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Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Canadian Coasts: True North - Mintage: 5,000 (2018)

Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Canadian Coasts: True North - Mintage: 5,000 (2018)

$74.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
Ships Aug-28-2020
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Selective gold plating adds to your SQUARE-shaped celebration of the True North! Order today!

History and culture run deep in Northern Canada, where the ice-carved landscape is beautiful, fearsome and endlessly fascinating! The square-shaped reverse brings together a mix of finely engraved and selectively gold-plated emblems that embody the spirit of the Canadian Arctic—from the iconic caribou to the compass rose that symbolizes a history of exploration, and the inunnguaq, a form of inukshuk, that has traditionally guided the way.

An ideal coin for someone who enjoys a beautiful take on the Canadian North. Order today!

Special features:
  • SECOND COIN IN A LIMITED 3-COIN SERIES! Your coin is the second in a series of three that explores the longest coastline in the world, and the three oceans that line Canada's shores!
  • YOUR COIN IS A SQUARE! Canadian Coasts is a limited series of three square-shaped coins that are a combined tribute to the longest coastline in the world! Each square coin represents one of the oceans that line Canada's shores: Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic!
  • BIG ON DETAILS! Your engraved coin (27 mm) is incredibly detailed, as evidenced by the markings on the caribou!
  • AN INTRICATE TOUCH OF GOLD! Gold plating adds a rich hue to the rim and the inunnguaq, a revered cultural symbol of Canada's North. Given the amount of minute details, this artistic touch is an extraordinary feat that required a high level of precision!
  • RICH IN SYMBOLISM, ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT! The highly symbolic images are arranged in a pattern that also resembles the points of a compass. The design is the same, even when you turn the coin!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your 99.99% pure silver coin is beautifully enhanced with an exquisite proof finish that accentuates every design element to maximum effect.


A familiar feature of navigational charts, a compass rose lies at the centre of the Arctic-themed reverse by Maurade Baynton, where it represents a history of exploration in Canada's North. Two finely engraved icons of the Arctic surround the compass rose: the caribou and the inunnguaq, a form of inuksuk. Seen in profile, the antlered icon of the northern wilderness is a fundamental part of the traditional way of life in many communities, where the caribou has sustained life for millennia. Selective gold plating frames the reverse and also places special emphasis on the inuksuk, a stone landmark that has traditionally carried spiritual and practical meaning for the Inuit. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know...
  • Northern Canada represents 40% of the nation's total land mass.
  • Palaeo-Eskimos were the earliest to explore and adapt to life in the Canadian Arctic, roughly 4,500 years ago.
  • Roughly half of Canada's total caribou population are barren-ground caribou, which famously migrate in large herds; their range extends from Yukon through the central and eastern regions of the Northwest Territories, and a large part of Nunavut (including Baffin Island).


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

Order today!

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  • No.166783
  • Mintage5,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 11.72
  • Diameter (mm) 27 x 27
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value3 dollars
  • ArtistMaurade Baynton (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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