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Canada 2016 Baby Animals #9 - Mother Common Loon and Young Loonie Chick $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color

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A masterwork of wildlife fine art by artist Glen Loates, an adorable common loonie chick goes for a swim in its native habitat, under the watchful eye of mother loon, intricately rendered in pure silver on this meticulously engraved, low mintage proof full color beauty!

Ninth in the enchanting and extremely popular Royal Canadian Mint's Baby Animals Program! This heartwarming scene by Canadian wildlife Glen Loates features depicts a baby common loon or chick swimming at the edge of a lake in Algonquin Park, accompanied by its ever-watchful mother. As baby gets his wings wet splashing and frolicking as he learns to swim, Mother Loon keeps a keen eye out for predators, a scene rendered in superb detail by extraordinarily detailed engraving and stunning full color.

The elusive loon is as pervasive a symbol of Canada as you'll find anywhere in the Great White North. The loon is reclusive, solitary, and prefers to nest in secluded lakes. This large bird, with a wingspan up to 5 feet, is adapted to hunting underwater. The loon is able to fish by diving to depths of up to 230 feet! Its long pointed beak enables it to easily snare the fish.

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Canada 2016 Baby Animals #9 - Mother Loon and Young Chick $20 Pure Silver Proof with ColorMintage Limit Slashed from 7,500 to just 5,500! This coin will sell out! Get yours now!

Investment Note - Baby animals! In full color! Very low mintage limit of just 5,500! And this is the ninth of an extremely popular series! Previous issues in the series (including the Baby Beaver, Baby Puffin, Baby Burrowing Owl, Baby Black Bear, and Baby Mountain Goat Kid) all sold out in a flash! If you want to get in on the ground floor, act now - do not delay!

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An Original Work of Art
This heartwarming scene by Canadian wildlife artist Glen Loates depicts an adorable baby common loon or chick, majestically portrayed in full color, swimming at the edge of a lake in Algonquin Park, and accompanied by its ever-watchful mother. The baby's brown-black downy feathers are derive their realistic, soft appearance through detailed engraving as the chick splashes about in the water, flapping its wings and raising its webbed feet. The color extends to the purple flowers and green-stemmed leaves of the pickerelweed in the foreground and behind the engraved adult female, which tenderly remains at the young loon’s side during its first weeks of life.

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Technology Note - Color
This pure silver proof features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented colorization technology. The RCM 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, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Technology Note - Purity
Baby Loon in Box 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 troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
This heartwarming scene by Canadian wildlife artist Glen Loates depicts an adorable baby common loon or chick, majestically portrayed in full color, swimming at the edge of a lake in Algonquin Park, and accompanied by its ever-watchful mother. 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 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     5,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Glen Loates
Certificate Individually Numbered

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