2019 $200 Early Canadian History: Arrival of the Europeans - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932093645

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Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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Second issue in the Early Canadian History SeriesÑbeautifully crafted in 99.99% pure gold.

The story of Canada spans millennia, and this coin is the second issue in the exciting series that takes you back in time to the remarkable events and people that have made Canada the amazing place it is today.

CabotÕs voyage of 1497, and his reports of water so thick with fish that they could be scooped up by the basketful, inspired countless fishing ships to sail for the New World. They came from Portugal, France, Spain and England, and would ultimately meet with the Indigenous Peoples who were already well acquainted with the bounty that could be found off North AmericaÕs eastern shores.

The MiÕkmaq people spent their summers on the coast to fish and cultivate their fields. In winter, they moved to villages sites in the forest and hunted moose, deer and small game. Their expertise as a seafaring people was reflected in their skilfully crafted canoes which had upward-curving sides and high ends to keep out the rough seas. When European sailing ships appeared, the MiÕkmaq were quick to investigate the strange vessels and establish trading relationships with the newcomers.

Canadian artist Alan Daniel has created a stunning visual narrative of a MiÕkmaq trading party paddling to meet a Portuguese ship caught in a summer storm off the coast of present day Nova Scotia. Their canoe is filled with furs and one man is waving an animal hide to indicate their desire to trade. The MiÕkmaqÕs expertise as mariners is reflected in their skilfully crafted canoe which has upward-curving sides and high ends designed to keep out the rough seas.

Only 1,000 coins worldwideÑa must-have keepsake.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 200 Dollars
Year: 2019

Diameter: 29 mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 15.43 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.495 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Indigenous People on the Ship
Artist: Alan Daniel
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 1000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Canada's History,Exploring Canada

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