This 2014 $15 fine silver coin is the sixth coin in an exciting series by the Royal Canadian Mint, which highlights significant milestones and eras in Canadian exploration throughout history. It aims to capture the joy of adventure and discovery, esteeming the bold explorers whose thirst for the unknown have helped to shape Canadian identity. This coin is struck in about 3/4 of an ounce (23.17 grams) of 99.99% fine silver, and has a mintage of 15,000 pieces worldwide. As a pure silver coin, this item is GST/HST-exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian artist John Mantha honours the countless cartographers who contributed to the map of Canada, with a design featuring David Thompson (1770-1857), celebrated as North America's "greatest geographer."