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Canada 2017 Roman Zodiac #01 - Capricorn The Sea Goat $3 Pure Silver Proof with Purple Tanzanite Indigo Violet and Clear Swarovski Crystal Gemstones and Color L12 L01

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Hey, baby, what's your sign? Answer that age-old question with this superb pure silver proof dedicated to the Roman Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea-Goat, featuring full color and not one, but TWO genuine Swarovski crystal gemstones and a tiny mintage limit!

Sold out at the Mint!The Western or Roman Zodiac has a long, rich history that dates back to Greek Hellenic and Babylonian cultures and civilizations, when astrology and astronomy were virtually inseparable. Today, its twelve signs entertain, intrigue and inspire millions of people worldwide, who find hope or guidance in the cyclical movement of the stars and planets. The stars have definitely aligned in the 2017 Zodiac Series, which features not one but two genuine, sparkling Swarovski® crystal gemstones set within a full color and engraved rendition of the zodiac.

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The Western or Roman Zodiac has a long, rich history that dates back to Greek Hellenic and Babylonian cultures and civilizations, when astrology and astronomy were virtually inseparable. Today, its twelve signs entertain, intrigue and inspire millions of people worldwide, who find hope or guidance in the cyclical movement of the stars and planets. The stars have definitely aligned in the 2017 Zodiac Series, which features not one but two genuine, sparkling Swarovski® crystal gemstones set within a full color and engraved rendition of the zodiac. This stunning keepsake is embedded with not one but two genuine Swarovski crystal gemstones that tells the story of its zodiac sign. Struck in 99.99% pure silver with a proof finish, the Swarovski Crystal Gemstone Silver Proof makes the ideal gift for any occasion! It is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, newborns and any event or romantic celebration! Of course, you can treat yourself as well to this brilliant combination of two beautiful, colorful crystals and the purest silver on Earth! Whether as a gift to yourself, or for someone close to you, this Zodiac coin’s beauty and distinctiveness are sure to bring joy for years to come, long after mundane gifts are forgotten! The tiny mintage limit ensures a sell-out and virtually guarantees that this desirable beauty will be scarce far into the future!
 

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An Intricate and Richly Symbolic Design
Capricorn_Tapestry.jpgThe design by Canadian artist Pandora Young is both visually compelling and richly symbolic, featuring an eye-catching combination of color and engraving that results in a beautifully artistic rendition of the Zodiac. Like the stars and planets in the sky, a clear Swarovski® crystal gemstone is in alignment with the traditional glyph of the mystical sea goat, the zodiac symbol for Capricorn (December 22 - January 20). In the center is a larger Swarovski® crystal gemstone. Its indigo (violet or purple) hue also represents those born under the Earth sign known for being industrious, practical and ambitious.

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The Sign of the Goat
As a sign of the zodiac, Capricorn is classed as a negative or feminine, introverted sign. Its element is earth and its quality is cardinal. Traditionally, in astrology, Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn and its opposite sign is Cancer. Capricorn's period, when it is occupied by the Sun, runs from December 22 to January 21, and the tenth House is the house Capricorn rules.

Capricorn_Sign In astrology the astrological signs of the twelve houses equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. According to astrological beliefs, celestial phenomena reflect or govern human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so that the twelve signs at the same time are held to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes of expression.

Those born under the sign of Capricorn are said to be prudent, responsible, realistic, wise, formal, patient, methodical, disciplined, traditional, cautious, conventional, hard-working, persevering, ambitious, dedicated, focused, honest, dependable, serious, self-reliant, businesslike, career-oriented, authoritative, conscientious, and competent.

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The Constellation Capricornus
Capricorn is associated with the Greek myth of the goat Amalthea, who provided the infant Zeus with milk, or, in some versions, ambrosia. Zeus placed her in the sky to honor her. Capricorn is also associated with the god Saturn.

The constellation Capricornus is also known as the Sea Goat, since it is found in an area of the night sky known as the Sea or the Water, which includes many constellations associated with liquid, such as Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. Capricorn is perhaps the single oldest (and certainly one of the very oldest) to have been identified, despite its relative dimness. It is one of the 48 constellations listed by the ancient Greek Ptolemy, who was an author, scientist, mathematician, geographer, astrologer and astronomer.

Capricorn Chart The constellation is often depicted as a sea-goat, a goat with the tail of a fish. This comes from another myth concerning Capricorn, which says that when the goat god Pan was attacked by the monster Typhon, he dove into the Nile River. The parts above the water remained as a goat, but those underwater were transformed into a fish.

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Investment Notes
Stunning in its beauty, this new, pure silver proof from the Royal Canadian Mint not only makes a great gift for someone else, it also represents a unique investment opportunity! It is struck in the purest silver refined and minted anywhere in the world, enhanced by full color! Furthermore, each features two different, genuine Swarovski crystals! The twelve coins in the 2017 Roman Zodiac Series are the lowest-priced ever released by the RCM to feature a Swarovski crystal!

For more information about Swarovski crystals of Austria, please see the presentation at the end of this article.

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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 quarter troy ounce commemorative silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2017 Zodiac - Capricorn $5 Silver in BoxObverse
The design by Canadian artist Pandora Young is both visually compelling and richly symbolic, featuring an eye-catching combination of color and engraving that results in a beautifully artistic rendition of the Zodiac. Like the stars and planets in the sky, a clear Swarovski® crystal gemstone is in alignment with the traditional zodiac glyph of the current sign. In the center is a larger, colorful Swarovski® crystal gemstone.

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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, and the date and denomination are also indicated.

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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 official certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications

Country Canada
Year of Issue     2017
   
Face Value 3 Dollars
Weight 7.96 g
Diameter 27.00 mm
Mintage Limit 5,500
   
Finish Proof with Color & Swarovski Crystals
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Pandora Young
Certificate Included

Swarovski Crystal

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALSSwarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut crystal glass products produced by the privately-owned company Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, Austria (near Zürich, Switzerland). Swarovski crystal was born when a Bohemian, Daniel Swarovski, invented an automatic cutting machine in 1892. In 1895 the Swarovski company was founded when he established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens (near Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria). Here he could take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes he had patented.

Swarovski crystal contains approximately 32% lead to maximize refraction. The Swarovski Crystal firm produces a wide range range of products, but is world-renowned for the incredible quality and brilliance of its crystal jewelry.

In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings. For example, Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance. Recent developments include the 2004 release of a new, patented cut, Xilion, designed to optimize the brilliance of roses (crystal components with flat backs) and chatons (diamond-cut crystals).

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