The Royal Canadian Mint’s “Adventure Canada” series is wrapping up with its fifth and final coin: “Dog Sledding.” Like other coins in this series, it is composed of 1/2 oz. of silver that is 99.99% pure and carries a denomination of $10. It has a maximum mintage of 20,000 pieces and can be purchased for $44.95 (CAD).
The reverse image was designed by Ken Ryan and features a team of dogs pulling a musher on a sled through snowy hills. The design cleverly employs its matte Proof finish to emphasize the angular glare of the blanketed terrain, while the sparse clouds invoke the clarity and crispness of deep winter. The inscriptions CANADA, 2015, and 10 DOLLARS curve along the coin’s edge.
The obverse features Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA inscribed on either side of the image. The coin measures 34 mm in diameter.
The Dog Sledding coin follows four previous 2015 releases in this series: Windsurfing, Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Biking, and Ice Climbing. A five-coin subscription including all of these issues is available here.
For more information on the Adventure Canada series, please visit the Web Site of the Royal Canadian Mint.