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2014 Canada $5 Alice Munro Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

2014 Canada $5 Alice Munro Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

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2014 Canada $5 Alice Munro Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 132669

Celebrate a Canadian literature icon and the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the prolific writing career of Canadian author Alice Munro, whose short stories are beloved and revered by readers in Canada and worldwide.

The reverse image by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw pays tribute to Canadian author Alice Munro. An ethereal female figure is seen emerging from a pen as a representation of one of the many central characters from Munro's beloved short stories. An image of a hand is seen resting against an open book, whose pages are inscribed with a passage from Munro's The View from Castle Rock, which reads: "And in one of these houses - I can't remember whose - a magic doorstop, a big mother-of-pearl seashell that I recognized as a messenger from near and far, because I could hold it to my ear - when nobody was there to stop me - and discover the tremendous pounding of my own blood, and of the sea." Above it, a laurel branch celebrates Munro's distinction as the first Canadian woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 132669
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 7,500
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Face Value: $5
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- Engraved in exquisite detail to celebrate one of Canada's most celebrated authors and her literary achievements.
- The stunning use of micro text made possible by advanced engraving techniques make the words of Alice Munro crystal clear under a magnifying glass!
- The coin features a passage chosen by Alice Munro herself from one of her short stories, titled The View from Castle Rock. The author explains its significance and her thoughts as she wrote it: "As a writer you need to be alone. You need to get to a place of solitude and when you get there it can be magical. The whole world opens up to you in your imagination merging the world inside of you and outside of you."
- A beautiful and meaningful gift for readers, writer sand collectors alike.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with standard beauty box
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