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The many bands that comprise the Algonquin people share a number of stories about the awe-inspiring northern lights—including a cultural hero known as Nanahboozho, who would often shape-shift into the Great Hare. One such Odawa legend says that after creating Turtle Island, Nanahboozho travelled north and built great bonfires as a way to remind his people that he was thinking of them.
We have crafted a gorgeous coloured hologram coin that celebrates the warmth of this historical legend. Given its uniqueness and beauty, your coin is sure to sell out quickly. Don't delay: order yours today!
• Your gorgeous fine silver coin features a rare shaped hologram to depict the Northern Lights.
• Crafted in 99.99% pure silver: HST/GST exempt.
• Your coin includes a variety of finishes to highlight elements of Canada's northern landscape.
• Limited mintage of 8,500 coins.
Designed by Canadian artist Nathalie Bertin, who is Métis, your stunningly beautiful coin displays the Odawa legend of Nanahboozho sitting by his fire that creates the northern lights. The colourful lights are highlighted with a uniquely shaped hologram that mimics their movement in the night sky. The reverse is also engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2013" and the face value of "20 DOLLARS."
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box.
This gorgeous, stylized coin is an excellent gift or collectible for art aficionados, history buffs, and appreciators of First Nations folklore.
Order your special coin now!