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Canada 2016 Big Coins Series #3 - Bluenose Racing Schooner 10 Cents 5 Ounce Pure Silver Dime Proof with Full Color GX

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Third in the incredibly popular Big Coins series, and only the second 5 ounce Bluenose Racing Schooner Dime in Canadian history! Get all six circulating Canadian denominations, minted five troy ounces of pure silver with proof finish and full color! Extremely low mintage, too - only 1,500!

Sold out at the Mint!The Royal Canadian Mint strikes again! Now we're livin' large! Here's your unique opportunity to acquire each of the current six circulating denominations of Canadian coinage - except blown up to monster size! This is the Big Coins Series! Celebrate the history and artistry of Canadian circulation coinage, in a larger version - the better to enjoy these storied designs in all their glory! Each beautiful proof is minted in five troy ounces of pure silver and features vibrant, full color on both the obverse! Go BIG, or go home! Sold out at the Mint on pre-release!

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Canada 2016 Big Coins #3 Bluenose 5 Troy Ounce Pure Silver ProofInvestment Opportunity!Investment Note - This is only the second five ounce silver dime (Bluenose or otherwise) in Canadian history! We can not stress strongly enough what an opportunity this is! This huge five ouncer sold out at the Mint on pre-release. In 2012 the only Five Ounce Silver Penny likewise sold out immediately and has increased significantly in value! We believe that this landmark coin will become a numismatic delicacy, greedily pursued by future generations! The mintage limit is low, so grab yours now!

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Collect ALL the Big Coins 5 Oz Silver Proofs:

    1)  Common Loon "Loonie" 5 Oz Silver Dollar
    2)  Caribou 5 Oz Silver Quarter Dollar - 25 Cents
    3)  Bluenose Schooner 5 Oz Silver Dime - 10 Cents
    4)  Beaver 5 Oz Silver Nickel - 5 Cents
    5)  Coat of Arms 5 Oz Silver Half Dollar - 50 Cents
    6)  Polar Bear "Toonie" 5 Oz Silver Two Dollars

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The Bluenose Dime
2005 First Day of Minting Obverse & ReverseThe legendary schooner Bluenose has graced Canada's ten cent coin since 1937. In 1920 the Halifax Herald newspaper established the International Fisherman's Trophy racing series for bona fide working ships. Bluenose was built and launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1921 to compete for that trophy. It won and remained unbeaten for 18 years! The design honoring this winning schooner was created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn. The coin itself was minted in silver from 1937 to 1968, then in nickel from 1968 to 2001, when it was changed to nickel-plated steel. Over time Bluenose has become one of the national icons of Canada, along with the beaver, the maple leaf, and the Mountie.

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The original Canadian racing schooner Bluenose, built in Nova Scotia in 1921.Bluenose and Bluenose II
This big silver proof features Bluenose - an historic fishing and racing schooner launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on March 26, 1921. In October of that year, Bluenose won her first of many International Fishermen’s Trophy series of races. Almost immediately, she became an important symbol of excellence in ship design, shipbuilding and seamanship for Nova Scotians and, eventually, for all Canadians.

Bluenose went on to serve actively as a fishing vessel. Her designer, William J. Roué, and her stalwart crew under Captain Angus Walters, became known and admired around the world. When the global economy faced stormy waters in the 1930s, Bluenose increasingly served as a cultural and tourism promotion vessel. Although Canadians lobbied strongly to preserve the ship as a national symbol, she was sold in 1942 and worked as a freighter in the Caribbean. On January 28, 1946, the ship was lost off the coast of Haiti. A replica, Bluenose II, was launched in 1963 and gifted to the Government of Nova Scotia in 1971. Bluenose II continues to serve as a goodwill ambassador for Nova Scotia and all of Canada.

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Investment Note
Here's a coin with a ton of investment potential, to say nothing of cachet! It's huge (nearly 3 inches in diameter) and stuck in the purest silver refined anywhere in the world - .9999 fine! The numismatic circulating coin theme is extremely popular, too! Then there's that extremely low mintage limit - only 1,500! Don't let it sell out on you, get yours today!

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Technology Note - Color
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 five troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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2016 Big Coins #3 - Bluenose 5 Ounce Silver Proof In Box Obverse
The Bluenose schooner design was created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn and first used on Canadian legal tender ten cent coinage in 1937. The date of issue and denomination also appear.

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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 reads ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God").

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The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color, custom cardboard box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
Face Value 25 Cents
Weight 157.60 g
Diameter 65.25 mm
Mintage Limit      1,500
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
Certificate Individually Numbered
Artist Emanuel Hahn

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