Mintage of only 12,000 coins!
This coin is certified to be 99.99% pure gold with a metal content of 1.270 grams, 1/25th of an ounce, and a diameter of 13.92 millimetres. In this coin’s reverse image design, Canadian artist Tony Bianco portrays the elemental image that inspired gold fever throughout the 1860s: a rusty, smoke-blackened tin pan, just lifted from the river’s waters, filled with gleaming gold dust and nuggets of purest water-filtered gold. Against a polished central field, the image centres on the pan, highly texturized by Royal Canadian Mint engravers to convey the rough, gritty nature of this time-worn prospecting tool. Two hands grasp the pan from the top of the image, carefully tipping it toward the river’s waters lying just below the pan, to bring to light assorted rocks, stones, sand, and gold nuggets. Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint- branded maroon clamshell case, lined with a black flock and protected by a black sleeve.