2005 $20 Diamonds - Pure Silver Coin

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Description

In 2003, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a new series of colourized or holographic coins called the “Natural Wonders” collection.  Diamonds is the sixth coin in this series. Mintage 35,000. HST/GST exempt.

 

The Design:

It is a  99.99% pure silver coin and features a 3D hologram -a precision technique that’s perfectly suited to capture all the shine and brilliance of a semi-cut diamond. The proof design in the background reveals the landscape surrounding Lac de Gras - home to the finest, most brilliant diamonds in the world.


Did You Know?

Virtually overnight, Canada has risen to the heights of the diamond industry, its first mines unearthing some of the finest gems the world had ever seen.

Diamonds had always been associated with the kimberlite craters of South Africa and Russia. Geologists found the same volcanic rock in Canada’s Northwest Territories.   Scrambling to find the source of this surprise discovery, they retraced endless trails left by thousands of years of glacial activity and in 1991, pegged Lac de Gras as the kimberlite crater they were hoping for.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By:
RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 grams

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Diamonds
Finish: Proof, double hologram
Theme: Natural Wonders Collection


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