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Canada 2017 Endangered Animal Cutout #2 - Whooping Crane $30 Pure Silver Proof L10

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Get the second animal in this innovative new series, Endangered Animal Cutouts, the Whooping Crane! Combining meticulous engraving and multiple finishes with a cutout that symbolically represents the disappearing wildlife, this large pure silver proof is a poignant must-have!

New technology cleverly makes a statement about the plight of endangered species in this new series, Endangered Animal Cutouts! While innovative combination of meticulous engraving and multiple finishes truly captures the stunning beauty of the Canadian wilderness, the cutout adds a powerful aspect that highlights the species’ at-risk status and its "disappearing" numbers in the wild with a void that powerfully brings home the loss of these significant, keystone species! The Mint's state-of-the-art technology and internationally renowned craftsmanship come together seamlessly to produce the first pure silver coin program to feature a symbolically shaped cutout - one that smoothly recreates each animal’s iconic outline on a large, 54 mm (2 inch) diameter planchet!

Like a puzzle with a missing piece, it’s hard to imagine the great outdoors without many of its most iconic species - including the whooping crane! The photogenic whooping crane (Grus americana) is North America’s tallest bird. It’s also one of our rarest avian friends and the focus of intensive conservation efforts over the last few decades. We continue our exploration of Canada’s at-risk species with this second coin in a series, featuring a uniquely shaped cutout that delivers a powerful message about the plight of this endangered species.

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The endangered Whooping Crane, the talliest bird in North American.Symbolic Cut-Out Design!
The design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant transports the viewer to the northern boreal plains - specifically the remote wetlands near the border of Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Detailed engraving and multiple finishes recreate the mighty forests that surround the whooping crane’s natural nesting grounds, where it builds its nest in the low vegetation that lines the shallow water. Skilfully carved to ensure a smooth edge, the crane-shaped cut-out re-creates the large bird’s unmistakable silhouette, which stands as a tribute to this great conservation icon. But the eye-catching element also delivers a powerful message; it’s a re-imagining of the landscape without its long-endangered summer resident.

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Purity Note
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 1.7 troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Cutouts #1 - Caribou $30 Silver Proof in BoxThe design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant transports the viewer to the northern boreal plains - specifically the remote wetlands near the border of Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Detailed engraving and multiple finishes recreate the mighty forests that surround the whooping crane’s natural nesting grounds, where it builds its nest in the low vegetation that lines the shallow water. Skilfully carved to ensure a smooth edge, the crane-shaped cut-out re-creates the large bird’s unmistakable silhouette, which stands as a tribute to this great conservation icon. The date and denomination are both indicated.

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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.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by an black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 52.88 g
Diameter 54 mm
Mintage Limit    5,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Trevor Tennant
Certificate Individually Numbered




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