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Thursday, August 06 2020 - 06:39
The Royal Canadian Mint Recognizes the 150th Anniversary of the Northwest Territories in its Newest Suite of Collector Coins
OTTAWA, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Silver coin illustrating the diverse Indigenous cultures of the Northwest 
Territories designed by Inuvialuk artist Myrna Pokiak

True to its commitment to celebrating Canada's history, cultures and values, 
the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin in honour of the 150th 
anniversary of the creation of the Northwest Territories ( 
). Designed by Inuvialuk artist Myrna Pokiak, this piece of history is also a 
tribute to the various Indigenous cultures that have shaped the spirit and 
identity of this special part of Canada.  

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The landscape illustrated on the coin features 11 ulu traditional knives, 
representing the Inuvialuit people as well as each of the Territories' official 
languages. It also displays a Dene tipi and Metis sash flowing like a river 
across the coin. This 2 oz. pure silver work of art, along with several other 
numismatic creations, is available for order as of today.

The Mint is also revealing another technological first, with a trio of 
double-incuse, black rhodium-plated gold and silver coins celebrating the 
iconic reverse design of its famed Maple Leaf bullion coin.  Surrounded by the 
matte black finish of the rhodium plating, the sugar maple at the centre of 
this design shines with exceptional brilliance on a 1 oz. pure gold coin, as 
well as 1 oz. and 3 oz. pure silver coins.

Other products available for order this month include:

    -- The 2020 $50 Fine Silver Coin - Real Shapes - The Coat of Arms; 
    -- The 2020 $30 Fine Silver Coin - Imposing Icons – Moose, designed 
       by artist Maurade Baynton; and 
    -- The 2020 $2,500 Pure Gold Coin - Summertime Polar Bear by Robert 

Due to the pandemic-related modification of operations, the 150th Anniversary 
of the Northwest Territories and Summertime Polar Bear coins are scheduled for 
delivery on November 24, 2020.

Mintages, pricing and full background information on each product can be found 
on the "Shop" tab of Coin images are available here ( 

These products can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in 
Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Mint's web site. They are also 
available at the Mint's Winnipeg boutique. 

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting 
and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. The Mint is recognized as one 
of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of 
specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an 
international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and 
services, visit  

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CONTACT: Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Tel: (613) 884-6370,

SOURCE  Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)