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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. Their discoveries not only better defined Canada's northern boundaries, but fundamentally contributed to Canada's scientific, social and cultural knowledge of the Arctic and the people who lived there. This redefined the region in the Canadian imagination, and helped establish the special place it maintains in national life today.
Your coin commemorates an important event in the history of Canada! If you are a history buff or have friends who are, this coin makes an ideal gift!
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• Your coin captures one of the twentieth century's most exciting moments in exploration: the Canadian Arctic Expedition.
• Your coin beautifully depicts a survey team, dressed for Arctic weather, with a stylized globe of the Canadian Arctic behind them.
• Limited mintage of only 2,500 worldwide.
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross and 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.
• Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
• Your coin is accompanied by a serialized certificate—your proof of ownership for this coin and evidence that your coin has been individually inspected by our resident quality assurance specialists.
An ideal gift for Canadian historians and people interested in Arctic exploration!
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