Canada 2000 100 dollars
This specimen was lot 22263 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $288. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 100 Dollars, 2000. PCGS PROOF-69 DEEP CAMEO Secure Holder. Struck to commemorate McClure's Arctic expedition in the Northwest Passage. Includes certificate of authenticity serial #05373." The profits extracted from the manufacture and sale of NCLT's caused the Royal Canadian Mint to scramble for ever more arcane topics, including this honoring McClure's Arctic expedition in the Northwest Passage. We don't know why the mint chose to use 14 K gold for this series.
Recorded mintage: unknown but at least 5,373.
Specification: 13.34 g, .583 fine gold, .250 troy oz AGW, 27 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-49; KM-402.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.