Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 6 / PRNewswire / – The discovery of Klondike gold is recalled in pure gold of 5-9 and Ukrainian pysanka art glitters on egg-shaped coins.
The Royal Canadian Mint has released two new gold coins that mark important chapters of Canadian history and showcase local innovations. A new series in addition to 1 ounce, 99.999% pure gold bullion coins in Mint’s long line opens a new series dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the famous Klondike gold rush, while the latest Ukrainian Easter egg-inspired collector coin is a Meticulously designed includes eternal renovations celebrating the spring season.
2021 $ 200 1 oz 99.999% Pure Gold Coin – Klondike Gold Rush: Pan for Gold
In August 1896, Kish (Skookum Jim Mason), his nephews KA Goaks (Dawson Charlie), Shaw Tlya (Kate Carmack) and her husband, George Carmack, discovered a gold dug at Rabbit (Bonanza) Creek in the Yukon Territory of Canada . This amazing discovery provoked three goldsmiths searching for riches in the northern forests for three years. The resulting mining boom made Canada a major gold producer and encouraged the Yukon to join the Confederacy. It also accelerated the establishment of the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa and its world-class gold refinery.
The gold rush also had disastrous consequences for the local environment and the indigenous communities of the Klondike region. They have been suppressed and their traditional way of life has been weakened – a legacy Canada still grapples with today.
The reverse of this coin reflects the artwork of skilled coin designer Steve Hepburn. His depiction of a gold miner is one of the most enduring symbols of the gold rush. The gravel inside the pan and the water that shimmers in it as the precious gold stain is revealed to reveal the material is exquisitely carved. The water flowing from the pan also enlivens the scene due to the coin’s safety feature. The coin bears the characteristic radial lines of all mint bullion coins and a micro-engraved maple leaf mark with number 21, which corresponds to the year of issue. It is presented in a credit card-like packaging with a certificate of correctness signed by the mint’s chief inspector.
2021 $ 250 pure gold piecing coin
There are more than three million Canadians of Ukrainian descent, and Pinesca’s time-honored folk tradition, derived from action (to write), still thrives in western Canada and parts of Ontario, Quebec, and maritime provinces. It is a springtime ritual in which the eggs are glazed with wax and decorated with intricate designs and patterns. Although there are thousands of possible motifs, geometric and vegetative motifs are commonly used.
Made from approximately two troy ounces of 99.99% pure gold, this egg-shaped coin features a Pinesca design by Canadian artist Dave Melnechuk. The central form of the hen is a well-known symbol of breeding and breeding. Its tail feathers are adorned with beautiful sunflowers and each flower has eight petals, symbolizing eternity and balance. The roster is surrounded by a brilliant ribbon (“bezkonechnyk”), with spectacular sunbursts that represent happiness and growth. Each element of this complex piacenka is engraved to the smallest detail. The front of the coin depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Suzana Blunt.
You can see pictures of this coin here.
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