Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C25C
Diameter: 23.88 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Steel [94%] 4.136 (g)
Copper [3.8%] 0.1672 (g)
Nickel [2.2%] 0.0968 (g)
Total Mass: 4.4 (g)

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2013 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Arctic Expedition Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 4 Coins
Steel : 16.544 Grams
Copper : 0.6688 Grams
Nickel : 0.3872 Grams
Total Mass : 17.6 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.1672 g $0.001
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 0.0968 g $0.001
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.002
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 4 Coins: $0.007
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-24-2017
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Coin Type Description
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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 2013
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C25C
Obverse Design: Bust of Queen Elizabeth II
Obverse Designer: Susanna Blunt
Reverse Design: MIXED
Reverse Designer: MIXED
Commemorative issue
Life in the North

Features
Country Canada
Year 2013
Value 25 Cents (0.25 CAD)
Metal 3-ply nickel plated steel
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Engravers Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Tim Pitsiulak (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes

Obverse
Bust of Queen Elizabeth II in centre, encircled by lettering.

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D•G•REGINA

Reverse
Two beluga whales swim alongside a bowhead whale. Regarding the coins where the bowhead whale is frosted, there are two sub-varieties : on one, the fin tip that sticks out under the belly is frosted, while on the other one it is not.

Lettering:

CANADA
25 CENTS
2013

Edge
Reeded

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Type 1: frosting body of bowhead whale (including the small fin tip) Type 2: frosting two beluga whales
Type 3 : frosting body of bowhead whale (excluding the small fin tip)





Commemorative issue
100th Anniversary of the First Canadian Arctic Expedition

Features
Country Canada
Year 2013
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.23 USD
Metal 3-ply nickel plated steel
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Engravers Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Bonnie Ross (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑


Obverse
Bust of Queen Elizabeth II in centre, encircled by lettering.

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D•G•REGINA

Reverse

A group of three men aboard a dogsled, the waiting dog team before them listening for the command to move on across the Arctic tundra. The skyline and horizon in the background are filled with a stylized image of a compass.

Lettering:
CANADA 25 CENTS
ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1913-2013 EXPEDITION DANS L'ARCTIQUE

Edge
Reeded






FROM www.mint.ca
In 1913, an international crew of scientists, sailors, guides and crewmen called the Canadian Arctic Expedition (CAE) set sail on a remarkable voyage of discovery in Canada's High Arctic. During the five years that followed, their work would touch unprecedented facets of Canada's far-flung northern reaches, including: previously unknown lands and islands, as well as thousands of photographs, artifacts and specimens that offered Canadians a glimpse of life in the Arctic. Their discoveries not only better defined Canada's northern boundaries, but fundamentally contributed to Canada's scientific, social and cultural knowledge of the Arctic and the people who lived there.

Your 12-coin set commemorates an important event in the history of Canada! Ideal for your Canadian history display or to give to a friend to start theirs!

100th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition Design:
This coin was designed by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross and draws on photography from the Canadian Arctic Expedition. The coin depicts a group of three men aboard a dogsled, the waiting dog team before them listening for the command to move on across the Arctic tundra. The skyline and horizon in the background are filled with a stylized image of a compass.

Life in the North Design:
Designed by renowned Inuit artist Tim Pitsiulak, this coin includes a beautifully detailed design that combines animal and human imagery. A traditional whaling boat and three kayaks wrap around the image along the rim to depict a traditional bowhead whale hunt. Two beluga whales swim alongside a bowhead whale – animals that have long been a source of inspiration to the artist. The bowhead is adorned with several elements drawn from the Inuit culture. To honour the Tuniit people who first crossed the Bering Strait from Siberia, Dorset ivory masks adorn the bowhead’s lower jaw and its back. A Thule ivory comb lies across the top of the whale’s head, representing the Inuit expansion across Canada. The pattern on the whale’s side mimics the walls of an igloo, while the amauti design that graces the whale’s tale symbolizes the clothing worn by Inuit women.

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