1994 canadian 1 dollar silver prf - km# 251 last royal canadian mounted dog sled
1975 1-Dollar Canadian Specimen 1994 Canadian One Dollar Silver Proof In 1994, the Royal Canadian Mint/a> ( RCM) marked the 25th anniversary of the last Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dog sled patrol with a commemorative silver dollar. In addition to serving as the police force for remote areas of the Yukon and Northwest Territories, the RCMP patrols also served to keep the region's isolated outposts and communities connected to the "outside" world by bringing them news updates and mail deliveries. The patrols also recorded births and deaths among the remote inhabitants and delivered medical supplies. The final patrol consisted of two teams with a total of 21 dogs. One team was led by Special Constable Peter Benjamin, a member of the Gwich'in First Nations people, and the other by Constable Warren W. Townsend. The two teams set out from Old Crow, Yukon Territory on Tuesday, March 11, 1969 to begin a patrol that would take them on a perilous journey through the Richardson Mountains to Fort McPherson in the Northwest Territories, then on to the Arctic Red River community in the Inuvik Region of the NWT (the community is now known as Tsiigehtchic) and then back to Old Crow. The patrol covered roughly 800 kilometers and was completed on April 5th. TThe "last patrol" came about as a result of the RCMP deciding to replace the expensive and slow-moving dog sled patrols with patrols via snowmobiles and/or airplanes. Canadian Eskimo Dog Source: en.wikipedia.org / nunatsiaqonline.ca The Canadian Eskimo Dog is an Arctic breed of working dog (Canis lupus familiaris), which is often considered to be one of North America's oldest and rarest remaining purebred indigenous domestic canines.br /> Controversy surrounds the intentional destruction of a debated number of Inuit sled dogs between 1950 and 1970 by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. --READ SOURCE ARTICLE Canada Dollar KM# 251 Last Royal Canadian Mounted Police sled dog patrol Specifications Composition: Silver Comp: 0.9250 Weight: 25.1750 g. ASW: 0.7487oz Diameter: 36mm Mintage: 170,374 Design Obverse: Crowned head right Reverse: Dogsled, denomination divides dates below Reverse Designer: Ian Sparks Notes Subject: Last RCMP sled-dog patrol Ruler: Elizabeth II DATE ITEM ID# CONDITION-DESCRIPTION PERSONAL GRADE EVALUATION CATALOG VALUE 1994 CPC27 1 Dollar - Silver Proof BU++++++++ Near Perfect or Better 838.00 in 2009 KM# 251 DOLLAR Weight: 25.1750 g. Comp.: 0.9250 Silver 0.7487 oz. ASW Ruler: Elizabeth II Subject: Last RCMP sled-dog patrol Obv.: Crowned head right Rev.: Dogsled, denomination divides dates below Rev. Des.: Ian Sparks Size: 36 mm. TAKEN FROM THE - 2009 Standard Catalog of World Coins Date Mintage MS- P/L Proof- 1994 61,561 16.50 — — 1994 Proof 170,374 — — 25.00 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If for any reason you are not satisfied with purchase. I will refund 100% of the purchase price if item is returned in same condition it was shipped. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges.
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