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1 oz. 99.999% Pure Gold Coin - Canadian Coastal Symbols: The Arctic - Mintage: 400 (2019)

1 oz. 99.999% Pure Gold Coin - Canadian Coastal Symbols: The Arctic - Mintage: 400 (2019)

$2,899.95 CAD
Mintage: 400
Ships Aug-28-2020
Canada and US only
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Crafted in five 9's pure gold, the highest standard of gold worldwide! Order today!

Come to the Arctic and discover the abundance of life that lies hidden beneath Canada’s icy northern veil. Nowhere is this more evident than the coast where animals from land and sea congregate to take advantage of the unique interplay between the two realms. Your exquisite 99.999% pure gold coin showcases two iconic animals from Canada’s Arctic coast—the narwhal and snowy owl. Water, snow, and ice shape the land, often cutting deep crevasses during the summer melt. In the same way, your coin has been meticulously polished and engraved to bring you an original woodcut design with ultra-crisp lines.

Experience the majestic beauty of the Arctic with this gorgeous five 9’s gold coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • SECOND COIN IN SERIES! Your coin is the second issue in the three-coin Canadian Coastal Series that also features the Pacific Coast (2018) and Atlantic Coast (2020).
  • A WOODCUT-STYLE DESIGN! Your coin’s design is executed in the centuries-old woodcut style that uses crisp, bold lines to illustrate each element, with multiple finishes masterfully applied to the coin’s surface to define the various tones, shadows and highlights to give the image unparalleled depth, dimension and shine.
  • A BRILLIANTLY EXECUTED WORK OF ART! A brilliantly executed work of art celebrating the amazing natural heritage of Canada’s Arctic Coast. This coin will be treasured by nature, wildlife, and outdoor enthusiasts—anyone with a passion for winter who dreams of exploring the North!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • 1 OZ. 99.999% PURE GOLD COIN! Crafted in five 9’s pure gold—the purest gold available anywhere in the world—and a unique Canadian achievement from the Royal Canadian Mint! In addition, your coin has no GST/HST!
  • LOW MINTAGE! Only 400 coins will be made worldwide.


Canadian artist Cathy Bursey-Sabourin has created an original woodcut design of iconic elements that define Canada’s Arctic Coast—a narwhal and snowy owl, with the Arctic’s deceptively barren landscape in the background. The narwhal’s tusk pierces the air as it comes to the surface to breathe, while the snowy owl flies overhead, hunting for ptarmigan or seabirds. The narwhal’s fin and the owl’s wings rise upwards, towards the deceptively barren landscape that rises behind them, and the design flows upward, as if leading the viewer towards the North.

Did you know…
  • The narwhal is often called the “Unicorn of the Sea” because of its long tusk that can measure 3 m. Once believed to be a tool for breaking holes in ice, scientists are now hypothesizing it’s a sensory organ that detects subtle changes in temperature, salinity or pressure—a must-have for a whale that dives 1,500 m for 30 minutes!
  • The snowy owl is one of North America’s heaviest and most distinctive owls. It’s built for the Arctic and can easily endure temperatures of -50ºC due to its dense layer of down and thick feather overlay. Lemmings are its primary prey, but the snowy owl will feast on ptarmigan and seabirds, and is fast enough to snag a duck in flight!
  • Measuring a coastline is not as simple as it might appear. The “coastline paradox” explains how smaller units of measurement can penetrate all the tiny curves and irregularities to result in a longer length. Example: a 2,800 km coastline measured in units of 100 km becomes 3,400 km when measured in units of 50 km.
  • Woodcut is the earliest known printmaking method, and was used most commonly to stamp patterns onto textiles before being used to print images onto paper. Characterized by uneven image lines that are the result of carving out the areas of wood that will not be printed, the woodcut technique was widely used in Western art from the very early 15th to the early 17th centuries, with a later revival in popularity in the late 19th century.


Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

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  • No.166776
  • Mintage400
  • Composition99.999% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.16
  • Diameter (mm) 30
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value200 dollars
  • ArtistCathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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