This captivating $10 fine silver coin captures a view a team of sled dogs, while the Northern Lights dance overhead. The colourful coin is a visual celebration of a nation and its spirit. Mintage is limited to 15,000. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
The design by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo features a dog sled team riding out in the Canadian wilderness beneath the aurora borealis on a cold winter night. Nature’s silent hold on the wintry landscape is temporarily disrupted by the arrival of a dog sledding team, which infuses the cold air with barking and an infectious, almost boundless energy. Working in tandem, these four-harnessed dogs merrily make their way along the path, pulling the sled and their driver (musher) behind them at a moderate pace across the wintry landscape. Viewed from a lower vantage point that places the focus on the lead dogs, the huskies seemingly smile as they race under a starry sky. The musher is bundled up and well equipped for the journey on this clear night. There is no race here—just him and the solitude of the great outdoors, while the greenish hue of the aurora borealis dances overhead in the blue-black sky. It’s the Great White North at its grandest.