Royal Canadian Mint’s Latest Collector Offering Celebrating Nunavut’s Founding


Commemorate Nunavut’s 25th Anniversary with a New Collector Coin from the Royal Canadian Mint

Twenty-five years after the founding of Nunavut, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a 99.99% pure silver collector coin honouring Canada’s newest and largest territory. After the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act of 1993, which recognized Inuit land ownership and the right to self-governance, Nunavut was established on April 1, 1999. Spanning east of the Northwest Territories and north of Manitoba, with arctic islands north of Hudson Bay and Quebec, Nunavut means “our land” in Inuktitut.

Inuk artist Aija Komangapik, born and raised in Nunavut’s capital city of Iqaluit, designed the reverse of the 2024 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Nunavut. It features her representation of Nunavut as an Inuit mother figure surrounded by a ring of markings inspired by kakiniit, traditional Inuit tattoos. Inside this ring representing the midnight sun, Nunavut cradles Nunavummiut (her people) inside the hood of a traditional amauti (parka), as they dance to the heartbeat of their mother. The obverse features the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III by Canadian artist Steven Rosati. This inspiring collectible is available today.

Other newly launched collector coins include:

The 2024 Classic Uncirculated Coin Set;
The 2024 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Colourful Birds: American Goldfinch featuring the art of Tony Bianco;
The 2024 $30 Fine Silver Coin – The Hunter, designed by Jason Henry Hunt;
The 2024 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Allegory of Freedom, featuring the artwork of Rebecca Yanovskaya;
The 2024 $200 Pure Gold Coin – The Crowns.