Last updated on July 10th, 2018 at 10:13 am
Last Updated on July 10, 2018 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
The Canadian Arctic Expedition (CAE) of 1913-1918 was an important event in the history of Canada, helping to map out its northern borders and explore its rich flora, fauna, and geology. It also served to preserve Canada’s sovereignty in the region and marked a significant turning point in the territorial history of the Canadian Arctic that helped shape Canada into a free and strong nation. The year 2013 marked 100 years of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, and the perfect way to have a reminder of this glorious historic moment for all Canadians is the RDC 2013 Canada Arctic Expedition Fine Silver Double Dollar Proof Set. This Canadian Silver Dollar set contains:
A Bonnie Ross Masterpiece
The Proof Silver Dollar has a diameter of 36.07 millimetres and a weight of 23.17 grams. It is certified to be 99.99% pure silver and was designed by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross; owner of Ross Graphic, who was asked by the Royal Canadian Mint on several occasions to contribute to special edition coins that are currently in circulation. The reverse of the Proof Silver Dollar coin image portrays several significant elements from the Canadian Arctic Expedition.
The Front of the Coin
The front of the coin has the portrait of three men standing beside a dogsled packed with gear. Connected to the sled, the team of dogs wait for the command to move across the Arctic tundra. In the distant horizon, there is an image of a compass pointed 10 degrees east of true North that fills the background.
The reverse of the coin features the words “CANADA DOLLAR” and the dates “1913-2013” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition. The obverse has the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by artist Susanna Blunt.
The entire Proof Set is struck in 99.99% Fine Silver, with selective gold plating enhancing the design of the Proof Dollar and the $1 and $2 being fully gold plated. This set makes for an excellent addition to any collection that focuses on the celebration of Canadian identity, the Arctic, Canadiana or history in general. It showcases the grandeur and variety of the Canadian landscape and is an excellent gift for lovers of exploration. Consider opting for this beautiful set of coins if you are thinking about finding the perfect present for a friend or loved one who’s as much an adventurer as the men of the CAE once were.
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