Coin "Family Scene"

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Name Family Scene
Presented by Royal Canadian Mint
Nominal value 3 dollars
Metal Silver 999,9°
Thickness 1,9
Mintage 10 000
Production quality Proof, plating in rose and yellow gold
Description of obverse and reverse The coin depicts a gold-plated Inuit woman, kneeling en face and looking over her left shoulder at the little baby reaching for Mommy’s hand from her perch inside her mother’s amauti—a specialized Inuit parka with a large hood and back pouch designed specifically to allow a mother to carry her young child. The amauti’s loose shoulders make it easy for the mother to transfer the baby back and forth for nursing. Its greatest benefit, however, is the physical contact it enables between mother and child; this maternal closeness and affection is treasured in Inuit society. An abstract braid of rose gold circles mother and child, the selective plating particularly striking against the sparkling silver coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
A brief annotation Mother and Child—the First Months. This coin celebrates the warmth of a mother’s love. In the Arctic, where Inuit mothers must keep their children safe and warm in one of the harshest environments on earth, the amauti is not only a wonderful example of the richness of Inuit culture but the ingenuity with which this people thrives on the Arctic tundra. Although its style and decoration may vary between communities and its material has evolved away from traditional animal sources, the amauti’s overall design has changed little over the centuries.
Designer Andrew Qappik
Producer Royal Canadian Mint

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