Year of Issue 2012
Face Value 200 Dollars
Weight 15.43 g
Diameter 29.00 mm
Mintage Limit 3,000
Composition .9999 Fine (24-Karat Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
Artist Yves Bérubé
Certificate Individually Numbered
Viking explorers in longboats discovered North America 500 years before Columbus - now discover these fierce Norsemen on this pure gold proof!
Canada launches a new series - The Great Explorers - just as the Vikings launched their longboats from Greenland's icy shores a thousand years ago, hoping to find greener lands further west! And find them they did, establishing a settlement on the northern tip of Newfoundland, right here in North America! A trio of Norse warriors (look for the one hidden in the ship's bow) wade ashore, armed with axes to fend off the skraelings, or Native Americans, as they called them. On this gold gem, deft artistry and cutting-edge craftsmanship bring ultra-crisp definition to the ever-popular Norseman theme! The new purity of 99.99%, the half troy ounce weight, the high $200 face value, and being the first of a new series make this low-mintage gold proof a must-have work of art!