Originally dispatched in the 19th century to patrol the western frontier, the scarlet-clad “Mountie” on horseback has become one of the most enduring images of Canada.
Today the cavalry drills they practiced over a century ago continue to delight audiences everywhere. The Musical Ride is a cornerstone of Canada’s cultural heritage and national identity. Experience it for yourself with this expertly crafted gold coin.
- Seventh coin in the series of smallest gold coins ever produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Previous coins in the series: 2004 Moose, 2005 Voyageur, 2006 Cowboy, 2007 Wolf, 2008 de Havilland beaver and 2009 Red Maple.
Face Value: 50 cents
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g): 1.270
Diameter (mm): 13.92