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Canada 2018 Canadian Coasts #3 - Atlantic Ocean Coves - Lighthouse, Humpback Whale, Lobster and Sun Square $3 Pure Silver Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating L09

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Get the third and final release in this popular square shaped series, Canadian Coasts! The sun rises in the East to illuminate Canada's Atlantic coast, with humpback whales and lobsters 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 Atlantic East Coast
The lighthouses of Atlantic Canada embody the history and spirit of our rocky eastern shores, where the landscape shifts from soaring cliffs to picture-perfect coves. The last stop on our Canadian Coasts journey brings us to the Atlantic coast, where the sun rises first in Canada; on the square-shaped reverse, a selectively gold-plated arrangement of iconic images highlights Atlantic Canada’s rich maritime heritage, while emphasizing our enduring connection with the sea.

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An Original Work of Art!
The sun rises over the East Coast of this beauty, designed by Canadian artist Maurade Baynton, where the craggy rocks symbolize the rugged coastline and its many sheltered coves. From its central position, the gold-plated sun casts a warm morning light that illuminates Canada’s oldest operational lighthouse, the Sambro Island Lighthouse, one of many such landmarks that embody the region’s history and spirit. An impressively sized marine mammal, the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) symbolizes the diverse marine life found in the waters of the North Atlantic and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where whale-watching has become a popular tourist attraction. Anchoring the corners of the design is the lobster (Homarus americanus), an icon of the Atlantic fishing culture and an economic powerhouse. Selective gold plating frames the obverse and also places special emphasis on the central sun and the lighthouses.

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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!

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

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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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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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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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