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Canada 2004 12 Signs of the Roman Zodiac - Cancer the Crab $5 Privy Mark Pure Silver Maple Leaf SML Reverse Proof

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Low-mintage Zodiac privy mark SML celebrates the crab Cancer!

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

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Cancer ChartThe Constellation Cancer
In Greek mythology, Cancer is a crab that plays a minor role in the twelve labors of Hercules. While he was busy fighting the monster of multiple heads, the Hydra, Hercules was beset by the crab Cancer, who sought to distract him. Cancer was set on him by the goddess Hera, and even though the little crab's attempts to pinch Hercules and disrupt his concentration failed, he was given a place in the sky in appreciation of his efforts, albeit not a very bright one - the constellation of Cancer is a particularly small and dim one!

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The Sign of Cancer
As a sign of the zodiac, Cancer is classed as a yin sign, or a feminine, introverted sign. It is a water sign, and it is also one of the four cardinal signs. Traditionally, in astrology, Cancer is ruled by the moon, and its opposite sign is Capricorn. Cancer's period, when it is occupied by the Sun, runs from June 22 to July 22, and the Fourth House is the house associated with Cancer.

Cancer PaintingIn 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 Cancer are said to be warm, loving, loyal, protective, sincere, resourceful, romantic, and tenacious, although they can also be devious, moody, or even depressive.


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 all Privy Mark collectors) need this coin, there are simply not enough to go around!

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Technology 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 crab Cancer. 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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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)
   
Packaging Archival Quality Mylar Holder

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