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Canada 2018 Three Dimensional Wildlife #3 - Approaching Canada Goose True 3D $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color Thermoforming L09

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A Royal Canadian Mint innovation - real 3D! A Canada goose comes in for a landing and splashes down in a northern lake! This low mintage pure silver proof uses the Mint's thermoforming technology to produce a true three dimensional coin image!

Coming in on outstretched wings, the Canada goose descends with a grace and ease that belie its large size. This pure silver coin captures the full majesty of a classic Canadian icon in motion, with a colorful 3D element that simulates the goose’s splashy landing, feet first, into a northern lake setting.

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Canada Goose flying above the snowy terrain.The design by Canadian wildlife artist and Royal Canadian Mint engraver Matt Bowen features a three-dimensional rendering of a Canada goose (Branta canadensis) over an engraved background. The uniquely shaped element is the product of a combined printing and embossing process known as thermoforming, which colorfully re-creates the large-sized waterfowl’s distinctive appearance in great dimensional detail. Firmly affixed to the coin’s surface, the goose arches above the design to simulate its arrival in a lake setting, where several other members of the flock are already paddling about on the water. The goose’s long neck is curved forward as it uses its feet to brake, creating a splash of water that conveys the swiftness of its descent.

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The Majestic Canada Goose
A Canada Goose adult on a brilliant green lawn.As a symbol of this the Great White North's vast wilderness, the iconic Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) holds a special place in the hearts of many North Americans (and many hunters!) as a time-honored harbinger of seasonal change. Each spring and fall, we are reminded of our enduring connection to nature as eyes instinctively lift up to admire these masters of the skies flying overhead in their distinctive V-formation.

The Great Lakes region maintains a very large population of Canada Geese. With nests typically located in elevated areas near streams, lakes and ponds, these birds are known to mate for life. These pairs bond and safeguard their young for several months after hatching. Males are generally larger than females, ranging from 30 to 43 inches (76 to 110 cm) long, with a wingspan reaching 50 to 67 inches (127 to 170 cm). The Canada Goose is a distinctive sight throughout the skies of North America, in its distinctive V-formation flight, high above the our heads.

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Canada 2017 Humpback Whale Breaching 3-D Silver ProofJack Miner & the Canada Goose
Jack Miner was one of the world's most influential conservationists who founded a bird sanctuary in 1904 to study migrating Canada geese and wild ducks. Known to his friends as "Wild Goose Jack", Jack Miner was a true pioneer in the conservation of wildfowl, and has been called the "father of North American conservationism".

Through his work, Miner established many of the conservation practices and measures that are still in use today. In 1943 he was presented with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by King George VI in 1943 "for the greatest achievement in conservation in the British Empire." During his lifetime, he banded over 50,000 wild ducks and 40,000 Canada Goose. When he died in 1944, several American newspapers in the rated him as the fifth best known man on the continent, after Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison, Charles Lindbergh and Eddie Rickenbacker!

The Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary was one of the first of its kind in North America, and remains in existence today. It is located near Kingsville in Essex County, Ontario, resting on a peninsula between Lake Erie to the south and Lake Saint Clair to the north. It is ten miles away from the well-known birding destination Point Pelee National Park, which Miner helped to get designated as a national park in 1918, where the "Atlantic" and "Mississippi" migratory flyways converge.

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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. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
The design by Canadian wildlife artist and Royal Canadian Mint engraver Matt Bowen features a three-dimensional rendering of a Canada goose (Branta canadensis) over an engraved background. 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.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    6,000
   
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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