I will show you some Canadian commemorative coins, in no specific order or value.
The sixty fourth coin is a 2003 CAD $20 "Natural Wonders: Rocky Mountains".
This coin weights 31.39g with 99.99% silver purity and Proof finish. Its mintage was 28,793 units and the issue price was CAD $69.95.
The biggest mountain chain in North America runs through Canada along the Alberta - British Columbia border. A seemingly impenetrable wall of massive peaks, the Canadian Rockies shaped this country's development.
Archaeologists date Aboriginal activity to more than 10,000 years ago. The first Europeans arrived with the expanding fur trade around 1799 and gold rushes soon followed in the 1850s. In 1883, the railway arrived and its workers discovered a network of hot springs in Banff, AB. Believed to have medicinal properties, these springs were developed as a luxury travel destination - Canada's national park system was born.
Today, some of the parks in the Canadian Rockies are larger than European countries! The sheer size of this natural reserve boggles the mind. This is the place where some of the world's most spectacular mountain scenery can be found - a treasure-trove of natural wonders, historic marvels and fascinating wildlife that astonishes some 9 million visitors every year.
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