Canada 2013 Year Of The Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac $20 Commemorative Pure Silver For Sale
extremely affordable - struck in the purest silver in the world!
Celebrate the Year of the Snake
with a true bargain, including a mintage limit and high face value -
what's not to love?!
In Stock and Ready for Immediate Shipment!
year 2013 is ruled by one of the most popular and auspicious of all
lunar zodiac signs - the clever Snake!
The Snake personality is graceful and soft-spoken. It has a hypnotic
beauty and never gives itself totally away. The mysterious Snake is a
strategic planner that has everyone guessing its next move. It will
keep plotting until it gets what it wants (and when it does, it is not
likely to let go!). The Snake is a strong individual and is usually
destined for great success. This cunning, clever animal
the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's new, realistically
rendered snake pure
Silver Commemorative dramatically depicted by the fine engravers at
the Mint in
the fuss about, er, I mean, how do we love thee? Let us count the
• High face value.
• Lowest mintage to date in
the $20 Silver Commemorative Silver Series - half or less of any previous issue!
• Limited mintage - only 1 in 250 Canadians can ever own one!
(And what does that leave for the rest of the world?!?!)
• Significant precious metal content.
• Minted in the purest silver available in the world - only
the Royal Canadian Mint strikes four 9s fine silver coins!
• All previous $20
Silver Commemorative releases sold out in mere days!
• Handsome specimen finish - unique to the RCM!
• Simple yet evocative artistry, an original work of art designed that
realistically captures the essence of the snake!
of the Snake design! And this is far and away the least expensive
pure silver Year
of the Snake coin you can purchase - anywhere in the world!
Precious silver, a limited mintage, and a $20 denomination - here's a
no-risk proposition if there ever was one! With economists becoming
more and more anxious about the rising debt levels of Western nations,
the timing couldn't be better. (Think about the incredibly huge federal
budget deficit, all the states' financial problems, and the recent
defaults in Europe.)The worry of fiat (paper) money ending up
worthless also contributes to the ongoing rise in popularity
ofprecious metals. Well, here's some relief - a precious
coin with a high face value, too!
Consider just this one simple fact - we're selling this unique$20
Silver Commemorative coin at a price that's right about its
in-your-hand value -the $20 denomination plus the $8.00 spot
the silver (at current (as of this writing) $32 per ounce silver) is
essentially its price in the Special Quantity Discount 10-Pack!
It Simply Adds Up
Do the math:High Face Value +
Significant Precious Metal Content + Wildlife Theme + Mintage Limit =
The Year of
the Snake - Intelligent and Clever!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a
calendar based on
lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the
Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather
than a month.
In 2013 we celebrate the Year
of the Snake.
According to tradition,
people born during a Year of the Snake (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953,
1977, 1989, 2001, and 2013) are said to exhibit that animal’s
attributes.Snake people often enjoy new ideas, innovative
thoughts and progress,
but some will reject advice from anyone but to themselves, although,
most snake people are loyal friends and make great company.
is strongly associated with deep mysticism, valuable wisdom, and
knowledge. Most snake people are enigmatic, deep thinking, and maybe
the wisest of all Chinese Horoscope signs. Most snake people enjoy
learning, reading, and eating good food. They can also be concerned
about their outer appearance. Snakes'
best attribute is their excellent
ability to communicate with others and successfully engage in
interesting conversations. For the Chinese people, the snake symbolizes
intelligence, happiness and auspiciousness. In certain parts of China
people call the snake the “dragon in heaven” or “celestial being”. At
Dangfu in East China’s Anhui Province, people call the snake the
“dragon at home”.
Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also
the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999
one-quarter ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!
The Specimen Finish
This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a
three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area
or relief) includes both brilliant and mirrored surfaces, while the
fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting,
matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen
A sensational rendering
of a camouflaged snake
coiling on a tree perch that captures the animal's mystery and hypnotic
grace. The Chinese
for "Snake" appears to the left of the snake. The
SILVER 9999 guarantees the purity. The date and denomination are also
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 date,
denomination and the legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA (“Elizabeth II,
Queen by the Grace of God”) also appear.
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
Fine (Pure) Silver
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