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Canada 2016 Diwali - Festival of Lights in Honor of Goddess Lakshmi $200 Pure Gold Proof GX - MINTAGE 275

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Total Mintage Just 275 - Phenomenal Investment Potential! Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with this spectacularly engraved tribute by Indo-Canadian artist Meera Sethi, intricately rendered in pure gold on this truly rare, ultra low mintage proof beauty!

Last year's Diwali Pure Gold Proofs (0.5 Gram and One Troy Ounce) sold out at the Mint in short order!

Investment Opportunity!Diwali is the most important holiday in India. It’s a New Year’s celebration that is also known as the “Festival of Lights,” celebrated by hundreds of millions of people every year. The notion of light triumphing over dark is incredibly symbolic, a theme so universal that it has inspired cultures around the world for millenia. But Diwali is more than a single flame; it fills homes, streets - and hearts! - with the light of goodness. Diwali revelers are an incredibly diverse ethno-cultural group. Hindu, Sikh, Jain…every faith has its own Diwali traditions and rituals, but the unifying thread is always a celebration of good triumphing over evil. This masterwork of fine art by Indo-Canadian artist Meera Sethi is meticulously engraved and intricately rendered in minute detail on this one troy ounce, pure gold proof-finish gem - truly rare, with a total mintage of just 275! Don't delay, get this investment grade work of art today!

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A Truly Rare and Beautiful Gold Coin in Sumptuous Packaging!
Diwali Gold Coin in Full Package

Diwali_Dancers_Festival_Of_LightsA Stunning Design for the Diwali Celebration!
East and West come together in this stunning design by Canadian artist Meera Sethi, inspired by the colorful Indian folk art of Rangoli, which traditionally adorns entrances and floors during Diwali. Within the geometric and floral-inspired pattern lie numerous cultural symbols that represent the “Festival of Lights” as a cherished multi-ethnic celebration - one that is very much at home in Canada, where it is celebrated by Indo-Canadians across the country.

Approximately 50% of all Indo-Canadians reside in the Greater Toronto Area, while Vancouver in British Columbia is home to Canada’s second-largest population. These two important communities are represented by each province’s official floral emblem: the trillium and the Pacific dogwood, for Ontario and British Columbia, respectively. Key spiritual symbols (such as those associated with Sikhism and Jainism) surround a ring of clay diya, which light up homes and hearts during Diwali. The best known symbol of Canada, the beloved maple leaf, forms an inner ring around the sacred symbol “OM” - that eternal sound of creation - which is positioned in the center to release spiritual energy in all directions.

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Diwali - Festival of Lights
Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India; it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. Diwali preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Rangoli_Decorations_During_Diwali_Festival_of_LightsBefore Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers), typically to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After puja, fireworks follow, then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. 

Diwali also marks a major shopping period in India and other nations where it is celebrated. In terms of consumer purchases and economic activity, Diwali is the equivalent of Christmas in the west. It is traditionally a time when households purchase new clothing, home refurbishments, gifts, gold and other large purchases. The festival celebrates Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and investment, spending and purchases are considered auspicious. Diwali is a peak buying season for gold and jewelry in India. It is also a major sweets, candy and fireworks buying season. At retail level, about $800 million in U.S. Dollars (INR 5,000 crores) worth of firecrackers are expended in India over the Diwali season.

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Investment Note
Indians love to collect gold and to pass it on to relatives and friends. This coin, celebrating the principal holiday festival of Diwali, contains one full troy ounce of pure gold. It has a tiny mintage limit of just 275 - far too few to go around! What more do we need to say?

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Diwali Gold Proof In BoxObverse
East and West come together in this stunning design by Canadian artist Meera Sethi, inspired by the colorful Indian folk art of Rangoli, which traditionally adorns entrances and floors during Diwali. Within the geometric and floral-inspired pattern lie numerous cultural symbols that represent the “Festival of Lights” as a cherished multi-ethnic celebration - one that is very much at home in Canada, where it is celebrated by Indo-Canadians across the country. There are no legends on the obverse, to preserve the beauty of the 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") also appears. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome, solid wood presentation case, embossed with an intricate gold-foil design, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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SpecificationsHindu_Indian_Goddess_Lakshmi
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 200 Dollars
Weight 31.16 g
Diameter 30.00 mm
Mintage Limit     275
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Meera Sethi
Certificate Individually Numbered

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