Canada Celebrates Native Culture on a Coin

25 Sep 2020  Fri

A new small gold collector coin from Canada offers native gold featuring a native-inspired design. The Proof 9999 fine gold Dollars 10 coin is the first 20th-ounce gold collector coin available on its own from the Royal Canadian Mint. This Arctic celebration is crafted from Nunavut-sourced gold that comes from two different mines. The coin weighs 1.58 grams

The coin features the design of Inuk artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut, which is a contemporary-styled celebration of Inuit culture, identity, and way of life. Surrounded by inuksuit (rock formations created by First Nations people) that symbolize community and guidance, the Inuk woman at the centre of the image tends to the traditional qulliq, an Inuit oil lamp that provides light and warmth. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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