Canada 2002 100 dollars
This specimen was lot 22264 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 100 Dollars, 2002. PCGS PROOF-68 DEEP CAMEO Secure Holder. Struck to commemorate the discovery of oil in Alberta. Includes certificate of authenticity serial #03321 (out of 9,994)." 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 the discovery of oil in Alberta. We don't know why the mint chose to use 14 K gold for this series.
Recorded mintage: 9,994.
Specification: 13.34 g, .583 fine gold, .250 troy oz AGW, 27 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-59; KM-452.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- 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.