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Canada 2004 12 Signs of the Roman Zodiac - Taurus the Bull $5 Privy Mark Pure Silver Maple Leaf SML Reverse Proof in Box

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Low-mintage Zodiac privy mark SML celebrates the bull Taurus!

Sold out at the Mint!Taurus is an astrological sign, one of the twelve signs of the classical or Roman zodiac. This sign originated with the constellation Taurus and is the second sign of the zodiac. The mintage of each of the Roman Zodiac Privy Mark Silver Maple Leafs is only 5,000 - the second lowest ever for any SML!

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Taurus ChartThe Constellation Taurus
In Greek mythology, Zeus assumed the form of a magnificent white bull to abduct Europa, a Phoenician princess legendary for her beauty and the namesake of the continent Europe. Their son was Minos, the King of Crete. Minos gave his name to an entire culture, the Minoan civilization, and he is also associated with the myth of the half-man, half-bull beast known as the minotaur.

The constellation Taurus is also identified with the myth of the Cretan Bull, the capture of which was one of the Twelve Labors of Hercules (also known as Heracles or Herakles). The constellation Taurus is seen as a bull, galloping or leaping across the sky.

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The Sign of Taurus
Taurus TapestryAs a sign of the zodiac, Taurus is classed as a negative or feminine, introverted sign. Its element is earth and its quality is fixed. Traditionally, in astrology, Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus and its opposite sign is Scorpio. Taurus' period, when it is occupied by the Sun, runs from April 20 to May 20, and the Second House is the house Taurus rules.

In astrology the astrological signs of the twelve houses equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. According to astrological beliefs, celestial phenomena reflect or govern human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so that the twelve signs at the same time are held to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes of expression.

Those born under the sign of Taurus are said to be practical, reliable, patient, persistent, determined, strong-willed, solid, affectionate, warm-hearted and trustworthy, with a firm sense of values, although they can also be possessive, jealous and stubborn.


Investment Note

With a total mintage of only 5,000 each, these Roman Zodiac Privy Mark Silver Maple Leafs have become very hard to find in the market. The Silver Maple Leaf is the most collected Canadian coin. As all SML collectors (and
Zodiac SML in boxTechnology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. Since their introduction the Canadian Maple Leaf coins have been regarded as among the finest silver coins in the world, owing in large part to their superb purity. This one ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
A highly-detailed depiction of a single maple leaf. To the right of the maple leaf's stem is a privy mark of the bull Taurus. The legends FINE SILVER 1 OZ and 9999 guarantee the weight and purity.

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 date, denomination and the legend ELIZABETH II also appear.

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Packaging
This beautiful, reverse proof silver coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet. Each comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2004
   
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Reverse Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)

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