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Canada 2018 Year of the Dog Chinese Lunar Zodiac $10 1/2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Specimen Finish L08

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An unbelievable bargain - one-half troy ounce of the purest silver in the world, affordably priced! Celebrate the loyal and friendly Year of the Dog in 2018 with this dramatic, precious metal beauty - the perfect gift!

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According to the Chinese lunar zodiac, 2018 is the year of “Man’s Best Friend,” the dog! Those born under the sign of the Dog are loyal guardians and honest friends who are eternally compassionate. The Dog lives by a high moral code and can always be counted on for his or her honesty. They possess boundless energy, energy, but this bighearted soul is always eager to lend a hand. The Dog is a pleasure to be around, always showering family and friends with kindness, support and love.

This tenacious and brave animal is made all the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's specimen finish oriental-style canine (so affordable!), intricately engraved and dramatically rendered by the fine artists at the Mint in precious silver!

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A loyal German Shepherd The Year of the Dog - Loyal, Friendly Intelligent!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

Those born in the years 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 celebrate the Year of the Dog - man's best friend! According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Dog are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes.  They are loyal, honest, intelligent, straightforward and faithful, and possess a strong sense of righteousness. 

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What A Value! It Simply Adds Up...
Do the math:

   Canine Theme + High Face Value + Significant Precious  + Low Mintage Limit + Affordable Price = No-Risk Winner
                                                               
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An Original Work of Art!
A loyal German ShepherdFor the Year of the Dog, Canadian artist Simon Ng has created a stylized, oriental-style depiction of a dog standing above a traditional Chinese latticework that incorporates a rose, one of the dog’s lucky flowers. A rose also appears on the dog’s chest, while oncidium and cymbidium orchids, the dog’s other floral charms, fill the remainder of its silhouette. The Chinese character for "Dog" appears to the right. Beautiful engraving captures the energy of the loyal dog personality that is always poised and ready to play - or protect.

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The Specimen Finish

This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area or relief) includes both brilliant and mirrored surfaces, while the fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting, matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen finish.

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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-half troy ounce fine silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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An intelligent, loyal and hard-working German Shepherd Dog, one of the Working Dogs.Obverse
For the Year of the Dog, Canadian artist Simon Ng has created a stylized, oriental-style depiction of a dog standing above a traditional Chinese latticework that incorporates a rose, one of the dog’s lucky flowers. A rose also appears on the dog’s chest, while oncidium and cymbidium orchids, the dog’s other floral charms, fill the remainder of its silhouette. The Chinese character for "Dog" appears to the right. Beautiful engraving captures the energy of the loyal dog personality that is always poised and ready to play - or protect. The date of issue and the denomination are also 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 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 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34.00 mm
Mintage Limit     15,888
   
Finish Specimen
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Simon Ng
Certificate Individually Numbered




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