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Canada 2006 Crystal Snowflake $300 Gold Proof with Genuine Swarovski Crystal Gemstones GX

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A mint first! Get this HUGE (50 mm diameter), solid gold snowflake proof, set with SIX large Swarovski crystals gems!

ONLY ONE AVAILABLE - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!


Sold out at the Mint!Scientifically speaking, a snowflake is an aggregate of ice crystals that forms while falling in and below a cloud. They are typically hexagonally symmetrical and form only in certain below-freezing temperature atmospheric conditions.

SNOWFLAKEThis simply yet dry definition belies the complex splendor of the Investment Opportunity!incredible snowflake, a true miracle of nature. Now, for the first time, the Royal Canadian Mint has married two of nature's most beautiful and precious minerals, gold and Swarovski crystal, to create this breathtakingly beautiful (and truly rare!) proof coin! The light refracted by the crystals enhances the gold snowflake design, proving once again that in high art, form follows function.

For more information about Swarovski crystals, please see the article at the end of this presentation.

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Investment Note

You can't help but desire the Crystal Snowflake gold proof! Stunning its beauty, size and rarity, it's a true keeper! It is positively huge (2 inches in diameter) and contains over one and one-eighth ounces of pure gold, ingeniously and attractively alloyed with pure silver. It has a very high face value of $300 and is embedded with six Swarovski crystals. In fact, it's the very first Canadian coin to be enhanced with crystals! Most importantly, the mintage limit of only 1,000 (!) not only makes this gold proof truly rare, it means that no more than that number of people in the entire world can ever own it! The Imperial State Crown $300 Gold Proof sold out virtually instantly earlier this year, so we recommend not delaying if you want this oversized, prestigious piece to be yours.
 
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Obverse

The huge obverse is well-utilized with an intricately-engraved, full-face image of a delicate snowflake, which glitters with the six Swarovski crystals set in it. No legends or other devices compete with this masterpiece of artistic endeavor.

Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, 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, the date and denomination also appear.

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.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2006
   
Face Value 300 Dollars
Weight 60.50 g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage Limit    1,000
   
Finish Proof with Swarovski Crystals
Composition .5833 Fine (14-Karat) Gold
alloyed with .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Konrad Wachelko
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

Swarovski Crystal
SWAROVSKI CRYSTALSSwarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut crystal glass products produced by the privately-owned company Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, Austria (near Zürich, Switzerland). Swarovski crystal was born when a Bohemian, Daniel Swarovski, invented an automatic cutting machine in 1892. In 1895 the Swarovski company was founded when he established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens (near Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria). Here he could take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes he had patented.

Swarovski crystal contains approximately 32% lead to maximize refraction. The Swarovski Crystal produces a wide range range of products, but is world-renowned for the incredible quality and brilliance of its crystal jewelry.

In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings. For example, Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance. Recent developments include the 2004 release of a new, patented cut, Xilion, designed to optimise the brilliance of roses (crystal components with flat backs) and chatons (diamond-cut crystals).

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