1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Canada: Inukshuk - Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

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1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

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$59.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,000
Canada and US only

A FIRST! Reverse gold-plated coin! Order today!

An Inukshuk is an enduring Inuit tradition and a proud symbol of the Canadian North. These sculptures of unworked stone form distinctive monuments, which were traditionally used to communicate direction for hunting or navigation along difficult terrain, or to warn of potential dangers ahead; wherever there are vast, open spaces, an Inukshuk says "I was here" or "You are on the right path" to those who may be far from home. Building an Inukshuk, whether small or large, is a selfless act that leaves a sign for travellers; one that offers meaning and guidance, and ultimately mirrors the community spirit for which Canadians are renowned. As such, this timeless, spiritual symbol of the Arctic and its people has become a universal symbol for hope and friendship, with meaning and history that are a fundamental part of our Canadian values.

A gorgeous design featuring a magnificent reverse gold plating, this coin will be the showcase of your collection! Order today!

Special features:
  • A FIRST! Your coin is the first reverse gold-plated coin by the Royal Canadian Mint!
  • REVERSE AND OBVERSE GOLD PLATING! Gold-plating throughout both the coin's reverse and obverse gives your fine silver coin the unique appearance of a gold coin.
  • BEAUTIFUL SHOWCASE OF EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP! Set against the gold-plated background, the intricately engraved Inukshuk stands out with its remarkable silver gleam!
  • ADDED "P" MARK TO INDICATE THE PLATED NATURE OF YOUR COIN! The gold-plated obverse features the silver effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt with an added "P" mark to indicate the plated nature of your coin.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited mintage worldwide.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, your coin features magnificent reverse gold plating, which creates a striking gold background and contrasts beautifully with the silver coin's engraved elements. The Inukshuk on the reverse is of the Innunguaq variety, with a "human-like" shape created by stacking multiple stones of different sizes, from large flat boulders that form the arms to the rounded boulders that form the legs and head. Meticulous engraving gives the stones a remarkable life-like quality, while the silver of the coin gives it a majestic, awe-inspiring shine. The gold-plated obverse features the silver effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, with an added "P" mark to indicate the plated nature of the coin.

Did you know…
  • The word Inukshuk is pronounced "in-ook-shook" and means "in the likeness of a human"; Inukshuk is the singular, Inuksuit is the plural.
  • In modern culture, the most recognized version of the Inukshuk is the Innunguaq, which is built to resemble a human; its arms or legs can point the way towards safe passage or shelter, while one without arms might indicate a food cache.
  • Some Inuksuit also serve to commemorate a person who has died, or to signify a spiritual place or an object of importance.
  • An Inukshuk is considered sacred; disassembling or destroying one is said to bring bad luck.
  • A red Inukshuk is the centrepiece of the official flag of Nunavut, with Niqirtsuituq, the North Star, to the right of it.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016)
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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    (21)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (20)
  • Authentic (16)
  • Detailed (15)
  • Rare (12)
  • Mint condition (9)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Hobby (17)
  • Adults (15)
  • Memorabilia (12)
  • Lifetime (9)
  • Teenagers (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (21), Grandparent (5), Parent of two or more children (4), Education oriented (3), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (5)

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5.0

Graduation Gift

By Don V.

from Kitchener, On

About Me Collector

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Rare

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Teens

    Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

    Just floored the person I gave it to. Was very taken aback at the thought given to him for a gift of remembrance. Great quality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Best coin this year so far !

    By Dave Ham

    from Winnipeg,Manitoba

    About Me Collector, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hobby
      • Lifetime
      • Memorabilia

      Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

      A very good looking coin !

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfection

      By Bonger99

      from Plant City Fl

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

      To me every coin that I have bought from the Canadian mint is a work of art...and so far I have not received anything less.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Inukshuk Coin Mintage Amount!!

      By 2013MustangGT

      from Nova Scotia

      About Me Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition
      • Rare

      Cons

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        • Hobby
        • Lifetime

        Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

        I have an issue with my coins Certificate of Authenticity. On Printed Material and on the RCM's website it says 6,000 Minted.

        Well my Certificate of Authenticity says 10,000 minted?

        I Scanned the Certificate (Both sides) and sent it to the Mint and haven't heard anything from them.

        I have spoken to the Mint twice and still don't know if the Minted Quantity 6,000 or 10,000???

        Maybe their is a another 4,000 Coins out there!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        My New Favorite

        By Chuck Canuck

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me Collector

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        Pros

        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Rare

        Cons

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          • Adults
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          Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

          A beautiful coin that I just love to keep admiring. Very happy I have one for my collection.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Inukshuk coin

          By george

          from Cambridge

          About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Displays Well
          • Super

          Cons

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            • Adults
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            • Teens

            Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

            Super gift giving items

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Neat Coin

            By Gail

            from Brunswick, Ga

            About Me Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

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              • Adults
              • Lifetime
              • Memorabilia

              Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

              Unusual Coin, attractive and detailed. Not the usual common coin, most will be pleased with it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              a new Canadian super hero?

              By no thanks

              from st catharines

              About Me Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

              Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                  visually nice effect, but image looks a bit like a giant stone monster strutting across the tundra

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  awesome coin

                  By ade the collector

                  from ontario

                  About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well
                  • Rare

                  Cons

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                    • Adults
                    • Hobby
                    • Older Children
                    • Teens

                    Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                    Nice concept with the gold on silver rather than silver on gold but it would have even better if it was a 1/Oz coin

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Should be first in a set of similar size and quality.

                    By Buddy

                    from NL

                    About Me Collector

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Authentic
                    • Detailed
                    • Displays Well

                    Cons

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                      • Adults
                      • Memorabilia

                      Comments about 1/2 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Fine Silver Coin – Iconic Canada: Inukshuk – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                      Excellent quality and workmanship.

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                      • No

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                      Specifications

                      • No.149869
                      • Mintage6,000
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 15.87
                      • Diameter (mm) 34
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value10 dollars
                      • ArtistTony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)