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Canada 2006 Timber Trade - Lumberjacks $200 Gold Proof

Canada 2006 Timber Trade - Lumberjacks $200 Gold Proof

Manufacturer: Canada
SKU: 10006
Price: $1,099.95 $999.95
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Celebrate the lumberjack way of life with this dramatic scene of hard-working loggers, minted in 22-karat gold!

Sold out at the Mint!A voice cries out in the forest, “TIMBER!” and a towering tree falls to the ground. This was the scene that played out across Canada as lumbermen worked to fulfill the growing demand for wood in the 19th century. As time marches on, the demand for Canada's exquisite $200 gold proofs in the Historical Trades Series has only grown as well - so when you find a back date that you need, we recommend acquiring it straightaway!

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Old-time lumberjacks begin to chop down a huge tree with saw and axe - the lumbering timber trade.“Lumbering” was a welcome supplement to the lean winter months that farming communities had to face. Armed with brawn, saw and axe, leagues of lumberjacks disappeared into the forests for the entire season. Trees were easier to fell when the sap was not running. And snow greatly eased the difficult task of moving logs to the river.

Later, when the ice thawed, the lumbermen's attention turned to the downriver “drive.” They released winter’s bounty into the water and jumped from log to log as they guided their quarry with long hooks. The sawmill was days or weeks away and they traveled by raft, a floating community that could span hundreds of yards across.

It was dangerous work, but an adventurous life that has been romanticized by subsequent generations. Later, responsible timbering operations have resulted in the sustainable logging industry, securing the future of this vital trade. And this perfectly engraved and crafted 22-karat gold proof recaptures the early days of timber trade - an industry that helped build a nation and continues to enrich the Canadian experience into the 21st century.

Investment Note
This year the mintage limit of the $200 gold coin remains low again this year, previously cut from 9,000 to only 4,500! This is a very small mintage indeed for the second entry in this heavily demanded series, so we recommend not waiting on this one. The $200 Gold Proof Historical Commerce & Trades Program has proven to be exceedingly popular, with most of the earlier issues currently unavailable. Consider too the dramatic scene and add this gold gem to your portfolio today!

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Obverse
Canada 2006 $200 Timber Gold in BoxA finely engraved and dynamic depiction of two lumberjacks, hewing at a huge tree trunk, with an axe and ferns in the foreground. The denomination is also indicated.

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 D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God"), date and mint mark also appear.

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Packaging

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

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2006
 
Face Value 200 Dollars
Weight 16.00 g
Diameter 29.00 mm
Mintage Limit     4,500
 
Finish Proof
Composition .9167 Fine (22-Karat) Gold
alloyed with .0833 Fine Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist John Mardon
Certificate Individually Numbered


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