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THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
CANADIAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION SERIES

CANADIAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION CENTENNIAL

This coin tells the story of the first Canadian Arctic Expedition that set out 100 years ago. It was inspired by a photograph taken of Expedition members posing next to their loaded sled and trusted dogs, who stand ready to pull them across the Arctic in search of uncharted lands.
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ARCTIC SYMBOLS

This commemorative coin tells many stories. The story of the beluga and bowhead whales, which are often seen swimming the Arctic waters. It speaks of kayaks and umiaks, the boats used by the Inuits to travel and hunt. It shows the pattern of an igloo's snow blocks and an amauti that tells the story of Inuit women. And, it tells of a Dorset mask and Thule comb from the ancient people of the North.
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ANOTHER GREAT CANADIAN STORY TO HOLD ON TO

FIND THEM IN YOUR CHANGE

The four commemorative 25-cent coins are already in circulation. You might even have one already! Take your child on an exciting adventure: look for the four new coins in your change, and ask your friends and family to look for them too!
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FIND THEM HERE

Collect the series and sets commemorating the Canadian Arctic Expedition, available online and at Royal Canadian Mint boutiques. Purchase a 25-cent 12- pack and receive a free Heart of the Arctic collector card.
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