All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - We do not sell'second-hand' coins from unreliable and potentially fraudulent/counterfeit sources.Composition - fine silver (99.99% pure). Weight (g) - 31.39 (One Troy Ounce of Pure Silver). Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value - 20 dollars. Artists - Yves Bérubé (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Includes a piece of steel from the pre-refit bow of CCGS Louis S. In 1962, Canadas centuries-long history with the sea became formalized as a federal organization: the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) was born. Within a few years, the icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent was launched to assume a critical role in the navigation, research, communications and support of mariners in Canadian waters. This coin is a beautiful gift for anyone interested the Coast Guard, Coast Guard History, or in any aspect of maritime history. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the CCG. Each coin is accompanied by a vial containing a small piece of steel from the pre-refit bow of CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent, collected during its refitting to keep the vessel operating until its replacement can be commissioned in 2017. This refitting process is symbolic of the life-cycle of all CCG ships, making the steel piece an exceptional memento of both the history of the Canadian Coast Guard and the historic CCGS Louis S. This is a double-dated coin - it bears the years 1962 and 2012 and the words "Canadian Coast Guard" to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Crafted in fine silver (99.99% pure), placing it among the highest purity silver coins in the world! Accompanied by a serialized Certificate of Authenticity (see photos). This is your proof that this coin has been minted by the Royal Canadian Mint and subjected to stringent quality control examination by specialists of the Royal Canadian Mint. St-Laurent came to the rescue - a vision that perfectly embodies the CCGs past, present and future. Each fine silver coin is accompanied by a piece of steel from the ships pre-refit bow and showcased in a Canadian Maple wood case. A perfect gift for everyone who enjoys maritime history or a Coast Guard connection.
Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. 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 "2012 $20 Canadian Coast Guard 50th Anniversary 1 oz. 9999 Pure Silver Proof Set" is in sale since Wednesday, November 14, 2012. 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, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Aruba, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Macao, Viet nam, Uruguay, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russian federation, Canada, Sri lanka, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Ukraine.