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2020 Canada $10 1/20 Gold Coin An Inuk and A Qulliq 9999 Pure Gold

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2020 Canada $10 1/20 Gold Coin An Inuk and A Qulliq 9999 Pure Gold

Specifications

No.179586
Mintage - 4,000
Composition - 99.99% pure gold
Finishproof
Weight (g) 1.58
Diameter (mm) 14
Edge - serrated
Certificate - serialized
Face value - 10 dollars
Artist - Ulaayu Pilurtuut (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Design:
The reverse design by Inuk artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut is a contemporary-styled celebration of Inuit culture, identity, and way of life. Surrounded by inuksuit that symbolize community and guidance, the Inuk woman at the centre of the image tends to the traditional qulliq, an Inuit oil lamp that provides light and warmth. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

"My artwork is very important to me because it represents my culture in many different ways. And this design has special meaning for me because a qulliq represents our way of life. My ancestors used it for cooking their meals, and for heating their tents made out of seal skins and the illuvigaq (Igloo). They also used it to dry their clothing and to light their homes. The inuksuk is also very important in our lives because they are used as landmarks to find your location, to indicate where animals have passed and to mark the area as a successful hunting spot." Ulaayu Pilurtuut: Artist

"It was a challenge to use a light touch when burnishing and polishing the coin because you don't want to ruin the fine details on such a small coin. Care must be had to ensure that the quality of the design and the sculpt hold true—fine tools, a steady hand and patience are key." Aida Alves, Engraver, Royal Canadian Mint

Packaging: Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

2020 Canada $10 1/20 Gold Coin An Inuk and A Qulliq 9999 Pure Gold

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