Royal Canadian Mint's new $20 coin has northern lights, raven

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a new northern-themed collectors' coin in Whitehorse today.

Unveiling in Whitehorse coincides with meeting of Mint's executive and board in Yukon

The Mint's new $20 silver collector coin was unveiled in Whitehorse on Monday. (Mike Rudyk/CBC)

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a new northern-themed collectors' coin in Whitehorse Monday.

The $20 silver coin — retailing for more than $100 — features a raven set against a holographic sky of northern lights.

Alex Reeves, communications manager with the Mint, says the coin's unveiling coincides with a meeting of the Mint's executive and board of directors in Yukon this week.

Local politicians and First Nations leaders were at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre to see the new coin. 

According to the mint only 8,500 of the new coins will be produced. 

The coin, called "A story of the Northern Lights: Raven," was designed by Ontario-based Métis artist Nathalie Bertin.

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