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2008 Canada $20 Sapphire Crystal Snowflake Fine Silver (No Tax)

2008 Canada $20 Sapphire Crystal Snowflake Fine Silver (No Tax)


 
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2008 Canada $20 Sapphire Crystal Snowflake Fine Silver (No Tax)

Snow. It covers the ground in a great big hush; urging people to stop and breathe in its beauty. The most mundane objects transformed into works of art while every patch of open ground becomes a canvas of white where glittering crystals shine under the gentle caress of sunlight. Gently scoop up a handful of that magical white and you may discover tiny sculptures of incredible beauty-those iconic hexagonal-shaped ice crystals that are created when conditions are just right; when the temperature is around -15 C (5 F) and each ice crystal has had the good fortune to grow large and drift gently to the ground without hitting other crystals.

These wintry beauties are scientifically referred to as six-sided dentritic ice crystals. They may appear to have endless shapes and forms, but they all maintain their hallmark hexagonal shape; and none of their branches are ever exactly the same. In fact; these snowflakes are so intricate, they have the focus of much admiration and study.

Good looks are only part of the story. The unassuming snowflake falls with such profusion it literally defines the landscape and represents a significant challenge to industry and everyday life throughout much much of Canada. In fact, the nation is recognized around the world for its scientific research into their inner workings of ice and snow.

Yet, despite all the science, most of the world cherishes the snowflake for its cheer beauty-and the way people in northern climates embrace it to work and play.

Specifications:
Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Metal Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof

Special Features:
Captures the magic of the Great White North with this intricate design that lies within every snowflake. Made with CRYSTALLIZED - Swarovski Elements which overlay the snowflake for maximum effect. Two fabulous versions to choose from (sapphire or amethyst). 99.99% pure silver perfectly showcases Canada's most defining climatic feature.

Packaging:
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.

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