United Kingdom of Great Britain for Canada, George V, 5 Dollars 1912

In 1896, huge gold deposits were discovered along the Klondike River in Canada's north-west. They triggered the greatest gold rush of all times, and at the same time initiated a new chapter in the coinage history of the country: from now on, Canadian gold coins would become a very popular trading commodity. Canada was politically independent at that time, but the respective British monarch was still the official head of state. This is the reason why this golden 5 dollar piece from 1912 bears the image of King George V (1910-1936).