When Built: July 21, 1989
Represents the first gold coin minted in Canada. The real Gold coin actually contained gold metal produced by the Dr. Reddick Larder Lake Mines Limited, produced from their 20-stamp mill and it actually represents the first five dollar gold piece minted in Canada.
It is a 1908 Sovereign Coin.
Coin features the Bendetto Pistucci rendition of St. George and the Dragon on the reverse and Edward VII on the obverse
Virginiatown also features a Miner monument:
Information Sources: Fouriner, Jeff "Canada's First Gold Coin Honoured In Small Town", Canada Coin News Vol30 No4 June 23, 1992 and http://www.nt.net/Virginiatown_Kearns/Heritage_House_and_Tourist_Center.html
Pictures Sources: Gerald Kornelsen and http://www.nt.net/Virginiatown_Kearns/Heritage_House_and_Tourist_Center.html