The 25-cent coin that entered circulation in 1937 as part of a new, modern coin series was introduced to better reflect Canada’s national identity. The Arctic, as essential a theme now as then, was the inspiration for Canadian sculptor Emanuel Hahn (1881-1957) who created this enduring image of a caribou; a design that has not changed in 73 years. During his career, Emanuel Hahn created a number of Canadian coin designs, including the designs for the "Voyageur" silver dollar of 1935 and the Nova Scotian racing schooner “Bluenose” on the 10-cent circulation coin.
Crafted in 99.99% fine gold, this coin is the smallest gold coin ever offered by the Royal Canadian Mint. It's a proud and very collectible keepsake of Canada.