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Canada 2017 Roman Zodiac #04 - Aries the Ram Sheep Goat Sign $3 Pure Silver Proof with Red and Clear Swarovski Crystal Gemstones and Color L03

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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 Aries, the Ram (or sheep, or 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 tell 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
Aries TapestryThe 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 gemstoneis in alignment with the traditional glyph of the ram’s horns, which is the zodiac symbol for Aries (March 21 - April 20). In the center is a larger Swarovski® crystal gemstone. Its red hue also represents those born under the Fire sign known for their courage, confidence, enthusiasm and determination.

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The Sign of Aries, the Ram
As a sign of the zodiac, Aries is classed as a positive or masculine, extroverted sign. Its element is fire and it is one of the four cardinal signs. Traditionally, in astrology, Aries is ruled by the planet Mars and its opposite sign is Libra. Aries' period, when it is occupied by the Sun, runs from the vernal equinox, March 21 to April 19, and the 1st House is the house Aries rules.

Aries SymbolIn 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.

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Those born under the sign of Aries are said to be courageous, impulsive, natural leaders, very straightforward, full of self-confidence and strength, although they can also be impatient and opinionated.

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The Constellation Aries
Aries ChartAries is often associated with the Greek myth of the brother and sister Phrixus and Helle. The ram Aries carried them to escape their stepmother Ino. It is also sometimes seen in relation to the Greek Minotaur, as the hero Theseus.

The constellation Aries is seen as a ram, galloping or leaping across the sky. The ram, Aries, is often confused with the Greek god of hand-to-hand combat or melee warfare, Ares, especially since the traits assigned to those born under the sign of Aries would come in handy for those in the military!

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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 Crystal Gemstones of Austria, please see the presentation at the end of this article.

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Canada 2017 Zodiac - Aries $5 Silver in BoxTechnology 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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Obverse

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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