The gold rush in Canada started in 1858. By 1862 the Cariboo was overrun with miners hoping to strike it rich. During this era, Barkerville became the largest community west of Chicago and north of San Francisco and was heralded as the gold capital of the world. In 1896 the rush moved to the Klondike area of the Yukon territories. Over 50,000 gold seekers journeyed to the Yukon in 1900. By the end of the year $22 million in gold was found. Canada mints the Maple Leaf gold coin in various denominations for world consumption.
Hand-crafted in Canada, each pewter figurine sits atop a piece of genuine amethyst crystal. Souvenirs like these will be appreciated by both men and women.
Assorted animal and Canadian inspired designs available. Each piece comes on a card describing the animal or symbol.