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Canada 2017 Snowflake $20 Pure Silver Proof with Silvery Blue Glitter Enamel

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Get this large, beautiful snowflake proof, enhanced with the Mint's proprietary silverly blue glitter enamel technology, and minted in one full troy ounce of the purest silver on the planet - with a very low mintage limit!

Anyone who has ever had an exquisitely shaped snowflake land on their glove knows it’s one of winter’s greatest delights. Each snowflake is a perfect but fleeting work of art that lasts only a moment - but this one is preserved forever on this pure silver proof! It features a close-up view of a “six-sided dendrite ice crystal" (that fancy speak for a "snowflake"), enhanced with glittering silvery blue enamel to capture its icy essence and make winter’s iconic star even more enticing! The mintage limit of just 6,000 is very low, and all previous Canadian Snowflake Silver Proofs have sold out at the mint, so we recommend not delaying if you want to make this beauty yours!

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The design is a stunning close-up view of a six-sided dendrite ice crystal, or snowflake as we know them, captured by Canadian photographer Don Komarechka and painstakingly reproduced by Royal Canadian Mint master engravers. The extraordinarily fine detailing has been enhanced with glittering silvery blue enamel on a proof finish gives the snowflake a deeply layered look. One can easily imagine a hexagon-shaped ice crystal falling through the clouds, growing ever larger and more complex as it encounters changes in temperature and humidity that affect the shape and size of its “arms.” The end result is this beauty!An Original Work of Art
The design is a stunning close-up view of a six-sided dendrite ice crystal, or snowflake as we know them, captured by Canadian photographer Don Komarechka and painstakingly reproduced by Royal Canadian Mint master engravers. The extraordinarily fine detailing has been enhanced with glittering silvery blue enamel on a proof finish gives the snowflake a deeply layered look. One can easily imagine a hexagon-shaped ice crystal falling through the clouds, growing ever larger and more complex as it encounters changes in temperature and humidity that affect the shape and size of its “arms.” The end result is this beauty!

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The Miraculous Snowflake

Not all snowflakes are created equal. If it is very cold, they will fall as "dry" powder. They may also take the shape of slender hexagonal columns that look like tiny wooden pencils under the microscope. The iconic star-shape people adore will only occur when the temperature is around 5° F (-15° C) and the ice crystal can grow large and drift gently earthward without hitting any other crystals.

The design is a stunning close-up view of a six-sided dendrite ice crystal, or snowflake as we know them, captured by Canadian photographer Don Komarechka and painstakingly reproduced by Royal Canadian Mint master engravers. The extraordinarily fine detailing has been enhanced with glittering silvery blue enamel on a proof finish gives the snowflake a deeply layered look. One can easily imagine a hexagon-shaped ice crystal falling through the clouds, growing ever larger and more complex as it encounters changes in temperature and humidity that affect the shape and size of its “arms.” The end result is this beauty!Scientifically speaking, a snowflake is an aggregate of ice crystals that forms while falling in and below a cloud. They are typically hexagonally symmetrical and form only in certain below-freezing temperature atmospheric conditions. This simple yet dry definition belies the complex splendor of the incredible snowflake, a true miracle of nature. Continuing its wildly popular winter snowflakes from past years, the Royal Canadian Mint has married two of nature's most beautiful and precious minerals, pure silver and glitter enamel, to create this breathtakingly beautiful (and rare!) proof coin! The light refracted by the delicate, luminous enamel glitter enhances the silver snowflake design, proving once again that in high art, form follows function. Whether in a winter wonderland or minted in precious metal, the "six-sided dendrite ice crystal" (aka "snowflake") is a beauty to behold!

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Technology Note - Enamel
The spectacularly glistening silvery blue of the snowflake features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented enamel technology. This proprietary technique applies deep, rich, semi-opaque colors to the coin, while the glaze over these hues enhances the effect of real enamel.

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Technology Note
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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2017 Snowflake in boxObverse
The design is a stunning close-up view of a six-sided dendrite ice crystal, or snowflake as we know them, captured by Canadian photographer Don Komarechka and painstakingly reproduced by Royal Canadian Mint master engravers. The extraordinarily fine detailing has been enhanced with glittering silvery blue enamel on a proof finish gives the snowflake a deeply layered look. The date and denominations 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 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit       6,000
   
Finish Proof with Glitter Enamel
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Don Komarechka
Certificate Individually Numbered

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