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Canada 2011 Flock of Canada Geese 50 Cents 1/25 Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Goose Proof

Canada 2011 Flock of Canada Geese 50 Cents 1/25 Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Goose Proof

Manufacturer: Canada
SKU: 02973
Price: $139.95 $129.95
List Price: $149.95 - Savings: $20.00
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The world’s smallest, purest gold proof features a flock of Canada Geese, with the lowest mintage limit of the series!

Sold out at the Mint! This pure gold coin features a flock of Canada Geese – arguably the best known goose species in North America. Its black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish it from most other goose species, and its distinctive honking call is a true sign of spring and autumn for those living under their migratory flight path. Along with the beaver, the maple leaf, and the Mountie, the Canada goose is considered one of the national icons of Canada! So it's understandable why we're so pleased to be able to bring you this amazingly beautiful, amazingly affordable small gold proof featuring a flock of Canada Geese!

Canada Goose flying above the snowy terrain.New this year - Lowest mintage limit ever for this series - only 10,000! We recommend this as a buy-and-hold investment and predict a fast sell-out.

The Canada Goose
The Great Lakes region maintains a very large population of Canada Geese. With nests typically located in elevated areas near streams, lakes and ponds, these birds are known to mate for life. These pairs bond and safeguard their young for several months after hatching. Males are generally larger than females, ranging from 30 to 43 inches (76 to 110 cm) long, with a wingspan reaching 50 to 67 inches (127 to 170 cm). The Canada Goose is a distinctive sight throughout the skies of North America, in its distinctive V-formation flight, high above the our heads.

Jack Miner & the Canada Goose
A flock of Canada Geese (more than one Canada Goose) migrating in their famous V formation, backed by an orange sky.Jack Miner was one of the world's most influential conservationists who founded a bird sanctuary in 1904 to study migrating Canada geese and wild ducks. Known to his friends as "Wild Goose Jack", Jack Miner was a true pioneer in the conservation of wildfowl, and has been called the "father of North American conservationism".

Through his work, Miner established many of the conservation practices and measures that are still in use today. In 1943 he was presented with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by King George VI in 1943 "for the greatest achievement in conservation in the British Empire." During his lifetime, he banded over 50,000 wild ducks and 40,000 Canada geese. When he died in 1944, several American newspapers in the rated him as the fifth best known man on the continent, after Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison, Charles Lindbergh and Eddie Rickenbacker!

The Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary was one of the first of its kind in North America, and remains in existence today. It is located near Kingsville in Essex County, Ontario, resting on a peninsula between Lake Erie to the south and Lake Saint Clair to the north. It is ten miles away from the well-known birding destination Point Pelee National Park, which Miner helped to get designated as a national park in 1918, where the "Atlantic" and "Mississippi" migratory flyways converge.

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A Canada Goose adult on a brilliant green lawn.This .9999 fine gold proof features an artistically rendered scene of a flock of Canada Geese, with a portrait of a larger individual front and center. In addition to this affordable gold proof, Canada has also issued a long-running series of Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coins.

The Canada Geese 1/25 Ounce Pure Gold Proof is the eighth in the ongoing smallest gold coins series from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Investment Note
The previous 1/25 ounce pure gold coins (2004 Moose, 2005 Voyageurs, 2006 Cowboy, 2007 Wolf, 2008 de Havilland Beaver Float Plane, 2009 Red Maple and 2010 RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police Mountie Officer) all sold out at the mint and are hard to find. Despite this, the Pure Gold Canada Geese Proof has a mintage limit of only 10,000 - the lowest in the series, 4,000 less than the previous low, and 15,000 less than some others in this series! Recently, small gold coins have become particularly desirable because of their affordability and collectibility.

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting technology of the Royal Canadian Mint has brought us the world’s smallest pure gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other, larger gold coins to shame!

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Obverse
The obverse features an artistic and minutely detailed depiction of a Canada goose leading a flock of these birds, in frosted cameo relief. The legends FINE GOLD 1/25 OZ and 9999 guarantee the weight and purity.

Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear.

Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
A Canada Goose soaring through the wild blue yonder!
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2011
   
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 1.270 g
Diameter 13.92 mm
Mintage Limit      10,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Certificate Individually Numbered
Artist Emily Damstra


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