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2011 $5 SILVER AND NIOBIUM COIN - FULL BUCK MOON

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  • 2011 $5 SILVER AND NIOBIUM COIN - FULL BUCK MOON
  • 2011 $5 SILVER AND NIOBIUM COIN - FULL BUCK MOON
  • 2011 $5 SILVER AND NIOBIUM COIN - FULL BUCK MOON
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2011 $5 Silver and Niobium Coin - Full Buck Moon

Calendar in the sky

We look to the sky to see if rain is coming, but there was a time when people gleaned far more information from gazing upward - particularly at night. Throughout history, cultures around the world have recognized the moon as the guardian of nature’s cycles. Its perpetual waxing and waning, dying and reappearing, marked the passage of time - not clock time, but the rhythms of life; the ebb and flow of the sea; the birth, maturation and migration of animals; the sprouting of new plants and the scattering of seeds.

In North America, the First Nations tribes that comprise the Algonquin people utilized the lunar cycle as a celestial calendar to track time. They assigned a name to every full moon to reflect the seasonal activities that accompanied its specific cycle. The Algonquin people lived across a vast territory from Lake Superior to the Atlantic - and the geographical differences between them produced a variety of names for each full moon.

July is the quintessential month of summer. Its full moon is known as Thunder Moon or Summer Moon, but its most common name is Buck Moon to reflect the fact that bucks in the North American wilderness are beginning to grow new antlers - a vision of elegance and strength inspired by the ever-changing cycle of life.

Specifications:
Item number: 113355 (single) - 113357 (continuity series- available in August)
Face Value: 5 dollars
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: Outer ring: Sterling Silver - Core: Sterling Silver (obverse) - Niobium (reverse)
Weight (g): 8.5
Diameter (mm): 28
Edge: Interrupted Serrations
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
  • A Royal Canadian Mint first! First coin in an exciting new series featuring the Full Moons of the Algonquin starting with the Full Buck Moon, followed by the Full Hunter’s Moon, Full Wolf Moon and Full Pink Moon.
  • Limited Edition coin features a niobium metal inset with unique coloring that reflects the theme of the coin.
  • Distinct and innovative minting process: Niobium insert is struck into the core of a sterling silver coin and then selectively coloured through a unique oxidization process made possible by the unique properties of this rare metal.
  • Unique wooden flip case houses each coin or the full series.

    Packaging:
    Coin is encapsulated and presented in a wooden flip case, lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve. A larger case to house the full series will also be available.
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