glow of the summer sun setting behind a line of dark evergreens. This is where Canadians regain their perspective and reconnect with what they love most.

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