At the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, Dawson grew from a few hundred people. In 1896 to about 30,000 by the summer of 1898. This Gold Rush coin combines the excitement of. Prospecting with the lasting impact the gold rush had on the native peoples of the area.The design features the native Canadian artist's rendition of the gold discovery that set off the Klondike. Under the shining sun, the original four prospectors can be seen panning for gold at the edge. Of Rabbit Creek, a small tributary of the Klondike River. It was soon renamed Bonanza Creek, a name. The pictorial symbol for Moosehide Slide appears on the opposite side of the.
For the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in native peoples, this natural land feature signified the arrival to their. Fishing grounds and a coming together of families following winter travels, while for gold seekers it. Signified their arrival into the Klondike.Today it signifies a connection to place for all residents of the. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Gold was discovered in mid-August 1896 by George Carmack, an American prospector, Keish aka. Skookum Jim Mason, Káa Goox (aka Dawson Charlie), and Shaaw Tlàa (Kate Carmack) - Tagish First.
Nation members into whose family Carmack had married. When word of the discovery reached the.
Outside world in July 1897, it sparked an unprecedented influx of prospectors. Would-be prospectors left their homes all over the world, though mainly from the United States, and.