5 oz. Pure Gold Coin with Enamel - Mythical Realms of the Haida Series: The Bear - Mintage: 50 (2016)

5 oz. Pure Gold Coin with Enamel – Mythical Realms of the Haida Series: The Bear – Mintage: 50 (2016)

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5 oz. Pure Gold Coin with Enamel – Mythical Realms of the Haida Series: The Bear – Mintage: 50 (2016)

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$12,000.00 CAD
Mintage: 50
Canada and US only

Final coin in the series! A gorgeous keepsake for art collectors! Order today!

This Haida masterpiece features the bear, one of the most powerful supernatural beings in Haida culture. According to legend, bears are known to marry human beings, and the cubs of these unions, by removing their cloaks, can live as human beings.

This coin tells the Bear Mother Myth, in which a Bear marries a Haida woman. The design shows Bear Father protecting their child. His extended tongue represents communication as he shares his wisdom and birthright with their child under the light of a full moon—teaching his offspring bear songs and stories as he prepares him for a life without his father.

Celebrates the distinctive artistic style of Haida formline imagery with red and black enamel.
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Special features:
  • 99.99% PURE GOLD! Beautifully crafted in 5 ounces of 99.99% pure gold!
  • DISTINCTIVE ARTISTIC STYLE OF HAIDA FORMLINE! Stunningly enhanced with red and black enamel to re-create the distinctive artistic style of Haida formline imagery, hailed as one of the most popular art forms from the Pacific Northwest.
  • ORIGINAL KEEPSAKE! An original and upscale keepsake for art collectors and anyone who has ever travelled to the Pacific Northwest and been captivated by these remote islands and the rich cultural heritage of the Haida people.
  • A LIMITED WORK OF ART! Only 50 coins are available worldwide!
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

Haida artist April White—SGaana Jaad of the Yaghu'jaanaas Raven Clan—has created a mesmerizing image of a bear holding what appears to be a human child in his arms. The word "appears" is used here because this supernatural being is known to marry human beings, and the cubs of these unions, by removing their cloaks, can live as human beings. This is the Bear Mother Myth. In this design, Bear is protecting his child. His extended tongue represents communication as he shares his wisdom with his offspring under the light of a full moon—teaching him bear songs and stories as he prepares him for life without his father.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maplewood case with a black beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.148596
  • Mintage50
  • Composition99.99% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 156.05
  • Diameter (mm) 60.15
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value500 dollars
  • ArtistApril White (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)