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Canada 2017 Year of the Rooster Lunar Zodiac $250 Lotus Shaped 1 Kilogram Pure Silver High Relief Proof Kilo with Red Enamel GX L11 - MINTAGE ONLY 300

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The Rooster has kilo fever - with a tremendously reduced mintage limit of just 300! Celebrate the loyalty and success of the Year of the Rooster in 2017  with this stunningly dramatic, TRULY HUGE AND RARE scalloped lotus-shaped proof silver kilogram, with a tiny mintage limit and color enamel!

Tremendously reduced mintage of just 300 - get yours today!

Investment Opportunity!What a stupendous design! That's just the start of what we can say about this huge, one kilogram silver beauty! The year 2017 is ruled by one of the most popular and auspicious of all the Chinese lunar zodiac signs, the loyal Rooster. This phenomenal design by Three Degrees Creative Group commemorates 2017 as the Year of the Roosterwith an intricate side profile portrait of its attractive animal representative. Detailed engraving recreates the rooster’s feathers in minute detail, all the while capturing the essence of the animal’s character: observant, resourceful and self-assured. Other symbols associated with the rooster are artfully incorporated into the design, including the outline of five gladiolus flowers, which represent the Rooster’s lucky number, “5.” This creative and intelligent animal is made all the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's new, huge tableau in full, frosted cameo proof finish - at more than 120 mm in diameter, it is nearly 5 inches across! The use of vibrant colored enamel is also emblematic, as red brings an element of luck to the square shape that bears the engraved Chinese character for “rooster” above the cock's head.

This tenacious and brave animal is made all the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's innovative lotus-shaped proof, dramatically rendered by the fine engravers at the Mint in pure, precious silver with translucent red enamel thrown in for good measure! Total mintage of just 300! Don't delay!

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The rooster with brightly colored plumage crowing.The Year of the Rooster - Loyal, Attractive and Accomplished!
Those born in the years 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017 celebrate the Year of the Rooster. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Rooster are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. They are observant, brave, resilient, attractive, and tenacious, but can also be self-absorbed and overly romantic.

Rooster people are very observant. Most of the time, they are precise and accurate with their observations. You can say that Roosters have a very keen "sixth sense". It is not an easy task to fool the Rooster. Their mind is cautious and skeptical. Gifted with perception, Roosters make excellent trouble shooters, detectives, fixers, bagmen, doctors, nurses and psychiatrists.

With Roosters, what you see is exactly what you get; they are straightforward and forthright. Roosters like to appear attractive and beautifully turned out. They are sociable and love to receive attention. The Rooster likes to be noticed and flattered. They might dress a little nattily with this in mind, but in their heart, they are usually conservative. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm at the drop of a hat.

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A beautifully colored rooster struts proudly.Roosters are always up, out and doing things. They are extremely motivated, the most motivated of all the animals of the Chinese Lunar Zodiac. You rarely see a relaxed rooster that sits quietly on the couch doing nothing. They are also multi-talented, and can become accomplished in many different ways. Because they are hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented, Roosters are typically confident about themselves.

Roosters are loyal and they make devoted friends. They keep their promises and are true to their word. Sensitive individuals may find it hard to get along well with Roosters, because they can brag about themselves and their accomplishments, which may make other, less accomplished, animals uncomfortable. The Seattle grunge band Alice in Chains had an early alternative radio and mainstream rock hit with their song "Rooster" back in 1992. It was about an infantry soldier grunt's experiences during the Vietnam War. Now you know.

This is the eighth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Lotus Proofs series from Canada!

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Investment Note

If you're considering this Proof Silver Kilo as an investment, it's kind of hard to go wrong here:
 - Ultra-low mintage limit - only 300 - the lowest ever for a Royal Canadian Mint silver kilogram coin!
 - All Chinese Lunar Zodiac and all kilo collectors need this coin!
 - Scalloped edge, lotus-shaped - most unusual for a silver kilo!
 - Gorgeous, luxurious, translucent red enamel!
 - Tremendous precious metal content - 1000 grams (1 kilogram)!
 - Tremendous size - an absolutely HUGE 120 mm across (that's nearly 5 inches)!
 - The meticulous detailing and incredible design one expects from the artistic engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint!
 - Struck in ultra high, medallic relief, with tremendous depth of field for a dramatic and powerful scene!
From a numismatic point of view, this monster will be the centerpiece of your collection and a great long-term buy-and-hold!

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Technology Note - Enamel
This vibrant Chinese Lunar Zodiac coin features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented enamel technology. This proprietary technique applies deep, rich, semi-opaque hues to the coin, while light penetrates to give a translucent effect to the color.

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Technology Note - Purity
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 kilogram fine silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2017 Lunar Year of the Rooster Silver Lotus Kilogram in boxObverse
A sensational rendering of a noble rooster, a veritable cock o' the walk, captures the true essence of its character. The Chinese character for "Rooster"" appears to the upper left, above the cock head. There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the dramatic design.

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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"), the date of issue and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an exquisite, silver satin brocade, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a red outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 250 Dollars
Weight 1,000 g
Diameter 120.00 mm
Mintage Limit     300
   
Finish Proof with Color Enamel
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Three Degrees Creative Group
Certificate Individually Numbered

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