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Canada 2016 Tall Ships Legacy #2 - Marco Polo Clipper Sailing Ship $200 Pure Gold Proof GX - MINTAGE 275 - THIS COIN IS SERIAL NUMBER 088

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Total Mintage Just 275 = Great Investment Potential! Get this tribute to the famous and dramatic tall clipper ship Marco Polo, the fastest sailing ship ever built, on this truly rare, ultra low mintage, pure gold proof beauty!
 
This listing is for the individual gold proof with certificate with Serial Number 088!
 
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Sold out at the Mint!During the golden era of sailing, the flourishing shipbuilding industry on Canada’s east coast produced some of the world’s finest wooden ships. Continuing with the “fastest ship in the world,” the Marco Polo, the Tall Ships program celebrates the majesty and beauty of the legendary tall ships that drew international acclaim for Canada’s shipyards and contributed to her rich maritime heritage.

Investment Opportunity! Over time Bluenose has become one a testament to the master shipwrights of eastern Maritime Canada. So it's understandable why we're so pleased to be able to bring you this amazingly beautiful, gold proof featuring Canada's legendary clipper ship! An outstanding Tall Ship on this one troy ounce, pure gold proof-finish gem - truly rare, with a total mintage of just 275! Don't delay, get this investment grade work of art today!

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Canadian_Clipper_Ship_Marco_Polo_Tall_Ships_Legends_$200_Gold_ProofSailing through Canada’s waters and into history, tall ships have a certain mystique to them that hearkens back to an era in Canada’s maritime history – one that was spurred by discovery, exploration and trade. In its continuing celebration of iconic tall ships, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly commemorates one of Canada’s most famous ship of all, the Marco Polo, with this superb gold coin.

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Clipper Ship Marco Polo
Named for the famous merchant explorer, the three-masted ship Marco Polo was launched on April 17, 1851 and served as a proud example of the craftsmanship and capabilities of Canada's shipyards. The 1,625 ton ship had three decks, a flaring Atlantic or clipper bow, a yacht-like bottom, and a length of 184 feet (56.6 meters) that made her the longest ship built in New Brunswick. Just one year later, Marco Polo was heralded as “the fastest ship in the world,” in her new role as passenger transport vessel for those seeking a new life and greater fortunes in Australia.

Purchased in June 1852 by the Black Ball Line, Marco Polo was refitted for passenger service at the start of the Australian gold rush. Boasting luxurious maple paneling, crimson embossed velvet upholstery and stained glass saloon doors on her upper deck, the re-fastened Marco Polo set sail on July 4, 1852, from Liverpool, England, to Australia's Port Phillips Head, then back again; the entire round-trip voyage was made in 5 months, 21 days - an unheard feat at the time and a new record that went unbeaten for 15 years! In 1867, New Brunswick's most famous 19th century sailing ship completed her last voyage as a passenger ship before being employed solely as a cargo vessel for the remainder of her career. While carrying a cargo of lumber bound for London, Marco Polo sprung a leak just north of Prince Edward Island. She grounded on July 25, 1883 off Cavendish, P.E.I., until a strong gale would send the legendary ship to her watery grave in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence.

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Investment Note
A famous and dramatic tall ship - a great theme. One full troy ounce of pure gold. A tiny mintage limit of just 275 - far too few to go around! What more do we need to say?

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A Masterful, Artistic Design
The design by Canadian artist Neil Hamelin features a three-quarter port side view of the iconic Canadian sailing vessel Marco Polo. The fastest clipper ship of her day, Marco Polo is depicted on an oceanic voyage under full sail. With the wind filling her billowing sails, the sight of Marco Polo’s masts reaching up towards the sky adds a regal grandeur to this portrait of the wooden vessel, as her bow slices through the water. Precision engraving faithfully recreates the ship’s appearance with great historical accuracy, while capturing the finer details that served as a testament to her builders.

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Canada 2016 Tall Ships #2 - Marco Polo $200 Gold Proof in boxObverse
The design by Canadian artist Neil Hamelin features a three-quarter port side view of the iconic Canadian sailing vessel Marco Polo under full sail. 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.

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

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 200 Dollars
Weight 31.16 g
Diameter 30.00 mm
Mintage Limit     275
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Neil Hamelin
Certificate Individually Numbered

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