The story of Canada is forever being written by visionary individuals who have one eye trained on the horizon and are always ready to break a new trail towards the future. In the 16th century, the search for a shorter trading route to Asia lured generations of explorers to the top of the world in search of the Northwest Passage. Their stories of a frozen and forbidding place with ice so powerful that it could crush and sink entire ships inspired awe and fear, and made the Arctic the coveted prize of the bravest explorers for over 400 years.
Expeditions searching for the Northwest Passage did so knowing they could be trapped for years, and that much of their exploring would be done on foot travelling across the sea ice. Much of their success was achieved through the assistance of the Arctic's indigenous Inuit who generously shared their wisdom of living on the land; providing food, clothing, and equipment including sledges and dogs.
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• 3rd coin in this exciting new series showcasing Canadian exploration and history.
• Celebrate one of Canada's most enduring frontiers—the frozen Arctic—that has captivated explorers for centuries and continues to spark the imagination today; beautifully crafted in this 99.99% pure silver coin.
• A fabulous keepsake that will be cherished by history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone with a passion for the Canadian Arctic.
• Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.
Your coin captures the essence of early Arctic exploration—the perilous phase when a ship becomes trapped and potentially crushed by ice and the crew must unload its supplies and travel by foot. Much of their success was achieved through the assistance of the Arctic's indigenous Inuit who generously shared their knowledge of the land, providing food, clothing and equipment, including sledges and dogs as shown in the foreground of the design.
Packaging: Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell box with custom beauty box.
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