Symbols of strength, beauty and resilience, the animals of the North are the proud emblems of our Arctic region. The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates Canada’s North with a special collectible crafted from Nunavut-sourced gold and struck on an innovative thin blank, which combines the gold content of a 1/10 oz. coin with the larger diameter of a 1/4 oz. one.

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  •  A NORTHERN CELEBRATION through and through, from the Arctic-themed design to the coin’s gold content.
  • A BIGGER GOLD CANVAS AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE: Struck on an innovative thin blank that delivers the affordable gold content of a 1/10 oz. gold coin with the larger diameter of a 1/4 oz. one — a Mint FIRST!
  • MADE IN CANADA: This striking keepsake has the rich gleam of 99.99% pure gold, which was sourced from two mines in Nunavut: Agnico Eagle Mines’ Meadowbank Mine and TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay Mine and refined in our state-of-the-art facility.
  • BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED with a limited mintage of 1,500 worldwide, this affordable gold coin is an outstanding addition to any collection.


Designed by Inuit artist Andrew Qappik, the engraved reverse highlights some of the diverse wildlife that embodies the spirit of Northern Canada. Land, sea and sky are represented in this Arctic-themed collage, which features the walrus, ptarmigan, polar bear, bowhead whale and narwhal. All are framed by the outline of a maple leaf shape that symbolizes a nation’s pride and reverence for these great northern icons.


Composition 99.99 % pure gold
Mintage 1,500
Weight (g)* 3.14
Diameter (mm) 20
Face Value $20
Finish Proof
Edge Serrated
Artist Andrew Qappik
Packaging Standard maroon clamshell with black beauty box
Finished Size 67 mm x 67 mm
Master Pack 75


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