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Canada 2014 $20 Commemorative #13 - Bobcat $20 Pure Silver Specimen Finish

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Exciting and extremely affordable - a true bargain, struck in the purest silver in the world! Experience the call of the wild with that icon of American wildlife, the feisty Bobcat, 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!) Bobcat pure silver coin! The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is an elusive nocturnal hunter that can leap up to ten feet. It preys primarily on rabbits, hares, and mice, though it can successfully take down much larger prey, including deer. This adaptable and wide-ranging predator is one of North America’s most common wildcats and is found from southern Canada to northern Mexico - and nearly everywhere in the continental United States!

The design of this pure silver wildlife gem features an original full-body portrait of a bobcat by Canadian artist Ken Ryan. The relatively abundant yet rarely-seen feline is portrayed mid-leap as it pounces upon its unsuspecting prey. Viewed from its front, face and outstretched forepaws pointed directly at the viewer, the bobcat is presented in stunning detail. Its characteristic black-tufted ears point backward as its black-lined eyes, small black nose and sharp-toothed mouth snarl in focused intensity. Its large front paws and fur-lined forelegs are outstretched before it, while its long and powerful back legs drive the animal forward. The stubbed, black-ringed tail from which the bobcat draws its name is visible above the animal’s striped and spotted back. Each hair and whisker is carefully detailed and shaded using multiple finishes, highlighting the world-class artistry of Royal Canadian Mint engravers. So it's understandable why we're so pleased to be able to bring you this amazingly beautiful, amazingly affordable pure silver Bobcat coin, with a high face value!

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North American BobcatCanada $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!
• Every previous $20 Silver Commemorative release has sold out quickly!
• Handsome specimen finish - unique to the RCM!
• Simple yet evocative artistry, an original work of art designed and engraved by a practicing wildlife artist!
• Dynamic  design!
Finally, this is far and away the least expensive pure silver wildlife coin you can purchase - anywhere in the world!

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No-Exposure Proposal
North American Bobcat on the prowl 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 about 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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Canada 2014 $20 Bobcat Commemorative in full color packageThe 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
Designed by noted Canadian wildlife artist Ken Ryan, the dynamic scene depicts a large adult Bobcat pouncing on its prey! 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, 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.


Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue   2014
   
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 Ken Ryan
Certificate Included

 

 

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