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Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Dogsledding: Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities - Mintage: 4,000 (2019)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Dogsledding: Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities - Mintage: 4,000 (2019)

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Mintage: 4,000
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Embrace the cold and enjoy a winter adventure! Order today!

Picture yourself gliding across snow-covered trails, pulled by a team of high-energy sled dogs. Dogsledding was once a necessary means of transportation in the winter for the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Today, it is a recreational activity and a memorable winter experience to be had in our Great White North. The second coin in our Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities offers an antidote to the winter blues during Canada’s coldest month: adventure! The colourful reverse invites you to step into the frozen landscape, where a team of sled dogs kicks up powdery snow while rushing by.

Experience the rush of dogsledding with this beautiful coin! Order today!

Special Features:
  • FEATURES A MIX OF ENGRAVING AND COLOUR! The central image on your coin stands out thanks to the use of vibrant colours.
  • STYLIZED ICONS FRAME THE REVERSE! A stylized icon represents each month’s theme on your coins. Together, these engraved symbols form a frame that is the common design feature on all 12 coins in this series.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:

The reverse image by artist Steve Hepburn features a colourful depiction of a team of sled dogs slicing through the powdery snow on a clear winter day. The adventure-themed image is framed by stylized icons that represent popular outdoor activities and sights in Canada: (clockwise from top) Niagara Falls; a Christmas tree; a rodeo; wine tasting; dogsledding; folk music; cherry blossoms; maple syrup tasting; whale watching; tulips; coastal drive; and the aurora borealis. The obverse features the year “2019” and face value “3 DOLLARS”, and the framed effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • “Mush” comes from “Marche.”
    Early French Canadian drivers would call out “Marche!” (“Walk!”) as a command to move. This was misinterpreted as “Mush!” and drivers soon became known as mushers. A few more terms: “Gee” means “Turn right” while “Haw” means “Turn left.”
  • Sled dogs can move quickly!
    A well-trained team of sled dogs may reach speeds of up to 32 kilometres per hour, and can cover up to 130 kilometres in one day.
  • Every dog plays a role.
    A lead dog’s role is to set the pace for the pack and follow the driver’s commands. Behind the leader, point dogs help steer the sled through turns. Those in the middle of the pack (swing) maintain the pace, while the wheel dogs at the back are the strong workhorses that get the sled moving and pull it around obstacles.

Packaging:

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

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Specifications

  • No.171169
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishreverse proof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value3 dollars
  • ArtistSteve Hepburn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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