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Canada 2007 Panoramic Camera 120th Anniversary - Niagara Falls $30 Silver Proof with Photographic Hologram

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A stunning photographic hologram captures the inconceivable power of Niagara Falls, using a new technology!

Sold out at the Mint! “Niagara” means “thundering water”, an appropriate term indeed! The sheer power of the 1.5 million gallons per second of water rushing over the edge of a huge gorge is a spectacle that visitors don’t soon forget!

Niagara_Falls.jpgStraddled between two nations, Niagara Falls consists of the Canadian, crescent-shaped Horseshoe Falls (188 feet high) and the straighter American Falls (180 feet high) on the south side of the river. Samuel de Champlain is believed to have visited the falls in 1613. Today, this natural wonder attracts approximately 15 million visitors annually.

In an interesting and little-known fact, a Canadian lays claim to having invented the panoramic camera 120 years ago. Please see lower down in this presentation for a couple of panoramic pictures of Niagara Falls and a short article on this invention!

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Investment Note
Canada 2007 Niagara Falls Hologram Silver ProofBecause of the popularity of the Falls and because so many have visited them in person, the first Niagara Falls Hologram Proof, released in 2003, sold out at the mint in a matter of weeks. It then increased substantially in value. This silver proof features a new hologram technology and a mintage limit half that of the 2003 silver proof (15,000 vs. 30,000). A sell-out is expected.

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 mint has taken this technology to the next level with their new Photographic Hologram Technology. The image of Niagara Falls shimmers and scintillates as you tilt the coin from side to side, resulting in a wondrous rainbow of colors that simulates the rushing waters! The hologram is dynamic and interactive, an everchanging panoply of colors, so it looks even more incredible in person - a static, two-dimensional image just can't do it justice!

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2007 Niagara Falls in boxObverse
 A hologram picture of Niagara Falls, more specifically, Horseshoe Falls, taken from above. In the front of the picture, a pair of hands hold a digital camera. The denomination is stated along the upper rim, the year of issue along the lower rim.

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 The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2007
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 31.50 g
Diameter 40 mm
Mintage Limit    15,000
Finish Proof with Hologram
Composition .925 Fine (Sterling) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
Artist Chris Jordison
Certificate Individually Numbered


The Panoramic Camera

As photography emerged in the early 19th century to deliver a level of realism the world had never before seen, those who sought to capture Canada's vastness on film found even this latest technology limiting. Initially, photography just could not fully do justice to the scope and beauty of the scenery that lay before them.

After much experimentation with different processes, finally, success! Canadian John R. Connon's contribution to the invention of the panoramic camera in 1887 was one in a flurry of technological innovations that enabled a new generation of artists to shoot incredibly large images, from 180 to a full 360 degrees!

Just like the early adventurers who had trekked hundreds miles and scaled colossal heights, photographers triumphed over Canada's seemingly unconquerable landscape, bringing a true sense of this stunning world to those who could not venture there - a vision that propelled photography throughout the 20th century and continues to this day.

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