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Canada 2014 Niobium Flowers #1 - Tulip Blossom $5 Pure Silver & Niobium BiMetallic Proof

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Get the first in the new Niobium Flowers series, this Niobium and Silver BiMetallic Proof featuring a delicate golden tulip blossom with a very low mintage limit!

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Talisman Coins and the Royal Canadian Mint are proud to offer you this new numismatic experience - the first in the new Niobium Flowers series! This bimetallic proof finds pure niobium combined with precious silver to create a beautiful, colorful and delicate blossom. The total mintage is only 6,000, tiny by any standard! Do we even need to suggest that you act quickly? Previous Niobium Proofs have sold out at the Mint in record time - don't delay on this one!

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Tulip BlossomTulip Mania!
The beautiful tulip is perennial plant with waxy leaves and a large, delicate flower. It is grown from bulbs in gardens all over North America. The tulip is famous for an interesting incident, the "tulip mania" of the seventeenth century. In the Netherlands, tulip bulb speculation reached an all-time high in 1636-37, with some bulbs costing more than a person's average annual income, and "tulip futures" contracts being bought and sold for tulips that hadn't even yet been grown! Needless to say, the speculative bubble burst and many were financially ruined. Today, we appreciate the tulip for its beauty, but now know that coins are a much better investment.

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Tulips have an unique connection to Canada. In 1945 Canadian soldiers played a principal role in liberating Holland. Since World War II, these two nations have enjoyed a special friendship. Earlier in the war, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands sent her only child and heir, Princess Juliana, to Canada for safety, along with the current queen, Beatrix, then a young child. On January 19th, 1943, Princess Juliana gave birth to another daughter, Princess Margriet Francisca, resulting in the first royal baby ever born in North America! As a special gesture of gratitude after the war, the Dutch queen sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Canada, and Princess Juliana sent another 20,000 as a personal gift, with more following every year. Today, over one million tulips bloom each May in Ottawa, where the annual Tulip Festival is held. In this way these gifts of thanks became an annual bequest and transformed Ottawa into the floral showcase that is celebrated every year, a glorious tradition!

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its many proprietary technologies. Now it has added another high-tech process to its stable of legal tender enhancements - oxidized niobium metal combined with silver for a dramatic and colorful effect!

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Obverse
Canada 2014 Niobium Flowers - Tulip $5 Coin in boxThe design by Canadian artist Bert Liverance shows a single tulip flower selectively colored so it stands out from a sea of blooms—a tribute to the welcome sight that graces Canadian gardens from coast to coast each spring. The design is further enhanced by the coin’s oxidized niobium core to create a stunning, one-of-a-kind effect.

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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, and the date is indicated.

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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 sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 9.00 g
Diameter 28.00 mm
Mintage Limit       6,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition Pure Niobium and .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Interrupted Serrations
   
Artist Bert Liverance
Certificate Individually Numbered

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