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

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Low-mintage Zodiac privy mark SML celebrates Leo the lion!

Sold out at the Mint!Leo is an astrological sign, one of the twelve signs of the classical or Roman zodiac. This sign originated with the constellation Leo and is the fifth 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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Leo ChartThe Constellation Leo
In Greek mythology, Leo was the supposedly invulnerable lion which terrorized the hills around Nemea. King Eurystheus set Hercules on the task of bringing him the skin of this lion, so that he could have a coat that would make him invulnerable, like a Greek version of a flak jacket! Hercules found the beast, and soon discovered that his arrows were useless against its impenetrable skin. Using his powers of logic, Hercules realized that he would have to find another way to kill the beast - by grasping it in his mighty arms and suffering its claws while tightly choking it to death. As a tribute to Zeus, Leo was raised to the heavens as the constellation Leo.

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The Sign of Leo
As a sign of the zodiac, Leo is considered a positive, or masculine sign. It is a fire sign, and it is also one of the four fixed signs. Traditionally, in astrology, Leo is ruled by the Sun, and its opposite sign is Aquarius. Leo's period, when it is occupied by the Sun, runs from July 23 to August 22, and the Fifth House is the house associated with Leo.

Leo TapestryIn 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 Leo are said to be creative, passionate, loyal, noble, powerful, generous, independent and affectionate, although they can also be jealous, bossy, or melodramatic.


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!
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 lion Leo. 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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