OTTAWA, ON, June 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — 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 opened the door to formally recognizing Inuit land ownership and the right to self-governance, the vast new Inuit territory of Nunavut came into being on April 1, 1999. Spanning east of the Northwest Territories and north of Manitoba, with arctic islands north of Hudson Bay and Quebec, bordering as far as the northwestern tip of Greenland, 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 as of today.

Other newly launched collector coins include:

  • The2024 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; and
  • The 2024 $200 Pure Gold Coin – The Crowns.

Mintages, pricing and full background information on each product can be found on the “Shop” tab of Images of the coins are available here.

These products can be ordered as of today by directly contacting the Royal Canadian Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or at They are also available at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, at participating Canada Post outlets, and through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. The Mint is one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, producing award-winning collector coins, market-leading bullion products, as well as Canada’s prestigious military and civilian honours. As an established London and COMEX Good Delivery refiner, the Mint also offers a full spectrum of best-in-class gold and silver refining services. As an organization that strives to take better care of the environment, to cultivate safe and inclusive workplaces and to make a positive impact on the communities where it operates, the Mint integrates environmental, social and governance practices in every aspect of its operations.

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For more information, media are asked to contact: Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Telephone: 613-884-6370,

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