The Royal Canadian Mint released a new collector coin this month made with gold from Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut.
Inukshuks, stone formations made by Inuit, and a qulliq, an Inuit stone lamp, are featured on the coin. The images were designed by artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut.
Pilurtuut is an artist who was born in 1964 in Kangiqsujuaq, a village in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec.
The coin has a $10 face value and is for sale on the Royal Canadian Mint website at mint.ca
There are 4,000 of them available and they retail for $249.95.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
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