2023 1 oz Au Klondike Passage for Gold .99999 BU (Damaged Assay)

2023 1 oz Au Klondike Passage for Gold .99999 BU (Damaged Assay)

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The third coin in the Klondike Gold Rush series features miners digging for Gold next to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. Hoping to strike it rich, many prospectors traveled around the world to take advantage of this newfound discovery.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .99999 fine Gold.
  • Available at a discount due to damage to the assay card.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Susanna Blunt’s design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the $200 face value and the year 2023.
  • Reverse: Masterfully crafted by Royal Canadian Mint engravers, the reverse combines two scenes: a depiction of a comparable locomotive that White Pass & Yukon Route Railway used to bring passengers and supplies into the Yukon in the early 1900s, and a view of prospectors using sluice boxes to recover placer Gold.
  • Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.

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This is the third release in the Klondike Gold Rush series and would be a great addition to any Gold collection. Add this .99999 fine 1 oz Passage for Gold coin to your cart today!

Royal Canadian Mint .99999 Fine Gold Bullion
While most Gold bullion coins are made of .9999 fine Gold, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced several commemorative coins of .99999 fine Gold. These are the purest Gold coins ever minted. Among these, you will find Gold Maple Leafs, Gold Call of the Wild series, and now the Klondike Gold Rush coins. The Royal Canadian Mint is known around the world for its beautiful designs and unique minting techniques. Their appeal grows even more with these very high purity Gold coins, adding yet another touch of elegance to the RCM name.

Klondike Gold Rush
As the Klondike Gold Rush (1896-1899) went on, continued prospecting and the influx of stampeders bound for the boomtown of Dawson City fueled a demand for transportation. Most made the treacherous journey by foot and boat, but in 1898, work began on a narrow-gauge railroad that would serve as a vital link to the coast—and to the rest of the world. Completed in 1900, the White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) Railway was a marvel of engineering that spanned 175 kilometers from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon. It took a total workforce of 35,000 men to overcome some of the most challenging terrain and complete “The Scenic Railway of the World,” the steepest pitched railway in Canada.

As a freight, ore and passenger carrier, WP&YR drastically shortened the journey in and out of the Yukon’s interior and facilitated the flow of goods. Freight could be offloaded in Whitehorse then ferried down the Yukon River to Dawson City, while Gold could be loaded onto barges and sent upriver to Whitehorse, where it was loaded onto WP&YR trains bound for the coast. The WP&YR was reopened as a tourist attraction in 1988 and excursions continue to run on the lower portion of the original line. It is a lasting reminder of the Klondike Gold Rush era, when the feverish search for riches paved the way for the Yukon to join Confederation and made Canada one of the world’s leading Gold producers; but the Gold Rush also irrevocably altered both the landscape and the lives of the indigenous peoples who lived there. The legacy of the Klondike Gold Rush is complex, and the effects, both good and bad, are still being felt today.

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