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Royal Canadian Mint issues coin commemorating Nunavut's 20th anniversary

The coin bears the same design the toonie did when Nunavut became a territory. (Source: Canada Newswire/Royal Canadian Mint)

Only 1,500 coins are being minted

They cost $360 each

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –┬áCanada’s newest territory is now two decades old and the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin in honour of Nunavut’s anniversary.

The coin is made of 99.99 per cent pure gold mined at facilities near Baker Lake and Hope Bay.

It features the drummer design by Germaine Arnaktauyok that was on the $2 coin when Nunavut became a territory in 1999.

Only 1,500 coins are being minted, and it will cost $360 to buy one.