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Canada 2016 Big Coins Series #4 - Beaver 5 Cents 5 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Nickel Proof with Full Color GX

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Fourth 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 in 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 #4 Beaver 5 Troy Ounce Pure Silver ProofInvestment Opportunity!Investment Note - This is only the second five ounce silver nickel or five-cent piece (Beaver 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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2005 First Day of Minting Obverse & ReverseThe Beaver Nickel
"Busy as a beaver" refers to the hardworking and industrious nature of this furry critter. Along with the Mountie and the maple leaf, the beaver is considered one of the three iconic symbols of Canada. Here's your unique opportunity to acquire one of the six circulating denominations of Canadian coinage - except blown up to monster size! This gold-plated beauty commemorates the beaver, as depicted on the classic Canadian nickel or 5-cent piece, designed by G.E. Kruger Gray and in use since 1937! Engraved in exquisite relief which shows the individual hairs in the beaver's fur, the various finishes enhance the overall appearance by adding even more detail to the iconic image we've grown accustomed to seeing on the 5-cent circulation coin!

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Canada's First Currency!
"Busy as a beaver" refers to the hardworking and industrious nature of this furry critter. Along with the Mountie and the maple leaf, the beaver is considered one of the three iconic symbols of Canada. It's not widely remembered today, but during the 1830s and '40s there was a fashion craze in Europe for beaver-fur hats. This provided the livelihood for the fur-trapping mountain men (voyageurs), who sold them to fur companies. These groups, including the Hudson Bay Company, in turn shipped millions of beaver pelts across the Atlantic - so many, in fact, the the beaver grew scarce and was endangered. Fortunately, the fashion died out in time for the beaver to be saved, allowing it to continue to dam streams and create new habitat for many other creatures.

BeaverWhen trappers would bring their furs to the trading posts, something was needed to represent the value of the pelts. At first, everything from porcupine quills, ivory discs and bits of wood or bone were used - anything that that the trapper and merchant agreed upon.

As the industry became more sophisticated, trade tokens began to appear. As the two parties went through the furs, tokens would be placed on the counter. Once done, the trapper would use them to purchase goods from the store. Some trade tokens were square. Others featured the prize of the fur trade that also reigns as one of Canada's earliest forms of currency - the beaver! A symbol of early Canadian frontier life, the beaver building a dam was featured on the very first Canadian postage stamp in 1851! To this day, the beaver is featured on the Canadian 5 cents (nickel) coin!

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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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Canada 2016 Big Coins #4 Beaver 5 Troy Ounce Pure Silver ProofPurity 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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Obverse
An artistic, realistic and minutely detailed portrait of a beaver, taken from the classic Canadian 5-cent piece, designed by G.E. Kruger Gray and in use since 1937! The date of issue and denomination also appear.

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

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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, custom cardboard box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications

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 G. E. Kruger-Gray

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