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Acquire this limited edition collectible, the second release of the popular Klondike Gold Rush series of gold coins by the prestigious Royal Canadian Mint!

“Gold!” Imagine yourself standing in a stream, panning for gold and striking it rich — this was the golden promise that briefly lured more than 30,000 fortune seekers to Canada’s North, and it forever changed the land, its people and their traditional ways of living in a manner that continues to be felt.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • The second coin in the new Klondike Gold Rush series in 1-ounce 99.999% pure gold
  • Rendered in exquisite detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers
  • Consisting of 1 oz of 99999 Pure Gold
  • Features a micro-engraved maple leaf laser mark in the coin’s field. In the centre of the mark, visible under magnification, is the numeral “22”, denoting the coin’s year of issue
  • Unique credit-card sized packaging ideal for easy handling and storing

The world-famous Klondike Gold Rush (1896-1899) is an important chapter in Canada’s history, and this year (2021) marks the 125th anniversary of the discovery that started it all. In August 1896, Keish (Skookum Jim Mason) and his nephew Kàa Goox (Dawson Charlie) sought out and found Shaaw Tlàa (Kate Carmack), and her husband, George Carmack, before the group made the famous find that captured the world’s attention.

After the first gold pieces were found in August 1896 at Rabbit (Bonanza) Creek, the initial rush of prospectors turned into a stampede the following year. The ensuing boom days spurred Yukon’s entry into Confederation, and Canada’s development as one of the world’s leading gold producers, but the Klondike Gold Rush also had a devastating impact on local Indigenous communities. Gold rushers not only displaced these communities, but also introduced policies that fundamentally undermined their traditional ways of life—a legacy those communities still grapple with today.

The Klondike Gold Rush is often viewed as a great frontier adventure but its legacy is more complex. This was no mere rush for riches – it was a critical moment that transformed those who lived it, and changed our nation forever.

The reverse depicts the process of panning for gold pouring into a maple leaf contained within a circle, one of the easiest ways prospectors utilized to source precious metals during the gold discovery rush in the Klondike region. An extraordinary gold rush portrait that brings a powerful symbol of those times into sight with a meticulously sculpted engraving. This side of the gold bullion coin also features the name of the country, the year of the release, a privy mark with the number "22" as an advanced security mechanism, the artist's initials, a maple leaf and the metal weight, type and purity in English and French.

The obverse features a depiction of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her name and title initials and the legal tender value of 200 Canadian Dollars of the gold coin against a background consisting of precise radial lines.

ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 Fine Gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 Pure Gold purity in 1999.

8636
2022
Brilliant Uncirculated
New
99999
Canada
Royal Canadian Mint
CAD 200
1 oz
30
2.70

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