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Canada 2018 Fireworks at Niagara Falls $30 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Color and Black Light Photoluminescent Glow-in-the-Dark Technology L06

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Hold a Natural Wonder in the Palm of your hand, and experience Niagara Falls by day (in full color) and fireworks at the Falls by night (with black light photoluminescence) on this 2 troy ounce pure silver proof! A beautiful winner!

Investment Opportunity!A formidable mix of raw power and beauty, Niagara Falls provides breathtaking views that are the backdrop to countless memories! Take in the wondrous nature of the Horseshoe Falls on this photoluminescent coin, where the great Canadian landmark is a spectacular sight to behold, day and night.

This beauty is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts, thrill seekers, fireworks fans, anyone who has ever visited Niagara Falls, and savvy investment-minded numismatists alike. This stunning vignette has been crafted with innovative vibrantly coloration and innovative photoluminescent techniques that fill each scene with the specatular glow of fireworks in the night sky!

Black Light flashlight is included!

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Niagara_Falls_Night.jpgTwo different views on one single coin!
Like a lasting photograph, the tableau features a full color application that re-creates a timeless view of the often-photographed Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The setting is just as magnificent at night, when the water is illuminated and fireworks add a burst of color to the night sky — as revealed when the coin is viewed in the dark.

Every year, people travel to the Canadian side of the Falls for these magnificent sights, but with this spectacular glow-in-the-dark coin, you can experience both of these treasures whenever you want!

The effect is spellbinding - an absolutely wondrous tableau that comes to life with the Mint's exceptional technology. View the coin in the dark and parts of the scene begin to glow-in-the-dark. The sky explodes with vibrant, shimmering color as the Falls are backlight by colored lights.

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It's no secret that the Royal Canadian Mint's photoluminescent 2 oz proofs are among the fastest selling and most popular collector coins ever offered! Struck in two full troy ounces of the purest silver on the planet (as you would expect of from the Royal Canadian Mint), the too-low mintage limit of just 5,000 may prove far too few to go around!
Niagara Falls!
Niagara_Falls.jpg “Niagara” means “thundering water”, an appropriate term indeed! The sheer power of the 1.5 million gallons per second of water rushing over the edge of a huge gorge is a spectacle that visitors don’t soon forget!

Straddled between two nations, Niagara Falls consists of the Canadian, crescent-shaped Horseshoe Falls (188 feet high) and the straighter American Falls (180 feet high) on the south side of the river. Samuel de Champlain visited the falls in 1613. Today, this natural wonder attracts approximately 15 million visitors annually.

Prior to the nineteenth century, the Niagara Falls were a destination for explorers. French explorer Samuel de Champlain described the Falls in his journals, as did Swedish explorer Pehr Kalm and French priest and explorer Louis Hennepin. In the mid-nineteenth century, a daredevil craze arose around the Falls as men and women from Canada, the United States, and Europe braved the power of the Falls by variously jumping into them, flinging themselves over them in barrels, bouncing over them in rubber inner tubes, or tightrope walking across the Niagara Gorge! Scary!

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An Original Work of Fine Art!
One can almost hear the thunderous roar of rushing water in this scene designed by Tony Bianco. The elevated view provides a sweeping panorama of the Horseshoe Falls in its entirety. There’s a sense of movement above the falls, where the powerful current of the upper Niagara River and the Cascade Rapids sends water racing over the crescent-shaped cataract. Bordered by Goat Island on the left and the Ontario shore on the right, the world-famous waterfall naturally commands attention as a tremendous volume of water tumbles over the crestline and into the river below, releasing cooling plumes of mist into the air.

A vibrant, colorful application only adds to the picture-perfect setting, where the water is nearly as blue as the sky above. But there is a hidden element to this design: a selective application of photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) and black light technologies allows for a second viewing of the scene, this time at night. A tradition since 1925, the nightly illumination of the falls adds an array of candy-like hues to the water while Canada’s longest running fireworks program lights up the night sky, embodying the pride that many Americans and Canadians alike have for one of our most famous natural wonders, thanks to the miracle of glow in the dark technology.

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For investment-minded coin collectors, we note the low mintage limit of just 4,000 - far lower than the typical mintage of other Royal Canadian Mint silver proofs! This ensures that this two troy ounce, pure silver proof finish glow-in-the-dark coin will be difficult to locate in years to come.

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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. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This two troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Two scenes of Niagara Falls. There are no legends on the obverse, to allow the complete majesty of the vignette to shine forth in all its glory.

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

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 62.69 g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color & Photoluminescent Technology
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Tony Bianco
Certificate Individually Numbered


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Thundering Waters: The Niagara Falls
The 58-kilometre Niagara River linking Lake Erie to Lake Ontario boasts one of the world’s great natural wonders: the Niagara Falls. Actually composed of three waterfalls, the group of falls known as the Niagara Falls includes the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls on the American side of the river and the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. Together, these waterfalls are among the most powerful in the world. Though they are not the highest falls on Earth, they are among the broadest, with a total crest-line spanning about one kilometre. At peak flow, about 6 million litres of water per second flow over the Niagara Falls.

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By night, the Falls are lit from above by spectacular spotlights on the Canadian side of the border. By day, their mist creates stunning natural rainbows. The Niagara Falls tower over the Niagara Gorge, pounding the rocks at their base with such force that the resulting plume of mist from Horseshoe Falls rises high into the sky. Below the Falls, pressure has eroded the river bed to a depth equal to that of the Falls’ height.

Prior to the nineteenth century, the Niagara Falls were a destination for explorers. French explorer Samuel de Champlain described the Falls in his journals, as did Swedish explorer Pehr Kalm and French priest and explorer Louis Hennepin. In the mid-nineteenth century, a daredevil craze arose around the Falls as men and women from Canada, the United States, and Europe braved the power of the Falls by variously jumping into them, flinging themselves over them in barrels, bouncing over them in rubber inner tubes, or tightrope walking across the Niagara Gorge.

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With such incredible power, it would seem unlikely that any force could stop the Falls; but in fact, they have been stopped, slowed, and temporarily dammed both by nature and by people. In March 1848, ice from Lake Erie blocked the flow of the Niagara River for just over a day, drying up the river bed and halting the Falls. In 1969, American engineers temporarily dammed the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls to perform work at the Falls’ base. There have also been a number of winters when ice has significantly slowed the flow of the river, thereby greatly reducing the volume of the Falls.

Today, the Niagara River is a major source of electric power generation for more than one million people in the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York. The use of the water for this and other purposes is overseen by a Canada-USA Joint Commission and regulated by the 1950 Niagara Treaty. Under this legislation, both countries are permitted to divert the flow of the river by specific volumes at specific times of day.

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A Canadian Icon
King George VI, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Christopher Reeves, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain. For everyone from world royalty to Hollywood stars, famous authors to honeymooners, the Niagara Falls have long been a source of wonder, daring, and romance. For Canadians, the Falls are iconic not only for their beauty but also for their association with the Great Lakes, one of the world’s major sources of fresh water and an important symbol of the rich base of natural resources that makes Canada unique. Their magnitude reflects the iconic power of the Canadian wilderness. The Falls are also an important symbol of Canada’s special relationship with its southern neighbour along the world’s longest undefended border. For nearly 200 years, Canada and the United States have peacefully shared the Great Lakes system; in Niagara Falls, this international cooperation is particularly robust—something all Canadians can take pride in.

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