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Canada 2014 Canadian Banknote Art #3 - Lion on Rocky Mountainside - Northern Crown Bank Bank Note $5 Pure Silver Proof

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EXTRAORDINARILY POPULAR DESIGN! A noble British lion surveys his kingdom from the top of the mountainside! This beauteous, low mintage (only 8,500) proof represents a tremendous investment opportunity - stuck in pure silver!

Talisman Coins and the Royal Canadian Mint are proud to bring you the latest entry in the extremely popular Canadian Banknote Art program! This expertly crafted, pure silver proof is a stunning and unique tribute to an early allegorical bank note! This is the second coin in the Royal Canadian MintÂ’s exciting new series celebrating vignettes found on historic Canadian banknotes. These incredible scenes are the high artwork of yesteryear! The RCM's traditional engraving has reproduced this art (this time in precious metals, not paper!). These scenes are highly detailed, with various finishes used to create texture and contrast on a mirrored background. All this makes this low-mintage (only 8,500) pure silver proof a must-have work of art for history buffs, lovers of beauty, art aficionados and coin and banknote collectors everywhere!

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Canada 2014 Banknotes #3 - Lion BoxAvailability Note - The first two in the Banknotes Art series have sold out at the Mint quickly! A very fast sell out is expected for this lion as well. Do not delay - get yours today!

Masterpiece of the Minter's Art - A Timeless, Classic Design

More than 30,000 years ago, ancient humans painted prides of hunting lions on cave walls. From these earliest moments, the lion emerged as an emblem of protection, military might, royalty, and supernatural power. Today, the lion is one of the most common heraldic symbols, used in the emblems, arms, and currency of hundreds of nations worldwide.

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The allegorical design of this fine silver coin features a vignette of a lion on a rocky mountainside taken from an early twentieth century banknote created by the British American Banknote Company. The King of the Jungle is brought to life in painstaking detail as Royal Canadian Mint engravers capture the characteristic line engraving of early banknote design. Augmenting the masterful work of the original engraving, here the distinctive curve of each muscle and strand of fur, the striking shading of the lion and his dramatic mountainous surroundings, and the minute detail of the scrollwork and lettering are taken from original banknote designs and rendered in pure silver. The face value is framed in scrollwork adapted from an early banknote design, for a beautifully classical effect.

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Investment Note
This is the third issue in the new precious metals program Canadian Banknote Art, featuring incredibly intricate, traditional designs. This beauty, with its very affordable price and very limited mintage of only 8,500, seems destined to sell out quickly! Get this Banknotes Art silver proof while you can!

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The back (reverse) of the historic 1935 Bank of Canada $10 ten dollar bank note depicts a masterfully engraved vignette featuring the allegorical Goddess of Plenty. Resting leisurely on a classical plinth and dressed in a very comfortable toga, Plenty holds a sickle in one hand. Her feet rest casually on one end of a cornucopia, while all manner of fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains spill forth from the oversize mouth of the horn of plenty behind her. This scene is taken directly from the vignette depicted on the back side of the Bank of Canada 1935 Ten Dollar Bank Note.

Canada 2014 Banknote $5 Pure Silver ProofTechnology 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 pure silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
An allegorical scene depicts a vignette of a lion on a rocky mountainside. The date and denomination are both 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 full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 23.17 g
Diameter 36.07 mm
Mintage Limit     8,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Royal Canadian Mint engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered

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