PLEASE NOTE HOLOGRAM SEAL IS CURLED UP A BIT PLUS CAPSULE HAS A CRACK AND SCUFF MARKS ON IT
In 1896, a major gold rush in Yukon’s Klondike Valley brought an awareness of gold mining and the theme of mineral wealth into the Canadian consciousness. Romantic notions of sacks filled with gold coins and rags-to-riches glory took hold of the public imagination. After a series of negotiations with the British authorities, the Ottawa Mint Act was passed in 1901, allowing for a branch of the British Royal Mint to be established in Canada to produce domestic coinage. The Ottawa branch of the British Royal Mint officially opened in 1908.
In March of 1912, the first gold coins that were Canadian in every aspect, from raw material to reverse image design, were struck.
One hundred years after the first Canadian gold coins were minted, they have returned home to the Royal Canadian Mint, formerly the Ottawa branch of the British Royal Mint. Although the world into which they now shed their warm glow is utterly different from their original era—these storied coins retain a moment in Canadian history when progress, hope, pride, and victory burned brightly in the Canadian imagination.
Hand-selected by Mint staff for a high quality appearance, with minimal evidence of wear caused by handling, storage, or environmental conditions, these coins are wonderful examples of Canadian numismatic history. They offer the best combination of quality and affordability which gives a wide range of customers the chance to buy a special coin not seen on the market for nearly 100 years.
Own a part of Canadian history! Be one of the few to own such an illustrious and rare coin!
• Your authentic 1913 first Canadian gold coin is composed of 90% fine Canadian gold, much of it from Ontario, and 10% copper.
• Your gold coin was hand selected from the thousands of available coins!
• Extremely limited volume of only 6,650 is available from the Royal Canadian Mint!
Material: Gold (.900)
Weight: 0.4387 oz.