1/2 Ounce Pure Gold Coin – Early Canadian History: The Fur Trade – Mintage: 1,200 (2021)
1/2 Ounce Pure Gold Coin – Early Canadian History: The Fur Trade – Mintage: 1,200 (2021) 99.99% Pure Gold. 29 mm. 15.43 grams. Obv: ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA, Queen Elizabeth II facing right by Susanna Blunt. Rev: CANADA 200 DOLLARS 2021, artist Sheila Orr has created a captivating visual narrative of a Nishiiyuu family departing from their camp, their canoe loaded with supplies for the trip and bundles of furs destined for the trading post. It is springtime in the mid 1700s; the adults are wearing new caribou hide clothing and their child is dressed in a rabbit fur coat. On land, the fish are drying, the food is cached and beaver skulls are hung from a tree as a traditional show of respect. In the sky, the return of migrating geese heralds a new season: summer, a time for gatherings and celebrations. Number 414 of 1,200 total. Black clamshell with clear plastic holder. Suggested retail price $1649 US.
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