This $100 coin marks the 150th anniversary of the Cariboo Gold Rush. It has been double struck in 14 karat gold with a frosted cameo proof finish, the highest quality strike produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The coin comes encapsulated and cased with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
The Royal Canadian Mint first introduced $100 gold coins in 1976, and has been producing one coin in each year since this time. Each of these coins marks a moment in the history of Canada with superb art in highest quality strike possible from the Royal Canadian Mint. The 2012 coin is likely to be one of the most sought after and difficult to find coins in the series based both on its beautiful and historically interesting design and on its rarity.
Coin Design: The design features a classic image of prospectors panning and using a sluice to extract gold from a river. In the background, a man sits astride one of the infamous Laumeister camels surrounded by the rugged terrain that gives evidence of the challenging conditions prospectors faced during the Cariboo Gold Rush.
Rarity: 2,500 Mintage Lowest ever in the series Over the past few years, the Royal Canadian Mint has significantly reduced the mintages of many of its coins, leading to regular sell outs and many coins rapidly appreciating in the secondary market. Through the 1970s and 1980s, mintages of $100 gold coins averaged well over 100,000 per year, and even hit a record production of 1 million pieces in 1976. With a limited mintage of only 2,500 pieces, this coin is destined to be an elusive date needed by every collector trying to complete the series.
• Mintage: Limited to 2,500 coins worldwide • Weight(g): 12 • Composition: 14K gold
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