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2013 Canada $5 Contemporary Aboriginal Art - Ice Fishing Father (No Tax)

2013 Canada $5 Contemporary Aboriginal Art - Ice Fishing Father (No Tax)
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SKU: 125421

2013 Canada $5 Contemporary Aboriginal Art - Ice Fishing Father (No Tax)

Second coin in a new series featuring contemporary aboriginal art incorporated in a colorful design using niobium technology.

This coin is certified to be 99.99% fine silver with a diameter of 28 millimetres and a metal weight of 8.5 grams.

It features an innovative minting process that incorporates a niobium insert struck into the coin's silver core. The niobium is selectively coloured using a unique oxidization process produced naturally by niobium's distinct properties. The coin's reverse design is by Inuit artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut. Pilurtuut's design shows a joyous fisherman celebrating his latest catch. In the background stands the fisherman's protective igloo. Rendered in a contemporary Inuit style, it captures the lighthearted spirit and humour commonly associated with this ancient practice.

The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 125421
Face Value: 5 dollars
Mintage: 6,500
Composition: 99.99% fine silver with niobium
Weight (g): 8.5
Diameter (mm): 28
Edge: Interrupted Serrations
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
• This unique fine silver coin features a niobium metal insert with unique coloring that enhances the beauty of this Inuit's artist design.
• Distinct and innovative minting process: Niobium insert is struck into the core of a fine silver coin and then selectively colored through a unique oxidization process made possible by the special properties of this metal.
• This coin portrays fisherman celebrating his latest catch.

Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint - branded black clamshell case lined with a black flock and protected by a black sleeve.

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