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Canada 2018 Gates of Canada #2 - Halifax Public Garden $30 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Color and White Bronze Filigree Gate L11

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Get the second in the enchanting and innovative Gates of Canada program - the marvelous, Victorian Halifax Public Gardens, struck in 2 troy ounces of pure silver, with full color and a genuine, elaborately ornate white bronze filigree gate, too!

Investment Opportunity!The ornate scrollwork of a Victorian gate is a lasting work of fine art, even as it marks where one world ends and another begins. Stretching across this 2 troy ounce pure silver proof, the white bronze gate replicates the main gates of the Halifax Public Gardens, whose flower beds and bandstand are the epitome of Victorian-era elegance!

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First Series of Its Kind Silver Proof!
A Mint first! Fashioned from white bronze, the filigree gate is painted to give it an aged appearance, like the weathered but timeless look of a real wrought-iron gate. Extensive research and development helped determine the exact right amount of metal required to create a resilient filigree design - but one that won’t obscure the view of the garden behind it! The elegance of the gate paired with the spellbindingly colorful garden behind it make this a truly timeless piece and a prized addition to your collection. A true must-have for gardeners, nature lovers, creative spirits and lovers of beauty alike!

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A World of Beauty!

Celebrate the beauty of Canada’s gardens! This dimensional design combines two of the most well known (and beloved) features of the Halifax Public Gardens: its main gate, and the bandstand that is at the center of this public space. Adding to the authenticity of it all, the gate is carefully painted to give it an appropriately aged look - like metalwork that has been exposed to time and the elements.

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An Original Work of Art!
Designed by Canadian artist Margaret Best, the design features a world of carefully cultivated beauty beyond the gate that stretches from rim to rim. This ornamental gate closely replicates the main gates of the Halifax Public Gardens, whose ornate scrollwork has been carefully adapted to retain its century-old aesthetic on a smaller scale, without sacrificing the element’s durability. Paint gives the metalwork an appropriately weathered look. Behind it, a full color image invites the viewer to let their eyes and imagination wander towards the vibrant flowerbeds, shrubs and trees, or the often-photographed bandstand that is at the very heart of this National Historic Site of Canada. The coin’s large diameter (50 mm - 2 inches!) allows a breathtaking mix of color-over-engraved details behind the gate, as the eyes wander down the stone pathway leading towards the quaint cottage.

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Technology Note - Color
This pure silver proof features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented colorization technology. The RCM 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, full-color portrait 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 two troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Designed by Canadian artist Margaret Best, the design features a world of carefully cultivated beauty beyond the gate that stretches from rim to rim. This ornamental gate closely replicates the main gates of the Halifax Public Gardens, whose ornate scrollwork has been carefully adapted to retain its century-old aesthetic on a smaller scale, without sacrificing the element’s durability.

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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. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue   2018
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 62.69 g
Diameter 50 mm (2 inches!)
Mintage Limit 5,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Margaret Best
Certificate Included




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