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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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Mintage: 6,000
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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.


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

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  • 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)

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