Composition - 99.99% fine silver. Weight (g) - 31.39. Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value - 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin).
Artist - Susanna Blunt (obverse). The Great Lakes are the worlds largest system of fresh surface water. Its five lakes - Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario. Are visible from the moon and hold about 20% of the worlds freshwater supply.They were carved out and filled by prehistoric glaciers, and cover more than 243,000 km2 (93,823 sq mi). This is one of the most biologically diverse regions in Canada with more than 150 fish and 50 plant species, including some not found anywhere else on earth. Lake Superior is the largest, coldest and deepest - just over 400 m (1,312 ft). Its also the farthest north and the most pristine of the lakes. Few people settled here because of the cold climate.
Today, the Canadian side is predominantly wilderness. A stunning gift for friends or family who love the wonders of nature, geography, history, and the beautiful Great Lakes region.
This coin is crafted with raised land against a translucent enamel filled lake. This coin features an interpretation of the bathymetric depths below the lake surface based on data from the Canadian Hydrographic Service. The first coin in our new 5-coin series featuring the beautiful Great Lakes.Each coin is a fine silver (99.99% pure) proof strike with an enameled finish. A beautiful addition for any collector who enjoys natural imagery, unique design, or the beauty and history of the Great Lakes region. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. The coin features an interpretation of a bathymetric map of Lake Superior, highlighted with colored enamel. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with a black flock and protected by a black box.
Are also available for an additional charge. Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched.
Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins.
Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera.
We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint.
We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "Canada 2014 $20 Lake Superior 1 oz Pure Silver Proof Enameled Great Lakes Series" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2013.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Viet nam, Uruguay, China, South Korea, Taiwan, South africa, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Aruba, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cayman islands, Macao.