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Canada 2011 $200 RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer Mountie and Horse 1 Ounce .99999 (five 9s) Fine Pure Gold Maple Leaf GML Specimen GX

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A one-year-only design of the iconic Mountie (a national symbol of Canada) adorns this ultra-pure 99.999% gold maple leaf!

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Sold out at the Mint! Here's one guy the criminals don't want to cross, and with good reason - the Mountie "always gets his man", as the old saying goes! Along with the beaver and the maple leaf, the Mountie is considered one of the three national icons of Canada! So it's understandable why we're so pleased to be able to bring you this amazingly beautiful, .99999 ultra fine gold gem featuring a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer on horseback!

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A female officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on horseback.Now you can find the Mountie on one of the best-known and most widely collected precious metal coins in the world, the Gold Maple Leaf! First minted in 1979, the standard edition GML is as pure as any other gold coin struck anywhere else in the world, and purer than most, we might add.

This, however, is not a standard 1 Ounce Gold Maple Leaf! This Maple Leaf is 99.999% pure, making it and its other 5 9s Canadian relatives the purest gold coins on the planet! The Royal Canadian Mint is the only Mint in the world to refine and mint coins of 5 9s or 99.999% purity - its famed .99999 fine coins!

There are also other differences between this 5 9s GML and a standard GML. The obverse design features a one year only depiction of an officer of the RCMP, performing their famed and historic "Musical Ride". The face value is $200, not $50 like a standard one ounce Gold Maple Leaf. The edge features interrupted serrations. And of course it is issued by the Mint in a security card, not loose.

For type collectors, please note that the following portraits of Queen Elizabeth II have appeared on Gold Maple Leaf coins:

  1979-1989  2nd effigy by Arnold Machin
  1990-2003  3rd effigy by Dora de Pédery-Hunt
  2004-pres.  4th effigy by Susanna Blunt

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The Mounties
Two RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in their Red Serge dress uniforms The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) (French: Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC), literally "Royal Gendarmerie of Canada") are colloquially known as Mounties, although within the RCMP officers call their organization "The Force". The RCMP is the national police force of Canada, and one of the most recognized organizations of its kind in the world. It is unique in the world as a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. The RCMP provides federal policing service to all of Canada and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (all except Ontario and Quebec), more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities and three international airports.

The RCMP was formed in 1920 by the merger of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP, founded 1873) with the Dominion Police (founded 1868). The former was originally named the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), and was given the Royal prefix by King Edward VII in 1904. Much of the present-day organization's symbolism has been inherited from its days as the NWMP, including the distinctive Red Serge uniform, paramilitary heritage, and mythos as a frontier force. Dramatic splashes of red highlight the Mountie's famous and instantly identifiable Red Serge uniform. For more on the RCMP's Red Serge, please see the article at the end of this presentation.

Today the cavalry drills the RNWMP practiced over a century ago continue to delight audiences everywhere. The Musical Ride is a cornerstone of Canada's cultural heritage and national identity. Experience the history and allure of this unique paramilitary group yourself with this expertly crafted gold gem!

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The famous coat of arms of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as it is depicted on the Mounties' cap badge, part of their official dress uniform.Investment Note
 Known as the “5 9s” gold coins because of their purity (.99999 fine), each coin in this series features a one-year-only design. Each contains one full ounce of the purest gold on the planet! These incredible specimen coins sold out at the Mint very quickly and have continued to increase in value. They are now very difficult to find. Our advice - buy one when you find one - get yours today!

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Technology Note

The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest gold in the world. This one ounce gold coin is 99.999% pure! No other mint in the world refines or issues a purer gold coin - this is the purest gold on Earth!

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The Specimen Finish
This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area or relief) includes both brilliant and mirrored surfaces, while the fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting, matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen finish.

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2011 Gold Maple Leaf 5 9's in package (reverse side)Obverse
A one year only, highly-detailed depiction of an officer of the RCMP, performing their famed and historic "Musical Ride". The legends FINE GOLD 1 OZ and 99999 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    2011
   
Face Value 200 Dollars
Weight 31.15 g
Diameter 30.00 mm
   
Finish Specimen
Composition .99999 Fine (Pure or 24-Karat) Gold
Edge Interrupted Serrations (Security Edge)
   
Packaging Original Mint Security Card

The Red Serge

The Red Serge is the formal, ceremonial uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). It consists of a scarlet military dress-style coat, replete with a low neck collar, brass buttons, and golden braided ornamentation, with a white cotton T-shirt worn underneath. The riding breeches (pants) are "midnight blue" with exaggerated bulges at the hips and a yellow strapping (stripe) down the outside seam of each leg. The breeches are always worn with braces (suspenders). Finishing off the Red Serge are brown leather riding boots (known as High Browns), a chocolate brown, wide-brimmed stetson hat with a glass-flat brim, and the ever-present side-arm in a brown leather holster on a brown Sam Browne belt. A white pistol lanyard is worn around the neck and connected to the side arm.

The Red Serge is not worn when an officer is on duty during a normal shift, but rather is reserved for special occasions such as civic ceremonies, as a visual representative of the security force for government dignitaries, and during public relations–related events such as school career days.

The Red Serge may also be worn with pride by members of the RCMP during special personal events, such as the wedding ceremony of a fellow officer, where it is not uncommon for an entire detachment of a small community to wear the Red Serge as an honor guard for the bride and groom at their wedding ceremony. Usually, if the groom is RCMP, he will be married in his Red Serge, foregoing the more traditional tuxedo. Though much less common, if the bride is a Mountie she may also wear her Red Serge on her wedding day.

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