This sterling silver collectable coin enhanced with full colour plasma marks Canada's recognition of the 125th anniversary of the first International Polar Year in 1882, when the first of several coordinated multinational scientific research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic were launched. The first polar explorers, the Inuit, had been comfortable living in the Arctic for thousands of years. In 1576, Sir Martin Frobisher was the first European to attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. Much has been learned since that first Polar Year 125 years ago and much remains to be understood about the polar regions.
All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.
Metal Type: Silver
Diameter: 40 mm
Special Features: Full colour plasma finish
Packaging: RCM branded maroon clamshell with certificate (black sleeve not included)
Artists: Laurie McGaw (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)