NIAGARA FALLS Fun and Festivities Silver Coin 3$ Canada 2019

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This beautiful Silver Coin is the first release in the new “Canadian Fun and Festivities” series, dedicated to some of the most fascinating experiences of Canada. In this edition – the Niagara Falls. The coin features a wonderful colouration, has a beautiful design and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 4.000 pcs worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year 2019
Face Value 3 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 7.96
Diameter (mm) 27
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 4.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province Ontario and the American state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada with the American Falls entirely on the United States' side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also on the United States' side, separated from the American Falls by Luna Island. Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America that has a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). During peak daytime tourist hours, more than six million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water goes over the crest of the falls every minute. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by flow rate. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, between the twin cities[citation needed] of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. Niagara Falls is famed both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Balancing recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century.

 
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The reverse of the coin can almost make you hear the thunderous roar of rushing water. The elevated view provides a sweeping panorama of the Horseshoe Falls in its near entirety. There’s a sense of movement above the falls, where the powerful current of the upper Niagara River and the Cascade Rapids sends water racing over the crescent-shaped cataract. A tradition since 1925, the nightly illumination of the falls adds an array of candy-like colours to the water while Canada’s longest running fireworks series lights up the night sky, embodying the pride that many Canadians have for one of our most famous natural wonders. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “CANADA” – the issuing country. The obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “2019” – the issue date, “D.G.REGINA” – Dei Gratia Regina and “3 DOLLARS” – the face value.

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