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

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Low-mintage Zodiac privy mark SML celebrates the brave centaur Sagittarius!

Sold out at the Mint!Sagittarius is an astrological sign, one of the twelve signs of the classical or Roman zodiac. This sign originated with the constellation Sagittarius and is the ninth 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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Sagittarius star chartThe Constellation Sagittarius
Sagittarius is traditionally seen as the appellation of the centaur (or satyr) Chiron, tutor of Greek heroes on Mount Pelion. He is known especially for his knowledge of medicine, and for his temperament and civility compared to most centaurs. He was said to be the last centaur, and a great healer and oracle.

In mythology Chiron was central to man's discovery of fire, exchanging his immortality for the life of Prometheus, the doomed titan who stole fire from Zeus to give to mankind. In a deal with Zeus, it was arrange to set Prometheus free, but Chiron was poisoned with an arrow dipped in the poisonous blood of the Hydra.

The constellation Sagittarius is most frequently seen as the figure of a centaur holding his bow and arrow.

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The Sign of Sagittarius
Sagittarius TapestryAs a sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius is referred to as a masculine or extroverted, positive sign. Its element is fire and it is one of the four mutable signs. Traditionally, in astrology, Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter and its opposite sign is Gemini. Sagittarius' period, when it is occupied by the Sun, runs from November 23 to December 21, and the 9th House is the house Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius are said to be adventurous, versatile, idealistic, intelligent, and confident. They can also be seen as impatient, careless, or even blunt.


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 centaur Sagittarius. 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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