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Canada 2017 Celebrating Canada's 150th #1 - Common Loon - Ontario - Canadian Geographic Magazine $10 Pure Silver Proof with Color in Single Box

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Get the first in the new Celebrating Canada's 150th program, the common loon of Ontario, depicted in full color on this beautiful, affordable, pure silver proof coin! In single coin box.

This listing is for the Common Loon Silver Proof in the single coin box. The Common Loon Silver Proof may also be available in the 13-Coin Custom Presentation Case - click here to see if it is!

O Canada! From colorful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, breathtaking images of Canada’s natural bounty reflect the incredible beauty and diversity of the Canadian experience. Beginning with the beloved icon of Ontario’s lakes, the common loon, this new 13-coin collaborative series marks the 150th anniversary of Canada with a cross-country journey that celebrates the distinct and timeless wonders of the Great White North.

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LoonAs Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with this stunning series that showcases Canada's iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks! The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to partner with Canadian Geographic to bring you this historic, 13-coin series that celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of Canada's provinces and territories. Each coin is inspired by a photograph from the magazine, reproduced in exceptional detail by meticulous engraving and vibrant color on this pure silver proof.

The 13 coins symbolize Canada's 10 provinces and 3 territories. Each province and territory is represented by a stunning original photographic image in this beautiful series as the scenes take you across the entire country! Each coin is presented in the order of that province or territory’s entry into Confederation.

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A Stunning, Original Work of Art!
Based on an image by Canadian nature photographer Jim Cumming, this enchanting design transports the viewer to one of Ontario’s many lakes, where an iconic common loon (Gavia immer) has set up its summer home. Gliding across the glassy surface of its habitat, the loon tilts upwards in the water to stretch its wings, which offers the viewer a better glimpse of its remarkable wing feathers. The application of vibrant colors recreates the lifelike qualities of the original photograph to captures the loon in fine detail, from its checkered plumage to the unique black-and-white collar beneath its jet-black head. The engraving brings a beautiful element of dimension to the overall design, which truly conveys the wild, untamed beauty of Ontario’s lakes. The obverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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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
Canada 150th #1 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 half troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
The image by Canadian nature photographer Jim Cumming transports the viewer to one of Ontario’s many lakes, where an iconic common loon (Gavia immer) has set up its summer home. The dual dates 1867-2017 commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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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") and the denomination also appear.

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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 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34 mm
Mintage Limit       25,000
   
Finish Matte Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Jim Cumming
Certificate Individually Numbered

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