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Canada 2007 Tall Sailing Ships #3 - The Brigantine $20 Pure Silver Proof with Hologram

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A low-mintage hologram proof depicts stately brigantine ships entering harbor!

Sold out at the Mint!Prepare to be swept away by the most majestic sight at sea - tall ships! This third entry in the fabulous Tall Ships Collection features a pair of brigantines sailing past a modern city scape during a gathering of tall ships.

The brigantine was a popular sight at sea during the Golden Age of Sail. This two-masted ship was square-rigged on the foremast with fore- and aft-sails on the main Brigantine Ship(second) mast. The square rig allowed the ship to take advantage of steady trade winds and currents while the fore- and aft-sails were set lengthways along the boat so the ship could sail closer into the wind. This combination made the brigantine ideal for coastal sailing where winds are more variable. It was an effective ship for the seal hunt and also as a trade vessel to the West Indies and Brazil.

Every ship was designed to exploit certain advantages. Whether it was speed, maneuverability, cargo capacity or ease of handling, the small and handy brigantine played an important role in the marine history of North America.

The Brigantine Hologram Proof is the third in the Tall Ships series.

Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary hologram technology, in which the hologram is actually minted on the coin. The ever-changing colors of the brigantine, water & skyline shimmer and scintillate as you tilt the coin from side to side, resulting in a wondrous rainbow of colors that simulates the reflections off the waves on a bright summer day!

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Purity Note

The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
One stately brigantine, minted in frosted cameo relief, prepares to cross in front of the observer while another brigantine in hologram sails past a magnificent city skyline, also in hologram. The date and denomination also appear.


Brigantine in boxReverse

A frosted cameo of 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 D. G. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”) also appears.

 

Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy presentation case, with stand suitable for display, protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue   2007
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    16,000
   
Finish Proof with Hologram
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Bonnie Ross
Certificate Individually Numbered

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