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Canada 2017 Humpback Whale Breaching True 3-D Three Dimensional $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color L10 L11

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A Royal Canadian Mint first - real 3-D! A giant Humpback Whale launches itself out of water, breaching in a powerful display of strength and agility. This low mintage pure silver proof is the Mint's first true three dimensional coin!

In the waters off Canada’s coasts, the sudden apparition of a breaching whale is a powerful sight to behold; few sights are as electrifying. This coin features one of the most iconic species that can be witnessed off Canada's east and west coasts, the Humpback Whale. For the first time ever, the Mint combines an unique printing and embossing process with skillful engraving to create a three dimensional whale that appears to be launching itself right off the surface of the coin - to jaw dropping effect!

A Mint First! This one troy ounce pure silver proof is the Mint's first TRUE 3-D coin ever! Unique printing and embossing bring unprecedented dimension to the engraved design! Get yours today!

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Canada 2017 Humpback Whale Breaching 3-D Silver ProofThe design by Canadian wildlife artist Matt Bowen features a three-dimensional depiction of a breaching humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in all of its breathtaking splendor! Engraved in outstanding detail, the background depicts the waters off Canada’s coastline, where a lighthouse can be found on the headland rocks in the distance. The surface of the ocean is itself filled with magnificent detail, alternating between soft waves and the smooth ripples caused by the whale’s sudden emergence. But the star of the show is undeniably the humpback itself: fashioned through a thermoforming process, the embossed whale stirs up foamy waves and a stream of ocean spray as it launches itself almost clear out of the water! Color highlights the rough textural details along its tremendous pectoral fins, as well as the distinctive bumps on its head and neck. Throughout the vignette, light is cleverly conveyed by the coin’s silver surface, which shines like sunlight on a bright summer day.

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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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Technology Note - Purity
Canada 2017 Humpback Whale Breaching 3-D Silver Proof The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
The design by Canadian wildlife artist Matt Bowen features a three-dimensional depiction of a breaching humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in all of its breathtaking splendor. The date and denomination are indicated.

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Reverse

A cameo proof portrait of 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.

Specifications
An aerial photograph of a monstrous, adult mother blue whale, the largest animal ever to have lived on earth, with her smaller, but still huge, baby or calf.

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    7,500
   
Finish Proof with Five Genuine Canadian Oak Embellishments
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Matt Bowen
Certificate Individually Numbered

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