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Canada 2013 $20 Commemorative #10 - Iceberg and Endangered Humpback Whales Wildlife Pure Silver Specimen Finish

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Exciting and extremely affordable - a true bargain, struck in the purest silver in the world! A definitive Canadian Arctic experience - icebergs and whales, 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!) iceberg and whales pure silver coin!  It's a true thrill to wildlife lovers when they catch a glimpse of a whale in the wild! Maybe you didn't know this, but they have iceberg-watching tours too! These leave northern ports and fishing villages in Newfoundland and Labrador. One can often spot both huge whales and even larger icebergs on the same trip! Witness the awesome beauty of a majestic iceberg, slowly melting into the sunset over the warming summer months. Feared by mariners for centuries, this place, where the cold Labrador Current merges with the warm Gulf Stream, is known to many as "Iceberg Alley". Capture this moment, as a humpback whale adult female cow and her baby calf navigate by this berg, in pure silver!

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An aerial photograph of a monstrous, adult mother blue whale, the largest animal ever to have lived on earth, with her smaller, but still huge, baby or calf.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...

A gigantic iceberg, complete with ice tunnel!• 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!
• Every previous $20 Silver Commemorative release has 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 Emily Damstra!
• Dynamic  design - a humpback whale adult female cow and her baby calf swimming by a monstrous iceberg!
Finally, this is far and away the least expensive pure silver wildlife coin you can purchase - anywhere in the world!

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The reverse image by Canadian artist Emily Damstra depicts in amazing detail a humpback whale cow and her calf swimming alongside an iceberg. The large female is viewed from the front and left, her long pectoral fins extending behind her and the knobbed skin around her large mouth rendered in dimensional relief. Behind her, swimming close to its mother’s powerful tail, is a smaller humpback whale calf, presented from its left side. Its body bows gracefully toward that of its mother. The massive migratory ocean mammals swim alongside an iceberg which dominates the left side of the image. Its sharp pyramidal summit floats above a stylized waterline, while most of its bulk floats below the surface. Sailors beware!

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An underwater photograph of a huge, adult blue whale, the largest animal ever to have lived on earth.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 $5.00 spot value of the silver (at current (as of this writing) $20+ per ounce silver) is essentially its price - and the quantity discounts make this an even better buy!

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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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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The Specimen Finish
Canada 2013 $20 Iceberg Commemorative in full color package 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
Designed by artist Emily Damstra, the dynamic scene depicts a humpback whale adult female cow and her baby calf swimming by a monstrous iceberg! The legend FINE SILVER 9999 guarantees the purity. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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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.


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

SpecificationsAn underwater photograph of a huge, adult blue whale, the largest animal ever to have lived on earth.
Country Canada
Year of Issue   2013
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 7.96 g
Diameter 27 mm
Mintage Limit 225,000
   
Finish Specimen
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Emily Damstra
Certificate Included

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