Mintage of only 1,500 coins! Sold out at the mint!
Engraved in exquisite detail to celebrate one of Canada’s most important national icons, the Beaver. Designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra, your coin features a portrait of a beaver family, its members immersed in the work of felling trees for their dam, lodge, and food cache. The image occupies the entire reverse field and is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “50 DOLLARS.”
Comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock, protected by a black sleeve and accompanied by a serialized certificate of authentitcity.
The Beaver played a major role in Canada’s colonial history, becoming one of the primary motivators for the European explorers of the 17th century to forego their search for a passage to Asia and focus instead on the natural resources offered by the North American continent. With fur at its zenith in European fashions, beaver pelt hats became a product lucrative enough to feed settlement of the “new” continent by England and France.