1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Dog Sledding Under the Northern Lights (2017)

1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Dog Sledding Under the Northern Lights (2017)

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1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Dog Sledding Under the Northern Lights (2017)

$51.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
Canada and US only

It's the Great White North at its grandest! Order yours today!

Once the choice mode of winter transportation for Aboriginal peoples, dog sledding is a much-loved seasonal activity in Canada. Even as a sport, its popularity is easy to understand: there's the thrill of the speed; the cold winter air that heightens the senses; the infectious energy of the dogs lunging forward and working in tandem; and the solitude that can only be found in the Canadian wilderness—particularly at night, with only the moon or the northern lights to light the way. This is Iconic Canada! Whether landscape, flora, fauna or tradition, symbolic icons that are so identifiably Canadian bring us together "with glowing hearts."

Affordable and colourful, this is the coin for you! Order today!

Special features:
  • NEW COLLECTORS WELCOME! Whether you're new to coin collecting, or sharing the hobby with a loved one, this is the perfect introduction to the world of numismatic coins!
  • COLOURS FIT FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Few natural phenomena stir emotions like the aurora borealis, which is presented here in cutting-edge colour. The coin allows you to experience nature's light show year-round!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!


Designed by Claudio D'Angelo, your coin features a dog sled team riding out in the Canadian wilderness beneath the aurora borealis on a cold winter night. Nature's silent hold on the wintry landscape is temporarily disrupted by the arrival of a dog sledding team, which infuses the cold air with barking and an infectious, almost boundless energy. Working in tandem, these four harnessed dogs merrily make their way along the path, pulling the sled and their driver (musher) behind them at a moderate pace across the wintry landscape. Viewed from a lower vantage point that places the focus on the lead dogs, the huskies seemingly smile as they race under a starry sky. The musher is bundled up and well equipped for the journey on this clear night. There is no race here—just him and the solitude of the great outdoors, while the greenish hue of the aurora borealis dances overhead in the blue-black sky. It's the Great White North at its grandest!


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

Order your coin today!


I bought it as a gift. They thought it was cute. Nice coin.


Beautiful coin. Great for husky lovers.









Good item for collection


Collecting for grandchildren.

Johnny C

Pembroke, Ontario


I would buy this product again


Just something to have for my children

Ken the collector

Dartmouth, NS, Canada


Quite nice !!



Artic Travel

MB, Canada


It's nice to have in the collection..


It's my hobby to collect coins.




Very beautiful coin loved by everyone who sees it


Enjoy the craftsmanship and enjoy showing it to friends and family

Five pin



I love it.


I got it for my husband as he loves the northern lights and dog sledding.


Vancouver Island, B C


Very nice and pleased I made this purchase.


50th Birthday Present


Vancouver, BC.


I have only three Nephews and Nieces and having bought them


As I started to say in the first box ......having bought them one a piece I decided to shop around for other coins. Unfortunately I have not found any that have caught my eye yet. Maybe when you publish the christmas coin for 2017 I'll fancy it and buy them one apiece again. For Pete's sake please publish at least a picture of what it may look like. That is to prevent me taking my shopping elsewhere. Brian.T.S.Burke. B.Ed.,M.Ed.,D.Ed.




1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Dog Sledding Under the Northern Lights (2017)

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Does it glow in the dark? Looking for the coin that does this?


Hi Kari, This coin does not glow in the dark, but we have several other coins that do. Here's the link to our glow in the dark coins page; http://www.mint.ca/store/buy/glow-in-the-dark_coins-cat570009


how many coin when I buy this

Annie Tsun Yee So

Hi Annie, If you order this product ("1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Dog Sledding Under the Northern Lights (2017)") you will receive 1 coin. However, this coin is also part of our "Iconic Canada" series that feature 5 different pure silver coins. Here's the link to the "1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 5-Coin Subscription - Iconic Canada (2017)"; http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/coins-prod2920120


Is the coin part of a subscription?


Hi Buddy, Yes, this coin is part of the "1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 5-Coin Subscription - Iconic Canada (2017)". If you add the single coin to your cart and proceed to checkout, you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the 5 coin subscription.


Is this coin a 1 off or is it part of a new Set or Series?


This coin will be made as a single but is also part of a colourful Iconic Canada Series that will start advertising in March.

Ashley (Product Team)


  • No.158955
  • Mintage15,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistClaudio D'Angelo (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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