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Canada 2016 Dragon Birthstones #12 - December Tanzanite $5 Pure Silver Proof with Purple Swarovski Crystal Gemstone

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An intricately engraved dragon AND a December purple genuine Swarovski crystal gemstone, representing tanzanite, emblazon this pure, precious silver proof with a tiny mintage limit of just 3,000!

Sold out at the Mint!Sparkling in a dizzying array of hues, gemstones have captivated and fascinated mankind throughout history! Theirs is a timeless and permanent beauty that has been valued by cultures around the world, giving rise to beliefs and legends about the unique virtues, mystical benefits and special powers each different stone possesses. Today, gemstones continue to carry a special significance as birthstones, whose attributes may be heightened during the month they represent. There is an undeniable mystique to these natural works of art, with colors that make them as distinct and unique as those who cherish them!

Don't overlook the power of the dragon; its presence also carries a strong meaning, as the dragon is a time-honored symbol of power, strength and good luck in Asian mythology. There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the design.

This stunning keepsake is embedded with a genuine Swarovski crystal gemstone that tells the story of its birth month. Struck in 99.99% pure silver with a proof finish, the Swarovski Crystal Gemstone Silver Proof makes the ideal gift for any occasion! It is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, newborns and any event or romantic celebration! Of course, you can treat yourself as well to this brilliant combination of a beautiful, colorful crystal and the purest silver on Earth! Whether as a gift to yourself, or for someone close to you, this birthstone coin’s beauty and distinctiveness are sure to bring joy for years to come, long after mundane gifts are forgotten! The tiny mintage limit of just 3,000 guarantees that this beauty will be scarce far into the future!

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A red Chinese or Oriental style dragon chases its pearl of wisdom amongst the clouds while flying.The Purple Tanzanite for November
Give the gift of peace with this unique tanzanite-inspired coin. Ranging from pale violet-blue to a deeper purple-indigo hue, tanzanite is prized for its scarcity and distinctive color. To those born in December, the birthstone tanzanite is a calming stone, one that is said to bring balance, wisdom and health to those born in this month - truly a rare treasure!

Did you know that...

 - One of the most recent additions to the world of gemstones, Tanzanite was discovered only in the late 1960s!
 - In 2002, it was officially designated as one of the birthstones for the month of December (there are five in total, including lapis lazuli, zircon, turquoise and blue topaz)!
 - Tanzanite is relatively rare, found only in the Merelani Hills in Tanzania, for which it is named.
 - Ranging from pale violet-blue to a deeper hue, tanzanite is prized for its scarcity and distinctive color. It is a calming stone, one that is said to bring balance, wisdom, wealth and health to those born in this month.

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An Intricate and Richly Symbolic Design
The design by Three Degrees Creative Group is both visually compelling and richly symbolic, with a thoughtful melding of traditional and contemporary design elements. In the background, a beautifully engraved lotus pattern fills the field in a modern take on the blooms that traditionally represent purity of the heart and mind. A majestic Oriental style dragon is brought to life through intricate engraving that results in extraordinary detail - each and every scale on the dragon's body is visible! Its presence also carries a strong meaning, as the dragon is a time-honored symbol of power, strength and good luck in Asian mythology. Above it, a traditional circular motif bears a genuine Swarovski® crystal embellishment that represents tanzanite, the birthstone for December, which is said to bring wisdom and health confidence to those born in the month.

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Crystal Gemstones and Their Meanings - Each Birthstone by Month Birthstones and their meanings

Investment Notes
Stunning in its beauty, this new, pure silver proof from the Royal Canadian Mint not only makes a great gift for someone else, it also represents a unique investment opportunity! It is struck in the purest silver refined and minted anywhere in the world, and features an intricately engraved dragon! Furthermore, each features a different, genuine Swarovski crystal! The twelve coins in the Birthstone Gemstone Collection are the lowest-priced ever released by the RCM to feature a Swarovski crystal!

For more information about Swarovski crystals of Austria, please see the presentation at the end of this article.

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Canada 2016 Birthstones $5 Silver in BoxTechnology 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 one quarter troy ounce commemorative silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse

A majestic Oriental style dragon is brought to life through intricate engraving that results in extraordinary detail - each and every scale on the dragon's body is visible! Above it, a traditional circular motif bears a genuine Swarovski® crystal embellishment. There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the design.

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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, and the date and denomination are also 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 box. An individually numbered official certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
A green Chinese or Oriental dragon chases its flaming pearl among the clouds while flying.
Country Canada
Year of Issue     2016
   
Face Value 3 Dollars
Weight 7.96 g
Diameter 27.00 mm
Mintage Limit 3,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Three Degrees Creative Group
Certificate Included

Swarovski Crystal

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALSSwarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut crystal glass products produced by the privately-owned company Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, Austria (near Zürich, Switzerland). Swarovski crystal was born when a Bohemian, Daniel Swarovski, invented an automatic cutting machine in 1892. In 1895 the Swarovski company was founded when he established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens (near Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria). Here he could take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes he had patented.

Swarovski crystal contains approximately 32% lead to maximize refraction. The Swarovski Crystal firm produces a wide range range of products, but is world-renowned for the incredible quality and brilliance of its crystal jewelry.

In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings. For example, Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance. Recent developments include the 2004 release of a new, patented cut, Xilion, designed to optimize the brilliance of roses (crystal components with flat backs) and chatons (diamond-cut crystals).

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