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2013 (1913-) Canadian 25-Cent Arctic Expedition 100th Anniv/Life In The North Quarter Original Coin Roll

Item: #2013ARCTICEX-25BU    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #2013ARCTICEX-25BU

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2013 (1913-) Canadian 25-Cent Arctic Expedition 100th Anniv/Life In The North Quarter Original Coin Roll

 

2013 (1913-) Canadian 25-Cent Arctic Expedition 100th Anniv

In 1913, an international crew of scientists, sailors, guides and crewmen called the Canadian Arctic Expedition (CAE) set sail on a remarkable voyage of discovery in Canada's High Arctic. During the five years that followed, their work would touch unprecedented facets of Canada's far-flung northern reaches, including: previously unknown lands and islands, as well as thousands of photographs, artifacts and specimens that offered Canadians a glimpse of life in the Arctic. Their discoveries not only better defined Canada's northern boundaries, but fundamentally contributed to Canada's scientific, social and cultural knowledge of the Arctic and the people who lived there.


Design

The obverse design features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in right profile at 77 years old, surrounded by the Latin inscription "ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA". This effigy was designed by Susanna Blunt.

This coin was designed by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross and draws on photography from the Canadian Arctic Expedition. The coin depicts a group of three men aboard a dogsled, the waiting dog team before them listening for the command to move on across the Arctic tundra. The skyline and horizon in the background are filled with a stylized image of a compass.

 

2013 Canadian 25-Cent Life In The North

The Bowhead whale on this coin has been transformed into a canvas displaying multiple facets of Inuit culture and history. A large Dorset Culture ivory mask on the dorsal part of the bowhead whale and smaller depictions on its lower jaw represent the Tuniit (paleo-Eskimos) which migrated from Siberia across the Bering Straight into North America.  An amauti design on the tail represents hooded clothing worn by Inuit women, while an igloo pattern adorns its mid-section and the Thule ivory comb on its head symbolizes Inuit expansion across Canada.  This scene is encircled by the silhouette of a breaching whale being pursued by a traditional whaling boat and kayaks along the coin’s rim.


Design

The obverse design features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in right profile at 77 years old, surrounded by the Latin inscription "ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA". This effigy was designed by Susanna Blunt.

This coin features two beluga whales swim alongside a bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus). Above is the country of issue "CANADA", and underneath lie the face value "25 CENTS", and the year "2013".

 

 

Packaging

Each roll contains a mix of 40 coins of Royal Canadian Mint issued 2013 (1913-) Canadian 25-Cent Arctic Expedition 100th Anniv & 2013 Canadian 25-Cent Life In The North quarters in original unopened condition.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only. 

 

Specifications

Face Value: 25 cents
Mintage: N/A
Composition: 94% steel, 3.8% copper, 2.2% nickel plating
Weight (g): 4.4
Diameter (mm): 23.88
Finish: BU

 

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