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Canadian Commemorative $100 Proofs

2000 Canadian Gold Proof $100 McClure's Search for the Franklin Expedition Commemorative Coin
In 2000 Canada issued gold one hundred dollar commemorative coins for the 150th anniversary of McClure's expedition in 1850 which unlocked the Northwest Passage.
According to the certificate which accompanies this coin:

For hundreds of years, the prospect of a northern trade route to Asia lured many European explorers to the Arctic. By the 19th century, this potential sea route had lost its commercial value, but Britain remained determined to prove its existence. In 1845, Sir John Franklin set sail for the Northwest Passage - a fateful voyage that prompted dozens of search-and-rescue expeditions between 1848 and 1857.
The 1850 rescue attempt of Robert McClure proved to be pivotal. While McClure failed to locate Franklin, he and his crew did succeed in unlocking the final link of the Northwest Passage by sledge. However, with his own ship permanently ice-bound, McClure's expedition seemed consigned to ruin until Captain Henry Kellett came to the rescue in April of 1853.
Franklin was forever lost to the Arctic. However, his disappearance fueled most of the British expeditions that took place during that time. Today, 150 years later, much of what is known about this Arctic region can be attributed to the attempts to rescue Franklin from one of the harshest environments in the world.
When we have these available, they are always at reasonable and competitive prices.


Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.

Presentation Packaging
The coin itself is protected in a clear plastic capsule, which sits inside a recess in a wooden tray. This is held in an enamelled metal case with hinged lid.

Prices & Availability
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DateDescriptionIssue LimitMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $US
2000Queen's McClure's Search for the Franklin Expedition, Complete in Original Box with Certificate15,0009,767Yes£295$475

Notes on Table
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Gross weight in grams
Alloy = Fineness of gold
AGW = Fine gold content in troy ounces

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Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10, Insured Shipping $20
Canada Airmail $15, Insured Shipping $20

Reverse of 2000 Canadian Gold Proof 100 Dollars
Reverse of 2000 Canadian Gold Proof 100 Dollars

Canadian Commemorative $100 Proofs


Obverse of 2000 Canadian Gold Proof 100 Dollars
Obverse of 2000 Canadian Gold Proof 100 Dollars

2000 Canadian Gold Proof 100 Dollars in Presentation Pack
2000 Canadian Gold Proof 100 Dollars in Presentation Pack


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