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21 Apr 2019

**Cunning Cougar**

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This is the last coin in the Royal Canadian Mints set "Nocturnal by Nature". He's the "Cunning Cougar", a 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin. This rhodium-plated silver coin has a diameter of 38mm and weight of 31.39 grams. Artist Tony Bianco designed the cougar out on a tree limb during its nightly hunt with the light of a full moon behind him. The obverse shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll designed by Susan Blunt. The other "night" creatures in this 4 coin set are the owl, wolf and brown bat. All with amazing details! I think the Canadian Mint really creates some wonderful coins, especially their animal and nature series. Hope you enjoyed this blog. Comments are always welcomed. Happy Easter to all!

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01 Jul 2018

**Canadian Wolf**

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I'd like to share a new piece that I've added to my collection recently. It's part of the Royal Canadian Mint "Predator Series" 2018 Canada S $5 Wolf. Early Release. Graded by NGC as a MS 69. This coin is the third release in this series. The first being the 2016 Cougar and the second 2017 Lynx. The Wolf is 1 oz. of fine Silver and has a low mintage of 300,000. It is a sovereign coin backed by the Canadian Government. The Obverse shows Susanna Blunt's design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll and the face value of $5 dollars. The Reverse is an engraved depiction of a wolf in pursuit of its prey. Designed by artist Nathalie Legace. I really liked the fine details of the wolf...coarse fur, sharp canines and running at full speed! The wolf is a fearless hunter that relies on high intelligence, adaptability and great hunting skill, especially in a pack. They have lived in all types of terrain in the northern hemisphere except for the desert...which is where I live. Around 50,000 wolves make Canada their home, the second largest population in the world after the former Soviet Union. They are very social and gather in packs of up to 20 members. Looking at this beautiful coin I can just imagine a pack of wolves running through the snow, working together as they pursue tonight's meal. Thank you for reading my blog! Comments are always welcome.

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21 Apr 2018

**A Mini Roo For You**

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This is the sweetest little coin I've seen in awhile so I wanted to share it with you. And it just happens to be Gold! And it hopped right into my collection ; ) Nicknamed "The Mini Roo", this is a 2018P Australia G$2 Kangaroo, First Releases. Graded by NGC as MS 70. The coin was issued by the Perth Mint which was founded in 1899 and is the oldest operating mint in Australia. Some of the specs on this coin include... Diameter 11.6 mm, Thickness 0.70 mm, Weight .50 grams, Purity of gold 0.9999. The obverse is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date. The reverse depictstwo bounding red kangaroo's and the Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. It was designed by Jennifer McKenna. The Kangaroo which has become so popular over the years that it is now an unofficial emblem of Australia, appearing on various government crests, corporate logos, and, of course, coins. I hope you enjoyed my blog! Comments are welcomed.

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06 Apr 2018

**It's Raining 2018 D's**

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After waiting for months and checking change with every transaction...finally...finally... I found a 2018 D Lincoln Cent and a 2018 D Roosevelt Dime and on the same day! I was beginning to wonder if the Mint sent any out to the great western states! As soon as I saw these I just knew...they screamed shiny and new! This is a silly short blog, but I really was excited to find these! Thanks! Comments are welcomed.

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03 Feb 2018

**Silver and Dogs**

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**SILVER and DOGS**... Man's best friend and a hunk of that silver stuff! What's more American than that? haha It's my 2018 Australian Mint "Year of the Dog" 2 oz. Silver Perth Lunar Coin! Wow! That's a mouthful! This beautiful coin portrays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse along with the date, face value, silver weight and purity. The designer is Ian Rank-Broadley. The reverse shows a German Shepard with puppy lying in the grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background. The design also has the Chinese character for dog, the inscription "Year of the Dog" and The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark. This Sovereign coin is backed by the Australian government. The birth years for people born in the Lunar Year of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018. Those fortunate enough to be born in these years ( LIKE ME) are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly. ; ) Thanks for looking at my blog! Any comments would be great!

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14 Jan 2018

**2018 Mongolian Lunar Year Of The Dog**

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This was a early gift from my husband in celebration of my birthday for 2018 Year Of The Dog. It's also the first Silver Note issued by Mongolia and the first with a lunar dog, featuring the Mongol Bankhar. Now you might ask yourself that's nice, but why Mongolia? Well a few years ago I sent in a DNA test through Ancestry.com and to my really "white girl" surprise I found out that I have alot of Mongolian in me! How cool is that I thought!!! How exciting...perhaps a long distant relative of Genghis Khan??? ; ) Okay, so now back to this wonderful note. The reverse shows a colorful version of the Mongol Bankhar with a graphic background along with the face value. The obverse shows the Mongolian coat of arms along with the face value, Silver content (5 grams) and the mintage of 5,000 pieces. This note is so beautiful, it just shimmers with the silver running through it! I have been researching this great dog as well. He is a must for the Mongolian Nomad people as he protects, herds, and is such an important part of their family and lifestyle. If you'd like to learn more about these dogs I found a great web-site www.bankhar.org. Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed it!

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