With a low mintage of only 15,000, this unique coin captures understanding of our global climate.
Hundreds of years ago, the Arctic was viewed as the gateway to the world. Today, it is viewed as the key to understanding it. It was clear that there was a need to study this unknown land where Sir Martin Frobisher searched for the Northwest Passage in 1576. Later other explorers followed suit and knowledge grew. Since the first Polar Year 125 years ago, much remains to be understood about the polar regions.