This one ounce, fine silver coin is part of the Royal Canadian Mint's "O Canada" series which showcases coins with beloved Canadian imagery. Here we see the pastime of skiing, an activity that originates back to (potentially) 4500 B.C.E! Originally used by ancient Scandinavians as a method of moving across snow-covered land more efficiently, it remained a practical method of transportation until about 1860, when it began to be enjoyed recreationally. Depicted on this striking coin is someone sliding over densely-packed snow, the mountains and conifers in the background and foreground shrouding them in a little natural paradise of their own. This coin is offered in the low mintage of just 8,500 and polished to proof-perfection, ensuring it will be prized by Royal Canadian Mint enthusiasts across the board.