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Nunavik artist designs new coin

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The new “entirely Arctic” $10 collector coin is made with Nunavut-sourced gold and designed by a Nunavik artist. Image courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new “entirely Arctic” $10 collector coin made with Nunavut‐sourced gold. 

Designed by Nunavik artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut, the coin features an Inuk with a traditional qulliq, an Inuit oil lamp that provides light and warmth, as well as an inuksuit, symbolizing community and guidance. 

Four thousand of the coins, which each retail for $249.95, were minted.