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Canada 2018 Great White Shark $30 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Blue Rhodium Plating L10

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Breath-taking! A legendary great white shark swims through stunning blue rhodium plating on this large, 2 troy ounce silver proof with gorgeous color!

For years, the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) has been cast and portrayed as an object of fear—the classic “predator from beneath” that wreaks terror in countless movies. But look past its fearsome jaw and reputation, and you’ll find a fascinating ancient species that is among the oldest life forms on Earth! Famously associated with southerly coastlines, the great white enjoys a far wider range that also stretches north into the waters off Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Infrequent captures and occasional sightings have earned it the distinction of being the second-largest fish found in Canadian waters; but its behavior is not always well understood, and its highly mobile ways only add to its elusiveness. Myths and misconceptions surround this solitary predator, whose aggressiveness and size tend to overshadow its role in maintaining a balance within the marine environment.

It's no secret that the Royal Canadian Mint's 2 troy ounce pure silver 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 3,500 may very well prove far too few to go around, so don't miss out - get yours before they sell out!

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The fearsome Great White Shark in its natural element.The Great White Shark
The great white shark(Carcharodon carcharias) is an exceptionally large lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. Reaching lengths of more than 20 feet (6 m) and weighing up to 5,000 pounds (2,250 kg), the great white shark is the world's largest known predatory fish. It is the only surviving species of its genus, Carcharodon.

Contrary to popular opinion, the great white shark is not a man-eater and does not target humans as prey - it favors mammals with a high fat content, such as seals and sea lions. Nonetheless, its attacks on humans are almost always widely reported.

Many incidents seem to be caused by the animals "test-biting" out of curiosity. Great white sharks are known to perform test-bites on buoys, flotsam, and other unfamiliar objects, and might grab a human or a surfboard with their mouth in order to determine what kind of object it might be. Other attacks can be attributed to mistaking humans from below for its preferred meals. Most great white shark attacks on people are not fatal, and end after a single bite. Those attacks that are fatal are almost always as a result of blood loss, rather than whole consumption by the shark.

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A Masterwork of Technology and Wildlife Fine Art!
The fearsome Great White Shark in its natural element.Designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra, your coin captures the imposing stature of a great white shark as it moves through Canadian waters. The viewpoint from beneath it emphasizes the large size and the streamlined shape of this solitary predator, whose conical snout is in full view. Its mouth is only slightly ajar, allowing a limited view of the famously serrated teeth that provoke such widespread fear. Rendered in outstanding detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers, this highly detailed portrait includes the faint markings and scars along the torpedo-shaped body, the gills on its side, as well as the shark’s dark eye. Adding to a sense of depth and dynamic movement is the wide path cut by the shark as it catches up to a familiar prey: a school of Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus).

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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
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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 denomination is 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 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
Mintage Limit    3,500
   
Finish Proof with Blue Rhodium Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Emily Damstra
Certificate Individually Numbered



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