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Canada 2018 Canadian Coasts #2 - True North Arctic Ocean - Caribou, Compass Rose and Inunnguaq Inukshuk Square $3 Pure Silver Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating L08

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Get the second release in this popular square shapedseries, Canadian Coasts! Follow the compass rose to True North, with caribou and inunnguaq style inukshuk in the Arctic on this beautiful, affordable pure silver proof coin, enhanced with 24-karat gold plating!

Whether in the east, the west, or the “True North strong and free,” there is something magical about Canada’s shores. The new Canadian Coasts series is a three-part, square-shaped celebration of this great nation’s expansive coastline, featuring a mix of finely engraved and selectively gold-plated designs that powerfully represent the unique cultural character, history and beauty of each coast: Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic.

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The Arctic North Coast
History and culture run deep in Northern Canada, where the ice-carved landscape is beautiful, fearsome and endlessly fascinating! The square-shaped design brings together a mix of finely engraved and selectively gold-plated emblems that embody the spirit of the Canadian Arctic—from the iconic caribou to the compass rose that symbolizes a history of exploration, and the inunnguaq, a form of inukshuk, that has traditionally guided the way.

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An Original Work of Art!
A familiar feature of navigational charts, a compass rose lies at the center of the Arctic-themed obverse by Maurade Baynton, where it represents a history of exploration in Canada's North. Two finely engraved icons of the Arctic surround the compass rose: the caribou and the inunnguaq, a form of inuksuk. Seen in profile, the antlered icon of the northern wilderness is a fundamental part of the traditional way of life in many communities, where the caribou has sustained life for millennia. Selective gold plating frames the obverse and also places special emphasis on the inuksuk, a stone landmark that has traditionally carried spiritual and practical meaning for the Inuit.

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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 more than one third troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!


Obverse
Emblems of the coast, some highlighted in pure gold plating!

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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"), the date and the denomination also appear.

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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 2018
   
Face Value 3 Dollars
Weight 11.72 g
Dimensions 27 mm x 27 mm
Mintage Limit       5,000
   
Finish Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Maurade Baynton
Certificate Individually Numbered




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