Canadians often express their sense of national identity and pride through objects that carry a deeper, special meaning. This fine silver coin celebrates the Inukshuk-the Inuit stone structure that conveys friendship and guidance-as an iconic representation of Canada and the Canadian spirit.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Tony Bianco features magnificent reverse gold plating, which creates a striking gold background and contrasts beautifully with the silver coin’s engraved elements. The Inukshuk on the reverse is of the Innunguaq variety, with a ‘human-like’ shape created by stacking multiple stones of different sizes, from large flat boulders that form the arms to the rounded boulders that form the legs and head. Meticulous engraving gives the stones a remarkable life-like quality, while the silver of the coin gives it a majestic, awe-inspiring shine. The gold-plated obverse features the silver effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, with an added ‘P’ mark to indicate the plated nature of the coin.
The reverse gold plating makes this coin a one-of-a-kind addition to any collection, particularly Canadiana-themed ones! A meaningful and symbolic gift that conveys friendship and guidance to loved ones who may be far from home.