1/2 oz. Pure Gold Coin – Interconnection: Sea - Orca – Mintage: 1,500 (2014)

1/2 oz. Pure Gold Coin – Interconnection: Sea - Orca – Mintage: 1,500 (2014)

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

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

Canada's three natural realms of land, sky, and sea mingle in a landscape of unmatched grandeur. Similarly, its people—First Nations and modern inhabitants alike—though culturally distinct, overlap within this landscape in a unique experience of shared history and nationhood. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly presents the third coin in its series of 1/2-ounce gold coins celebrating this interconnectedness through the stunning artwork of West Coast artist Andy Everson.

The Interconnections series celebrates the relationship between Canada's three natural realms: land, sky, and sea. This third release, dedicated to "Sea", adopts an orca as its central motif while ingeniously incorporating the cycle of the ocean tides into its design. The smiling orca—a powerful symbol of family for the peoples of the Pacific Northwest—is encircled by the rim of the moon. The moon is invoked for its inextricable link with the orca's ocean home, which is represented by the undulating and bubble shapes that surround the orca. The sea, surrounding Canada on its eastern, western, and northern borders, is a defining element of not only Canadian culture but the culture and heritage of Emerson's ancestors, who lived their lives on and near the Pacific. Like moon and tide, sea and land, 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 third issue in the Royal Canadian Mint's unique 3-coin series featuring the striking artwork of celebrated Canadian artist Andy Everson. 
•   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.

Coin design:
Designed by Canadian artist Andy Everson, your coin presents the theme of "Sea". Its central motif is an orca, stylized in the tradition of Everson's K'ómoks and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestors. This image is framed by a circle representing the rim of the moon. Surrounding the inner circle is a stylized depiction of gently moving water—the domain of the orca, whose tides and movement lie in thrall to the power of the moon.

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.

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

Order your coin today!

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  • No.140537
  • 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)

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