Welcome!

News Feed Item

Frozen in time in photos and film, the 100 year-old Canadian Arctic Expedition is now captured on the Royal Canadian Mint's 2013 Proof Silver dollar

OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Passionate about making people discover Canada through its coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is today pleased to commemorate the watershed discoveries of the 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition on its 2013 Proof Silver Dollar.  This flagship of the Mint's collector coin program celebrates another milestone of Canadian history by reviving the fascinating story of intrepid explorers, mapping Canada's Far North and studying its people, wildlife and resources to gain knowledge and understanding of previously unseen and unvisited parts of our planet.  The legacy of this historic undertaking is now preserved in 99.99% pure silver on the 2013 Proof Silver Dollar and several other 2013 Mint collector products. 

"The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue a great variety of collector coins which bring events of our past back to life and spark interest in learning more about Canada's fascinating history," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The Canadian Arctic Expedition was one of our greatest adventures of the early 20th century and we are delighted to bring back the spirit of exploration and discovery by devoting our 2013 Proof Silver Dollar to its 100th anniversary".

In addition to the 2013 Proof Silver Dollar, the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition is commemorated on: the 2013 Brilliant Silver Dollar; the 2013 Fine Silver Proof Set; the 2013 $100 Gold Coin; and a duo of 99.99% pure gold and silver kilo coins.  All these products  can be ordered by directly contacting the Royal Canadian Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca.  These coins will also be sold at the Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver as well as through the Mint's global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.  Please see attached backgrounder for further product information.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit. www.mint.ca

Images of the Mint's 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition products are available by visiting ftp://communications:[email protected].


Backgrounder


THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT'S
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION
COMMEMORATIVE COINS

One hundred years after Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden despatched explorers and researchers on an ambitious and intrepid mission to map the Canadian Arctic and study its peoples, wildlife and geology, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to celebrate the centennial of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913 on its annual Proof Silver Dollar and other finely crafted precious metal collectibles.

This historic expedition was led by ethnologist Vilhjalmur Stefansson and zoologist Rudolph Anderson, whose teams split into a Northern Party, headed by Stefansson to undertake the bulk of the mapping exercise, while Anderson's Southern Party explored the geology, flora and fauna, and native inhabitants of the Arctic Mainland.  After three years of research over thousands of kilometres, the Canadian Arctic Expedition discovered new islands and mapped land which even local inhabitants had never seen. The Southern Party compiled 14 volumes of scientific data and gathered thousands of specimens and artefacts, some of which continue to educate Canadians through permanent national museum collections.

Reserved for milestone commemorations given the coin's reputation as the flagship of the Mint's annual collector coin program, the 2013 edition of the Proof Silver Dollar features a captivating design by artist Bonnie Ross whose illustration of three men standing in front of a gear-packed dog sled, ready to take their first north-bound steps into uncharted territory, captures the vision of the explorers as they would have posed for one last photograph before setting out on their historic journey 100 years ago.  The background of this scene is filled with the details of a compass rose, pointing northwards to show their intended destination. Double-dated 1913-2013, this 99.99% pure silver coin has a highly prized proof finish, which consists of a mirror-like background against which frosted design elements are elegantly contrasted.  Limited to a mintage of 40,000 coins world-wide, the 2013 Proof Silver Dollar is available for $59.95 CDN.

Bonnie Ross' design appears throughout the family of Silver Dollar products, which  includes a Brilliant Silver Dollar, limited to a mintage of 20,000 coins and available for $54.95 CDN, as well as a Fine Silver Proof Set featuring a Silver Dollar enhanced with selective gold plating, as well as all of Canada's 2013 circulation coinage (5-, 10-, 25- and 50-cents, as well as $1 and $2) rendered in 99.99% pure silver.  Limited to 25,000 sets world-wide, the set retails for $229.95 CDN.

The 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition is also commemorated on the 2013 $100 Gold Coin.  On this coin, Bonnie Ross has captured the expedition at work, with a scene of a seated explorer peering through a sextant, while behind him a photographer operates a camera on a tripod as other members of this party and their sled dogs stand in front of an Arctic mountain range.  In place of an ordinary sky, the upper area of the coin is filled by a map outline showing the vast expanse of the Canadian Arctic, stretching from coast to coast to coast.  This 14-karat gold coin is limited to a world-wide mintage of 2,500 coins and retails for $599.95 CDN.

A final tribute to the Arctic discoveries of 1913 is found on an impressive duo of 99.99% pure gold and silver kilo coins.  Designed by Canadian artist W. David Ward, these feature a highly detailed portrait of the north shore of Baffin Island, overlooking Lancaster Sound, at the mouth of the Northwest Passage—a region that evokes the Arctic's various landscape elements: icebergs, glaciers, mountains, ice plains, and frozen waters.  Limited to a mintage of only 20 coins, the gold kilo retails for $69,000.00 CDN.  The silver kilo is limited to 750 coins and retails for $2,249.95 CDN.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain.
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTred processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Quickly find the root cause of complex database problems slowing down your applications. Up to 88% of all application performance issues are related to the database. DPA’s unique response time analysis shows you exactly what needs fixing - in four clicks or less. Optimize performance anywhere. Database Performance Analyzer monitors on-premises, on VMware®, and in the Cloud, including Amazon® AWS and Azure™ virtual machines.
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
The goal of Continuous Testing is to shift testing left to find defects earlier and release software faster. This can be achieved by integrating a set of open source functional and performance testing tools in the early stages of your software delivery lifecycle. There is one process that binds all application delivery stages together into one well-orchestrated machine: Continuous Testing. Continuous Testing is the conveyor belt between the Software Factory and production stages. Artifacts are ...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Back in February of 2017, Andrew Clay Schafer of Pivotal tweeted the following: “seriously tho, the whole software industry is stuck on deployment when we desperately need architecture and telemetry.” Intrigue in a 140 characters. For me, I hear Andrew saying, “we’re jumping to step 5 before we’ve successfully completed steps 1-4.”
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...