2013 $100 Arctic Expedition - 14-kt. Gold Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2013

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This 2013 $100 coin marks the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913.  It has been double struck in 14 karat gold with a frosted cameo proof finish, the highest quality strike produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.  The coin weighs 12 grams and comes encapsulated and cased with a numbered certificate of authenticity.  

The Royal Canadian Mint first introduced $100 gold coins in 1976, and has been producing one coin in each year since this time.  Each of these coins marks a moment in the history of Canada with superb art in highest quality strike possible from the Royal Canadian Mint.  The 2013 coin is likely to be one of the most sought after and difficult to find coins in the series based both on its beautiful and historically interesting design and on its rarity.  The mintage of just 2500 pieces is the same as the 2012 mintage, which sold out early.


The Design:
This coin depicts several key images representative of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, including a survey team atop an ice floe taking research measurements and, in the background, a stylized globe of the Canadian Arctic. 


The Canadian Arctic Expedition:

In 1913, an international crew of scientists, sailors, guides and crewmen—called the Canadian Arctic Expedition (CAE)—set sail on a remarkable voyage of discovery in Canada's High Arctic. During the five years that followed, their work would touch unprecedented facets of Canada's far-flung northern reaches, including: previously unknown lands and islands, as well as thousands of photographs, artifacts and specimens that offered Canadians a glimpse of life in the Arctic. 



Denomination: 100 Dollars
Year: 2013

Diameter: 27mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.5833
Weight: 12 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.225 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Arctic Expedition Team
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 2,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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