Golden Predator and the Yukon Mint ™ have collaborated to release their inaugural gold coin, which is scheduled to go on sale as of June 21.
The coin will be part of a limited annual series of First Nations art that will appear on the obverse side of the coin, Golden Predator announced on Tuesday (June 5).
The 2018 Kaska “Keda” (Dene for “moose”) 0.9999 gold coin depicts the winning artwork of Kaska Nation artist Miranda Lane on both 1-ounce and half-ounce gold coins. They will have a limited edition run and will be available for sale on National Aboriginal Day (June 21).
“Gold from the Golden Predator 3 Aces project bulk sample is incorporated into the coins and a percentage of the net profits from the sale of the coins will be shared with the Kaska Nation,” Golden Predator said in a press release.
“The bulk sample material was processed at the company’s test facility using water and gravity only, without the use of chemicals,” the company added.
In addition to First Nations artwork, the coin will feature an iconic image of the Klondike Gold Rush on the reverse. The inaugural mintage has been limited to 180 1-ounce and 140 half-ounce gold coins. In order to ensure the authenticity of the coins, each one has been engraved with a security feature.
The selected artwork by Lane was based on her original work titled “True North Moose,” and depicts how the moose is honored for all the gifts she provides for her people.
“The Moose represents hunting, food nutrition, community, sharing, kindness and survival and is found in the North of the medicine wheel, with North representing the place of wisdom. The sun, moon and trees represent the reciprocal arrangement we all have with Mother Earth,” said Lane.
As for the iconic image linked to the Yukon, the company revealed, “that speaks to the history and entrepreneurial spirit of exploration. The Klondike Gold Rush was an epic journey to an uncharted land in search of adventure and opportunity in the continent’s final frontier.”
Gold Predator added, “it seared the word ‘Klondike’ into the collective consciousness of a generation. This everlasting iconic image is further celebrated with its depiction on the reverse of all Yukon Mint™coins.”
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