Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac and is shown as a centaur. This coin is definitely a collector's item and would make a great gift for the Sagittarius in your life.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Sealed in original plastic from the mint.
- Mintage of 5,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features an image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at age 79, a likeness created by Susanna Blunt and first used on Maple Leafs in 2004.
- Reverse: Features one of Canada’s most popular symbols, the maple leaf. To the right of the maple leaf's stem is a privy mark of Sagittarius.
- Sovereign coin guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
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The sign of Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21):
Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac, is the home of the wanderers of the zodiac. It's not a mindless ramble for these folks, either. Sagittarians are truth-seekers, and the best way for them to do this is to hit the road, talk to others and get some answers. Knowledge is key for these folks, since it fuels their broad-minded approach to life. The Sagittarian-born are keenly interested in philosophy and religion, and they find that these disciplines aid their internal quest. At the end of the day, what Sagittarius wants most is to know the meaning of life and to accomplish this while feeling free and easy.
It's the Archer that represents Sagittarians, although in this case it's a Centaur (half man, half beast) that is flinging the arrows. Centaurs were the intellectuals of ancient Roman mythology, and Sagittarians are quick to consider themselves their modern-day counterparts. Those born under this sign are clear thinkers, and choose to look at the big picture most of the time. They also like it when others agree with their well-thought-out point of view. The alternative to this, for better or worse, is a Sagittarius who can become argumentative and blunt. That's not to say that these folks are stubborn, in keeping with the Mutable Quality assigned to them, Archers will listen to what others have to say. Indeed, Sagittarians are enthusiastic consumers of information, and enthusiastic in general, in order to get the answers they need. It's also a good idea to give Sagittarians lots of room to explore their world. Once these folks start to feel hemmed in, they'll become impatient and difficult.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. In ancient Roman times, Jupiter was the King of the Gods, and most Sagittarians would say that the royal pedigree has been passed on to them. Sagittarians are generous and just - much like a noble leader. These folks are also expansive in their thoughts, as well as in their approach. Sagittarians are forever reaching for knowledge, understanding and answers. They are outspoken in their beliefs, at times to the point of exaggeration. This may be due to their unflinching optimism. They are also a lucky bunch, thanks to Jupiter's golden glow. They're quick to take a gamble on things, feeling both lucky and smart. While the process of exploration is what fuels Sagittarians (and translating that to others as a teacher and philosopher), they need to be aware of their tendency to procrastinate. Those born under this sign can be quite self-indulgent since things come so easily to them, thanks to their charming and sociable natures. Smart Archers, however, will catch themselves in time to continue their good work.
Before the birth of the Royal Canadian Mint, every coin that was in circulation in Canada had to be produced at the Royal Mint in London or at the private Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England. So, in 1890, the Royal Canadian Mint was proposed and 18 years later on January 2, 1908 Canadian Governor General Lord Earl Gray struck the first domestically produced coin in Ottawa. Since then, the Royal Canadian Mint has been known for its exceptional quality, sophistication and innovation.
The Silver Maple Leaf has undergone some changes in its design, but overall, the main elements of this iconic Silver coin have remained the same. The obverse of the coin features the profile of Queen Elizabeth II while the reverse displays a maple leaf, an image closely associated with Canadian pride and nationalism. In 2014, a micro-engraved, textured maple leaf featuring the year of issue and a radial-line background were added to ensure the authenticity of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. In addition to the added security, these features also add to the beauty of each individual coin, as each pattern of radial lines is unique and creates a specific light-diffracting pattern.