2021 Canada $25 125th Anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush: Panning for Gold Concave Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)
“Gold!” It was the golden promise that lured more than 30 000 fortune seekers to Yukon’s Klondike region, and you get a sense of the experience with this pan shaped (concave) fine silver coin.
This is one of the enduring romantic images of the Klondike Gold Rush, and the gold plated nuggets engraved at the bottom of your pan evoke this critical moment. The influx of gold rushers, however, also forever altered the land, uprooting and repressing the traditional ways of living of the Indigenous peoples who lived in the area for millennia prior to the arrival of settlers. Indigenous communities living in what became Yukon still grapple with this legacy today.
Framed by a gold-plated rim, your coin’s concave-shaped reverse features a design by RCM engraver Matt Bowen. A combination of engraved details and multiple frostings help capture the look of the steel pans used by those who went panning for gold during the Klondike Gold Rush (1896-1899). Water pouring out of the pan reveals gold-plated nuggets and flecks, which are engraved at the bottom of the pan. The reverse includes the words “CANADA” and “KLONDIKE 1896-2921” to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the discovery that sparked the gold rush. The obverse features a face value of “25 DOLLARS” and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 202289
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
Weight*: 30.75 g
Diameter: 36 mm
Face Value: $25
Artist: Matt Bowen
• Revisit the Klondike! This year 2021 marks the 125th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush 1896 1899 a critical event in Canadian history. The theme is commemorated on several coins issued in 2021 including this selectively gold plated concave coin!
• Shaped like a prospector’s pan! Your concave coin’s reverse is uniquely shaped to resemble the iconic steel pan used by those who went panning for gold in the Klondike. Selective gold plating frames this snapshot of the past and adds a realistic gleam to this gold discovery. Engraved details and various frostings complete the look.
• Complete with gold plated nuggets! This was the dream of every Klondike prospector: finding a gold nugget at the bottom of their pan. The coin’s pan-shaped reverse re-creates the experience by including a few engraved, gold-plated nuggets that evoke Yukon’s gold rush era.
• Low Mintage! Only 5,000 are available worldwide. Given the theme and the coin’s unique shape, this is a limited collectible that is sure to be in high demand!
Encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.