To celebrate Nunavut’s 20th anniversay, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering a pure gold coin designed by Inuk artist Andrew Qappik, which highlights the walrus, ptarmigan, polar bear, bowhead whale and narwhal, all framed within the outline of a maple leaf.
“From the responsibly-mined gold, to the artist and his design, Canadians can be proud of this 100% Canadian coin,” says the Mint’s Vice President of Sales Chris Carkner.
The coin is crafted from 99.99% pure gold, mined in Nunavut at the TMAC Resources’ mine at Hope Bay and by Agnico Eagle Mines’ Meadowbank mine, near Baker Lake, Nunavut.
“We are honoured that gold from our Meadowbank mine is part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s special Symbols of the North collectible gold coin”, says Sean Boyd, Vice-Chair and CEO of Agnico Eagle Mines. “Our Inuit employees, suppliers and partners can all take great pride in knowing that they have participated in making this unique coin that celebrates their heritage and culture.”
The 2018 $20 pure gold 1/10 oz. coin – Symbols of the North has a limited mintage of 1,500 and retails for $359. It can be ordered by contacting the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the United States, or online at www.mint.ca.
The coin will soon be available at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, as well as through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.
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