1/2 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Interconnection - Air - The Thunderbird - Mintage: 1,500 (2014)

1/2 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Interconnection - Air - The Thunderbird - Mintage: 1,500 (2014)

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1/2 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Interconnection - Air - The Thunderbird - Mintage: 1,500 (2014)

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$1,299.95 CAD
Mintage: 1,500
Canada and US only

Second coin in a unique 3-coin gold series, order yours today!

This second release, dedicated to “Air”, adopts a thunderbird as its central motif while ingeniously incorporating the cycle of day and night into its design. The curly-horned thunderbird, whose mere glance can elicit lightning and whose wings stir thunder, is framed within a circle of eight stylized rays. These rays, pointing in all four directions as well as those in between, represent the reach and power of the sun over the daylight hours, and emphasize the power of the thunderbird, lord of the skies and messenger of deity. Interspersed between the sunrays are the stars of night. While the sun provides us with nurturing warmth, the light of the stars guides us in the darkest hours of our journey. Like day and night, each element of the design blends into the next.

The Interconnections series celebrates the relationship between Canada’s three natural realms: land, sky, and sea. A beautiful gift for someone who enjoys First Nations art! Order yours today!

Special features:

•  This 1/2-ounce 99.99% pure gold coin is the second issue in the Royal Canadian Mint’s unique 3-coin series featuring the striking artwork of celebrated Canadian artist Andy Everson.
•  The thunderbird is a powerful symbol among not only the people of the Pacific Northwest, but aboriginal peoples across North America. This supernatural being plays a key role in the mythology, art, history, and traditions of Canada’s First Nations.
•  In the Pacific Northwest, the thunderbird is said to be capable of taking on human form and live among people. Some bands, including artist Everson’s K’ómoks people, are said to be descended from the thunderbird.
•  This series celebrates interconnections within the natural world, between Canadians and their landscape, and among Canada’s multicultural people. The second release, dedicated to the theme of “Air”, adopts as its central motif a thunderbird surrounded by the rays of the sun and the stars of the night sky.
•  A K’ómoks First Nation drummer, ceremonial dancer, and artist, Andy Everson is an innovative artist whose arresting images blend traditional, modern, and even pop culture motifs. •  With a limited mintage of only 1,500, this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors.
•  An exceptional gift and distinguished collectible for those who love fine art, unique coins, First Nations themes, and Canadiana.
•  GST/HST exempt.

Design:

Your coin’s design by Canadian artist Andy Everson presents the theme of “Air.” Its central motif is a thunderbird, stylized in the tradition of Everson’s K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestors. This image is framed by a circle of eight rays, representing the sunrays of daylight. Between the rays are eight stylized stars.

It is highly fitting that an artist representative of the traditional guardians of Vancouver Island’s eastern “Land of Plenty” would design a series celebrating the connection between land, sea, air, and the people whose lives overlap within this environment. Andy (Na̱gedzi) Everson is a member of British Columbia’s K’ómoks First Nation. Through dance, drumming, and art, Everson honours the traditions of his K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestors. He has travelled internationally as a ceremonial dancer, sharing First Nations traditions. It was through ceremonial dance that Everson began his first serious forays into art, designing pieces for potlatches.

Today, he is known for his bold, eye-catching, and thought-provoking designs that often meld traditional motifs with references from popular culture.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a custom beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.140530
  • Mintage1,500
  • Composition99.99% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 15.43
  • Diameter (mm) 29
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value200 dollars
  • ArtistAndy Everson (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)