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Canada 2014 Great Lakes #3 - Lake Erie $20 Pure Silver Proof with Enamel

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Third in the extremely popular Great Lakes series! Get the southernmost of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie, famous for Niagara Falls, struck in one ounce of pure silver with vibrant blue enamel!
 
Sold out at the Mint!The amazing Great Lakes are joined in a vast, continuously flowing waterway system that links the massive bodies of water through a series of channels, ultimately draining into the Atlantic Ocean. This system holds about one-fifth of the planet’s fresh water and hosts some of the world’s most voluminous lakes. The Great Lakes are Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario.

The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new series of Great Lakes pure silver enameled proofs depicts Lake Erie, the southernmost of the Great Lakes! The obverse image features a bathymetric map of Lake Erie replicated by the Royal Canadian Mint engravers and highlighted with brilliant translucent blue enamel.

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Key Points
•• Lake Erie is the third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting and extremely popular 5-coin series depicting the beautiful Great Lakes - certain to be popular among collectors and gift-givers alike!

•• A beautiful addition for any collector who enjoys natural imagery, unique design or Canadiana.

•• A stunning gift or thoughtful introduction to collecting for anyone who loves natural wonders, geography, history and the glory of the Canadian landscape.

•• This coin has been produced by the Royal Canadian Mint based on Canadian Hydrographic Service data, pursuant to CHS license 203-0225-1260-R.

•• The limited mintage of only 10,000 coins means that this proof-finish pure silver enameled coin will be sought after by collectors.

Lake Erie is sunk into the face of the coin, with the varying depths highlighted in relief and multiple frosting techniques, and then filled with brilliant translucent blue enamel. This unique approach to showcasing the lake highlights the depths that typically remain hidden from view. The lake shape and depths are based on an interpretation of bathymetric data from the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

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The Vast Great Lakes of North America
The amazing Great Lakes are joined in a vast, continuously flowing waterway system that links the massive bodies of water through a series of channels, ultimately draining into the Atlantic Ocean. This system holds about one-fifth of the planet’s fresh water and hosts some of the world’s most voluminous lakes. The lakes themselves are so large that they are visible from space. Amazing forces of time and geological activity formed these fresh-water seas, beginning with a land fracture and successive periods of lava flow about one billion years ago. Despite the region’s great age, however, lakes Superior, Ontario, Michigan, Huron, and Erie are actually relatively young geological features. Though 5 million years of glaciation honed the landforms and eventually filled these basins with water, the lakes have only existed in their present state for about 8,000 to 10,000 years. Today, the Great Lakes are estimated to hold 6 quadrillion gallons of water. Their shared surface area exceeds 243,000 square kilometers. Fascinatingly, the Great Lakes region is still undergoing dynamic changes as the land continues to rebound from the incredible weight of the glaciers that covered it several thousand years ago. In the region north-east of Lake Superior, for instance, this rebound is happening at a rate of more than 53 centimeters per century.

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Canada 2014 Great Lakes #3 - Lake Erie Silver $20 Proof with Enamel in BoxTechnology Note - Enamel
The vibrant blue of the Great Lakes features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented enamel technology. This proprietary technique applies deep, rich, semi-opaque colors to the coin, while the glaze over these hues enhances the effect of real enamel.

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Technology Note - Purity
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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Obverse
A bathymetric map of Lake Ontario replicated by the Royal Canadian Mint engravers and highlighted with brilliant translucent blue enamel. The date and denomination also appear.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of 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
Each 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.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     10,000
   
Finish Proof with Color Enamel
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Royal Canadian Mint engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered


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