The Yukon Mint™ Corporation (Yukon Mint™) announces that due to Covid-19 the deadline for its Yukon-wide gold coin design contest has been extended to June 1, 2020. The contest is open to all current Yukon residents and offers Yukoners the opportunity to interpret the Yukon culture, history and the land by presenting a design that will be presented on the 2020 Yukon gold coin. The Yukon Mint also wishes to advise the 2018 and 2019 gold coin inventory is sold out due to strong demand. The Yukon Mint looks forward to producing additional gold coins in 2020 as part of the ongoing ‘MY YUKON’ contest.
Contest start date: FEB. 18, 2020
EXTENDED submission DEADLINE: June 1, 2020
ConTest winner announcement: June 15, 2020
The Yukon Mint encourages Yukoners, during this challenging time, to participate in this contest and interpret the unique nature and culture of the Yukon. The winning design will be highlighted on one side of Yukon gold coins to be produced on a one ounce gold coin and other sizes. The contest winner will be compensated with a cash prize and gold coins bearing the winning design and the winner’s initials while receiving marketing opportunities on a global stage. The reverse side of the coin depicts the Klondike Gold Rush stampeders, an iconic image of the Yukon.
For additional information and contest guidelines please visit: http://www.yukonmint.com/design-contest/.
About the Yukon Mint™
The story of Canadian gold coins dates back to the Klondike Gold Rush. In 1853, Canada adopted the gold standard as a monetary system and this standard helped develop a growing interest in minting gold at a Canadian mint. Canadian miners later lobbied for domestic refining capabilities because they were often forced to sell their gold to the United States. The idea for a Canadian Mint and Canadian gold coins was put on hold until the late 1890s, when a major gold rush in Yukon’s Klondike region brought an awareness of gold mining to the forefront of Canadian consciousness, and fueled Canadian’s dreams of mineral wealth. These first gold coins struck by the Royal Canadian Mint (then called the Ottawa Mint) were Canadian in almost every aspect, from raw material to design. The coins were composed of Canadian gold, approximately 90% of it from the Klondike region.
The Yukon Mint™ is focused on creating gold coins that will be Yukon in almost every aspect, from raw material to design. The Yukon Mint™ works to ensure local communities benefit from Yukon mining and exploration projects. A percentage of the net profits from the sale of the gold coins is shared in the Yukon.
The Yukon Mint™ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden Predator Mining Corp. (Golden Predator). For more information on the Yukon Mint or Golden Predator, please see www.yukonmint.com or www.goldenpredator.com.
Janet Lee- Sheriff President (604)260-0289 email@example.com