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Canada 2017 In The Eyes Of #2 - Canadian Lynx $15 Pure Silver Proof with Photoluminescent Glow-in-the-Dark and Enamel Effect Technologies L11

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The new, technologically advanced series "In The Eyes Of..." is a hit! The Royal Canadian Mint combines two technologies - Enamel Effect and Photoluminescent Glow in the Dark - to portray the Canadian Lynx on this incomparable, low mintage and affordable pure silver proof!
 
The new series "In The Eyes Of..." represents a first for the Royal Canadian Mint - the very first combination of the Mint's revolutionary Enamel Effect Technology with its undeniably desirable Photoluminescent Glow in the Dark technology - to incredible effect. And the engraving is outstanding, too - look at that minute detail! Given its limited mintage, magnificent craftsmanship and elevated artistic design, this series will be highly sought after - so don’t delay, order today!

The mythical keeper of secrets and seer of truths, the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) is most active when night descends upon the boreal forests. Its acute vision is well suited to hunting in low-light conditions - a fact highlighted on the second coin in the "In The Eyes Of..." series, which combines enamel effect and glow-in-the-dark technologies to mimic the wondrous luminescence of these wild eyes.

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A solitary Canadian Lynx displays its short tail, large, padded feed, cheek ruffs and tufted ears.A Stunning Artistic Design, Accented by Two Complimentary Technologies!
The steady, unyielding gaze of the Canadian lynx has a marked intensity to it on this design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater. The close-up portrait offers a rare face-to-face encounter with a famously elusive wild cat, whose mesmerizing features are engraved in outstanding textural detail. Special emphasis is placed on the felid’s eyes, thanks to the application of an innovative enamel effect that re-creates the glossy look of a traditional paint application, but with more nuanced color variance to give these irises a more life-like appearance. The effect is enhanced by glow-in-the-dark technology, which mimics the naturally luminous effect of the nocturnal hunter’s stare during a rare nighttime encounter.

A pair of super cute baby Canadian lynx kittens or cubs!At home in the boreal forests that stretch across much of Canada, the Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis) commands attention with its beautiful features and secretive feline ways. This wildcat is a skilled hunter that easily adapts to the changing seasons - an admirable trait that makes it one of Canada’s most beloved and iconic species, as celebrated in this superb, pure silver coin.

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The Canadian Lynx - "Grey Ghost" of the North!
The shy and reclusive Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is often called the “gray ghost of the North.” The Lynx is sometimes confused with the bobcat, but when one knows the differences, distinguishing between the two is easy. With its long, thick fur, prominent cheek ruffs, a short, black-tipped tail and oversize paws, it is perfectly adapted for winter. And its distinctive ear tufts amplify sound to make it a formidable hunter. It is also larger than a bobcat, and over twice the size of a large domestic cat.

The Canadian lynx is a solitary and secretive crepuscular animal, mostly active in the early morning and at dusk. Lynx tend to sleep during the day and are moderately active at night. Although solitary, at times small groups may be observed traveling together. The lynx roam about one and a half to three miles each day, and thus require a large territory. When food becomes scarce, the lynx territory will increase; most of the population will roam far, with a select few staying behind in their original territory. The cat tends to stay within 100 yards of the tree line, but does not shy away from swimming. One account records a lynx swimming two miles across the extremely cold Yukon River.

A family of Canadian lynx treks across the frigid, snowy winterscape. The lynx can be found in Canada’s boreal forests from Newfoundland to the Yukon Territories, as well as in the northern tier of the United States. It hunts squirrels, grouse and deer, but its preference by far is the snowshoe hare. In fact, the populations of these two animals are inextricably linked. As long as 200 years ago, the Hudson Bay Company began noting how a rise in lynx led to a drop in hares, and how fewer hare led to fewer lynx. Back then, the lynx population would peak at 70 times its low. Today, development, forestry and hunting have brought peak lynx numbers down to six times the low.

Efforts to revive the Canadian lynx population are ongoing.

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Technology Note - Enamel
The vibrant hues of the animal's eyes are a result of the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented enamel technology. This proprietary technique applies deep, rich, semi-opaque colors to the coin, while the glaze over these hues enhances the effect of real enamel.

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Glow in the Dark Photoluminescent Technology
Photo-luminescent technology transports the viewer into the scene. The full effect of the coin is best viewed in the dark after placing it directly under a light source for at least 60 seconds. Natural daylight and halogen light work best, followed by incandescent bulbs. Fluorescent light may take the longest to charge the coin.

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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This three-quarter troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
The close-up portrait offers a rare face-to-face encounter with a famously elusive wild cat, whose mesmerizing features are engraved in outstanding textural detail. There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the stunning beauty of the design.

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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 date and denomination are indicated. 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 2017
   
Face Value 15 Dollars
Weight 23.17 g
Diameter 36 mm
Mintage Limit    6,500
   
Finish Proof with Enamel Effect and Photoluminescent Technologies
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Curtis Atwater
Certificate Individually Numbered




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