Go panning for gold with this pan-shaped coin. 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) pure 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. Shaped like a prospector’s pan! Selective gold plating frames this snapshot of the past and adds a realistic gleam to this gold discovery. The theme is commemorated on several coins issued in 2021, including this selectively gold-plated concave coin. SHAPED LIKE A 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. Engraved details and various frostings complete the look. This was the dream of every Klondike prospector: finding a gold nugget at the bottom of their pan. Your coin’s reverse re-creates the experience by including a few engraved, gold-plated nuggets that evoke Yukon’s gold rush era. Crafted from 1 oz. Of 99.99% pure silver, your coin also features a gold-plated rim that provides a rich colour contrast and helps frame this snapshot of the past. 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! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Framed by a gold-plated rim, your coin’s concave-shaped reverse features a design by RCM engraver Matt Bowen. Water pouring out of the pan reveals gold-plated nuggets and flecks, which are engraved at the bottom of the pan. The obverse features a face value of “25 DOLLARS” and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Those who panned for gold in the Klondike were looking for. Nuggets, flakes and gold dust that had eroded from the bedrock and was carried downstream into the smaller tributaries of the Klondike River. Since gold is heavier than sand and dirt, those gold pieces would sink into creek beds and through layers of sediment, where it would settle and collect over time. Gold panning was the simplest method of recovering gold, and for determining whether there was enough of it to make digging worthwhile. Dirt and water were scooped up in the pan then swirled around, so the water would flow up the sides and carry sediment away-with a little luck, the only thing left in the pan would be gold! Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “zanzi_canada” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: $5
- Year: 2021
- Grade: Ungraded
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Modified Item: No
- Certification: Uncertified