2013 Specimen Set: Canadian Arctic Expedition, 100th Anniversary

SKU: 623932051027

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Country: Canada
Year: 2013

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The Canadian Arctic Expedition was an important event in the exploration of the Canadian Arctic, helping to map the extent of Canada’s Arctic territory, preserve Canada’s sovereignty in the region, and uncover important research about the people, flora, fauna, and geology of the region. The year 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition.

The Design:
This Specimen Silver Dollar is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 36.07 millimetres and a weight of 23.17 grams. Designed by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross, the reverse image portrays several significant elements from the Canadian Arctic Expedition. In the foreground, the image draws on the abundant photography from the Expedition to present a portrait of three men standing beside a dogsled packed with gear. Harnessed to the sled, the waiting dog team is watches and listens for the command to move on across the Arctic tundra. Above the mountainous skyline on the distant horizon, a stylized image of a compass pointed 10 degrees east of true North fills the background.


Produced By: RCM
Year: 2013

Material: Other

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Finish: Specimen
Quantity Produced: 20,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian Arctic Expedition

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