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Canada 2015 Stunning Nature #4 - Autumn Express Locomotive Train Ride Railroad Maple Leaves $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color

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Simply stunning, vibrantly colored, and quite possibly the most beautiful coin we've seen this entire year! Nothing beats a leisurely locomotive ride through the forest in fall! All we can say is, get your pure silver Autumn Express pure silver proof now, before it sells out!

From sea to sea, Canada in autumn is blanketed with a stunning quilt of brightly colored foliage. Celebrating both the colors of Fall as well as the great tradition of railroad travel in Canada, Canadian artist Jacky MacDonald has created a masterpiece - a striking autumn scene in a Canadian forest. One feels a poignant, wistful nostalgia in the depiction of a beloved, longstanding tradition. Engraved directly into the silver, a classic steam locomotive is seen chugging along the winding, engraved track as a silver cloud of smoke rises up from its smokestack. One can almost hear the clack-clack-clack of the driving wheel and the train whistle echo amidst the tranquility of the deep forest, which is ablaze with autumn colors that have been recreated through liberal of a palette's-worth of red, orange and yellow hues. Nature’s breathtaking display surely delights the passengers on board this leisurely fall foliage train ride, as they roll past the maples and birch trees that dominate this Canadian landscape.

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The Red Maple is well known throughout eastern North America for its brilliant scarlet fall foliage. This eye-catching, one troy ounce pure silver coin showcases the beauty of Canadian autumn, rendered with world-class artistry and skillful melding of design, color and engraving. In combing autumns blazing hues with a railroad theme, the Royal Canadian Mint has hit a grand slam - get yours today, before they're all gone!

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Autumn In The Forest
With a graceful pageantry that has long captured the imagination of poets and artists, the brilliant foliage of autumn in Canada has made the nation a fall destination for visitors from around the world. As the final harvest nears an end, flushed from coast to coast with showy russets, warm coppers, intense purples, vibrant golds and glossy greens, Canada’s beauty in autumn is perhaps surpassed only when this riot of color is doubled in the silver mirror of a still lake.

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Golden_Maple.jpgThe season itself results from the annual shifting of the planet’s northern pole away from the sun. This shift attenuates the intensity of the sun’s rays in Canada and other northern countries, resulting in the reduced daylight and colder weather that triggers processes such as the changing of the leaves. The colors we see lining the shore as we quietly paddle a canoe across a crystalline lake result from chemical processes in the leaves, with different chemicals producing distinct colors. Triggered by autumn’s reduced daylight hours, deciduous species like aspen, maple, larch, oak, beech, poplar and birch begin to shut down photosynthesis for the oncoming winter, when the tree will live instead on stored food reserves. As a tree stops producing chlorophyll —the biomolecule that gives leaves their green color—other tones reveal themselves. In many maple species, this reduction of photosynthesis produces anthocyanin pigments that turn leaves bright red and purple. Brown leaves, such as those on beech and oak trees, result from waste products like tannins. Yellow poplar leaves reveal the presence of xanthophyll and orange maple leaves contain carotene—pigments that are present in the leaf throughout the growing season, but are normally concealed by chlorophyll.

These chemical processes not only help to prepare and preserve the trees for the long, cold winter to come, but create an amazing blaze of color that draws visitors from around the world. In a season when colder weather and less daylight drives Canadians to warmer indoor pursuits, the glory of autumn pulls us back outside to celebrate a landscape that is diverse and lavishly beautiful in every season.

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The Red Maple is well known throughout eastern North America for its brilliant scarlet fall foliage.Investment Notes
Stunning in its artistry, beauty and simplicity, this new pure silver proof ups the ante with a few twists, including lower mintage (only 7,500) and a new perspective! This is perhaps the most unique coin of the year - and a work of unparalleled gorgeousness! We believe that this coin presents an entry-level investment opportunity in a relatively low-priced proof. Buy it. Hold it for ten years. Then, if you don't still love it, sell it. Keep it or sell it, you'll only be sorry if you don't get it while you have the chance.

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Canada 2015 Autumn Express in box A beautiful, full-color image of a locomotive choogling through a Canadian forest in autumn. The date and denomination are both indicated.

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Reverse

A cameo proof 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
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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SpecificationsAutumn leaves
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2015
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    7,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Jacky MacDonald
Certificate Individually Numbered

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