Don't miss the new Creatures of the North Series from Royal Canadian Mint...

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  1. Art in Coins

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    First release is the 2020 2 Ounce .9999 "Kraken"

    For centuries, mariners have reported strange sightings of a massive, shipwrecking sea monster; the "Kraken". The beast was said to be so big it could be mistaken for an island, with tentacles powerful enough to tear a ship in two. This awe-inspiring creature now glowers fiercely from the face of a 2 Ounce .9999 pure silver bullion coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint: the first in a new Creatures of the North series celebrating the fantastic and mysterious creatures of Canada’s seas, lands and skies.

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    The mythological nature of the Kraken sets it apart from the real world animals usually featured on the Mint’s bullion coins. That presented a novel challenge for artist Gerald Gloade. With no photographs or specimens to go by, he had to investigate other sources to get the details right. Instead of consulting with zoological experts, Gloade consulted old folkloric texts and The Rooms’ historical archive of Newfoundland and Labrador culture.

    In addition to the striking design that will appeal to any bullion investor looking for something extra special, the Kraken coin also incorporates renowned Mint security features, including the maple leaf laser-mark and precise radial lines around the border. And at a full two ounces, the coin is thicker than a standard one ounce bullion coin, giving it an especially satisfying heft.

    As new issues in the Creatures of the North series are released twice a year, investors should keep a watchful eye out to see which creature will emerge from its lair next…

    Security features:

    Two unique features for cutting-edge security, including precise radial lines and micro-engraved maple leaf in the coin field. In the centre of this mark, visible under magnification, is the numeral “20”, denoting the coin’s year of issue.

    Masterfully crafted by Royal Canadian Mint engravers using a variety of engraving techniques and finishes to bring depth and texture to this stunning image of this mythical creature.

    Specifications:

    Creatures of the North Series
    Year: 2020
    Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
    Denomination: 10 Dollars
    Metal Content: 2 Troy Ounce (62.67 Grams)
    Purity: .9999
    Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
    Diameter: 50 mm
     
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    For those looking to buy (or already have purchased) the Creatures of the North series, we have just received a shipment of custom fitted capsules specifically for this series. Some people have been making due with the oversized capsule for the Queen's Beasts coins but I have been informed that they are not a perfect fit for the COTN's. The good news is that each issue in the series will remain struck in the same format so it's the same capsule for all the subsequent releases.
     

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