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Canada 2017 Glistening North #2 - Arctic Tern with Diamond Glitter $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color and Genuine Precious Diamond Gemstone Glitter L02

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Glistening North! FIRST EVER Canadian coin series ever to sport diamond glitter! New technology allows fine diamond dust and particles to simulate the intensely glittering effect of the Arctic snow beneath the paws of a proud and powerful polar bear on this one troy ounce pure silver proof, further enhanced with color!

In combining its renowned, meticulous and intricate engraving techniques with its advanced technologies, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a marriage made in heaven - and the first ever diamond glitter coin! Never before has snow glistened the way it does on your coin. It features our latest breakthrough innovation: diamond glitter, which is a dusting of fine diamond particles that has been meticulously applied to the coin’s design to recreate the glittering effect of snow and ice. What better way to experience this exciting new technology than via an Arctic Tern soaring over Canada’s quintessential frozen landscape, the Arctic!

Hold this beauty in your hand and turn it slowly; see how the diamond glitter catches the light?! This dazzling effect on your coin is sealed to protect it from the elements, so that your treasure never loses its sparkle!

This is the first Canadian coin series EVER to feature diamond dust! Selective use of diamond glitter adds an intensely glittering effect on your coin that recreates the light-reflecting qualities of daylight snow and ice and the colors they create. Get yours today!

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The giant Wandering Albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird!The Arctic Tern
When it comes to epic migrations, no other species of bird can rival the long-distance trek of the Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea). This summer resident of Northern Canada travels roughly 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) each year! It winters on the Antarctic sea ice but makes its globe-spanning round trip time and time again to its breeding grounds in "the True North strong and free," the Arctic, which sparkles on this fine silver coin!

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An Original Work of Art
The design by Canadian wildlifeartist Derek C. Wicks combines finely detailed engraving, selective color and diamond glitter to capture the majestic beauty of Canada’s northern coastline. In the foreground, an Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is depicted in flight, its forked tail elongating its slender profile while its long wings are outstretched in an upward stroke. The tern prefers to nest in a colonies. Thus, it flies alongside two other terns depicted in different flight positions above the chilly gray waters. While these engraved birds are exquisitely rendered, the Arctic scenery is equally captivating. In the background, an iceberg sparkles in the light thanks to the sealed layer of fine diamond particles, which mimic the glacial ice’s glistening appearance in daylight.

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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
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 troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2017 Glistening North #2 - Arctic Tern $20Obverse
The design by Canadian wildlife artist Derek C. Wicks combines finely detailed engraving, selective color and diamond glitter to capture the majestic beauty of Canada’s northern coastline. In the foreground, an Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is depicted in flight. The denomination is also 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") and the date also appear.

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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.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    7,500
   
Finish Proof with Color and Diamond Glitter
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Derek C. Wicks
Certificate Individually Numbered

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