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Canada 2017 Great Seal of Canada - Queen Elizabeth II On Throne Ultra High Relief $25 Pure Silver Proof with 24-Karat Gold-Plating L09

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Celebrate the historic reign of Queen Elizabeth II on the Mint's first ever ultra high relief coin enhanced with 24-karat gold plating on this nearly one troy ounce, pure silver proof coin!

Imprinted upon Canada's most important documents, the Great Seal of Canada signifies the sanction of the Crown, the authority of the government and the authenticity of the document in question. Through this beautifully engraved representation of a highly respected Canadian icon and instrument of government, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly pays tribute to a ceremonial and administrative tradition that dates back to Confederation.

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An Historic Design
The obverse design represents the current Great Seal of Canada, which was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1952. While the coin's 36 mm diameter provides a sizable tableau for this representation, every element of Eric Aldwinckle’s original design is in place. Engraved in ultra-high relief, the robed figure of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is enthroned on the Coronation Chair or Throne in Westminster Abbey. She holds the orb (orbis crucifer) and scepter in her hands. Framed by a band bearing the bilingual inscription REINE DU CANADA – ELIZABETH II – QUEEN OF CANADA, the embossed image basks in the golden hue of selective 24-karat gold plating, which adds an elegant touch to the plain, medallic rim and edge on both the obverse and reverse as well. The reverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, along with the engraved word CANADA, the face value 25 DOLLARS and the year of issue, 2017.

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Technology Note - Gold Plating
The Royal Canadian Mint’s proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty.

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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 nearly one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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The Great Seal of Canada.

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A cameo proof portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right, selectively enhanced with 24-karat gold plating. 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. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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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.

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
Face Value 25 Dollars
Weight 30.76 g
Diameter 36 mm
Mintage Limit      6,000
Finish Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
Artist Eric Aldwinckle
Certificate Individually Numbered

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