2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

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2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

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$169.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
Canada and US only

Beautiful design using 2 oz. of fine silver, order yours today!

The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument, located in Ottawa’s Confederation Park, pays tribute to the military contributions that Canadian Aboriginal men and women have made throughout Canadian history. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to release this very special 99.99% pure silver coin to honour the contribution and sacrifice of Aboriginal members of the Canadian armed forces.

Commemorate the contribution and sacrifice of Aboriginal members of the Canadian Armed Forces with this beautiful coin. Order yours today!

Special features:

•  A FIRST: By popular demand, first ever use of the same image found on the 5-kilogram silver version.
•  UNIQUE COIN SIZE: Only the fourth time the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a full 2-ounce 99.99% pure silver coin at a sizable 54 mm diameter.
•  Your beautifully designed coin is made of 99.99% pure silver and features images from Canadian First Nations artist Noel Lloyd Pinay’s symbolically rich sculpture.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a low limited worldwide mintage of only 5,000.

Design:

Your coin features images from the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument designed by Canadian artist Noel Lloyd Pinay. As on the statue itself, the image is crowned with an eagle, also known as the Thunderbird, its wings spread. This figure is the symbol of the Creator and the embodiment of the spirit of the Aboriginal people of Canada. Standing beneath the outspread wings of the Thunderbird are four human figures who, on the monument itself, gaze in the four directions of the compass: a First Nations man, an Inuit man, a Métis man and a First Nations woman. The four human figures are accompanied by the four animal spirit guides that stand guard at the four corners of the statue’s base: wolf, bear, elk, and bison. Each of these creatures has characteristics held in high esteem by Aboriginal warrior traditions. Those guided by the bear hope to be granted tremendous strength and healing power. Followers of the wolf value the attributes of intelligence, courage, and love of family. The elk, also known as the red deer or wapiti, is respected for its speed, sharp senses, and power in battle. The massive bison is a model of strength and stability.

The aboriginal people of Canada have fought alongside and as part of the nation’s military since the colonial period. Motivated by the potential for adventure, a steady pay cheque, and strong community support, more than 4,000 Aboriginal people enlisted in the First World War and more than 3,100 in the Second. After the Second World War, Aboriginal peoples enlisted in all three services and fought in Korea and later in Afghanistan. Aboriginal men and women also served in Europe as part of the Canadian deterrent against the Warsaw Pact and have served as peacekeepers on all major Canadian missions from the first United Nations mission in the Sinai in 1956 to operations in the former Yugoslavia. Their skills and knowledge have been highly valued. As Canadian Rangers, Aboriginal Canadians helped provide a first line of surveillance along Canada’s Arctic and northwest Pacific coasts, and from the 1950s they have also served as instructors for Arctic survival courses.

The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument offers a uniquely Aboriginal perspective on the interconnectedness of war and peace, and humanity and the natural world. Drawing from key elements of Aboriginal cultural traditions, it intertwines symbols in a beautiful tribute that tells a powerful story. Executed in bronze with a diamond brown granite base, the five-metre monument tells the story of Aboriginals’ vital role in historic events at home and abroad.

Topped by the figure of the Thunderbird, a First Nations man, an Inuit man, a Métis man, and a First Nations woman gaze to the four points of the compass. They are accompanied by the four animal spirit guides that stand guard at the four corners of the statue’s base: wolf, bear, elk, and bison. Each of these creatures has characteristics held in high esteem by Aboriginal warrior traditions.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014)
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Great quality (10)
  • Unique (10)
  • One of A kind (7)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (7)
  • Special occasion (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (13), Budget shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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5.0

Very nice

By ?

from Labrador City Canada

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Collectable Low Mintage

    Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

    Low mintage great collectable

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    a beautifully conceived design

    By ZZ

    from Kohler . Wi

    About Me Quality Driven

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult

    Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

    I love the coin BUT the design could have been larger for such an important statement also the ring line shows through the buffalo and moose head , the line could have been left out . I feel. I gladly would have paid more for a larger piece . Another suggestion if it is possible a second strike to bring out the animals would have made this quite special , only a thought . To end I do like the coin. Mr Z

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Beautiful Coin!

    By Laughter

    from NW MO

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Beautifully Executed
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

        Got this one for myself - don't do that a lot nowadays but really liked the looks of this - so someday the kids can fight over who gets it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Aboriginal Pride in Canada

        By Billy Bob

        from Lake Echo Nova Scotia

        About Me Amateur Collector History, Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

            Great size for the amount of detail in this coin.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Worldwide example of RCM craftsmanship

            By Corys Collection

            from Prince Edward Island, CANADA

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Huge Rcm Fan, Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • And Amazing Tribute
            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • One Of A Kind
            • Unique

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Keepsake For Remembering

            Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

            I cannot begin to imagine how Grandfather bravely fought beside the white men. However, I give props to RCM for this amazing work of art. Lest we forget. God bless ALL the souls of those who protected our great nation, and the world against that tyranny.
            God bless Canada.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            aboriginal veterans monument

            By Bob the farmer

            from ontario

            About Me Quality Driven

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult

              Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

              great design

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing coin

              By Ki Ageng

              from Scarborough, ON

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great Quality
              • Meticulous Design
              • One Of A Kind

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Poor Packaging Design

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Special Occasion

              Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

              The first impression is that the packaging does not justify the quality of the fantastic workmanship of the coin. The coin comes with a standard maroon clam-shell and Black carton box. The people who work on the coins should learn by now that good coin is not enough, a unique packaging is another attraction for people to collect the coins.

              Futhermore, I just don't understand why the Certificate of Authenticity is only a piece of paper with the size of 6.5 X 20cms. It would be more meaningful for people if RCM also provided the background information of this coin along with the certification. It would cost more, but I think the additional cost will not eat too much margin on the bottom line for RCM, specially the price of silver is so low nowadays. Saving cost is acceptable, but saving cost at the expenses of the quality and presentation is really unacceptable. I do miss the old certificate where you have the information/background story of the coin printed. It doesn't have to be a full story, but the basic information would be enough. As it is now, you have no idea what this coin is all about and what does it signify.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Beautiful Coin

              By Icepic

              from Guelph, Ontario

              About Me Quality Driven

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality
              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult

                Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

                Beautiful Coin. Nice design and is welcome addition to a collection.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT COIN GREAT ARTISTRY GOOD PRICE.

                By SILVER NUGGET

                from AB. CANADA.

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Hunter
                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

                  THIS COIN IS A GREAT SHOW PIECE IN MY COLLECTION. LOVE THE SIZE OF TWO OZ. COIN AND WILL PUT THIS ONE AT THE TOP RATED OF THE TWO OZ COINS.HAS GREAT DETAIL AND WILL SELL OUT.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent looking coin

                  By The Collector

                  from Swift Current, Sask.

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Great Quality
                  • One Of A Kind
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Holiday Gift
                  • Special Occasion
                  • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

                  Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument - Mintage: 5000 (2014):

                  Makes a great addition to any collection. The size and detail of this coin are unique.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Specifications

                  • No.140432
                  • Mintage5,000
                  • Composition99.99% pure silver
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 62.67
                  • Diameter (mm) 54
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value30 dollars
                  • ArtistNoel Lloyd Pinay (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)