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Pure Silver Ultra-High Relief Coin - Thunderbird - Mintage: 5,000 (2018)

Pure Silver Ultra-High Relief Coin - Thunderbird - Mintage: 5,000 (2018)

$149.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Your coin was struck multiple times to give the image a raised, embossed-like appearance! Order today!

One of the most powerful spirits in Northwest Coast mythology, the Thunderbird is a supernatural force of nature that emits lightning from its eyes and thunder from its wings. This bird-like creature holds a special place of honour on this collectible piece of art. Beautifully engraved in ultra high relief, the Thunderbird seemingly emerges from your coin, where it is enhanced by a selective touch of colours that reflect the art style of the Kwakwaka’wakw.

A treasured keepsake for all who share an interest in Indigenous culture and art! Order today!

Special features:
  • A CELEBRATION OF INDIGENOUS ART AND CULTURE! A beautifully sculpted tribute to the cultural traditions of Northwest Coast First Nations.
  • ULTRA HIGH RELIEF ENGRAVING! Like a piece of sculptural or medallic art, your coin was struck multiple times to give the image a raised, embossed-like appearance that is rich in detail!
  • A DYNAMIC DESIGN! The mythological figure has been carefully sculpted to infuse the design with a sense of movement as the Thunderbird seemingly emerges from your coin.
  • TRADITIONAL COLOURS! A selective application of colours highlights the engraved formlines that are characteristic of Northwest Coast art, while the choice of these colours — red, black, blue, orange and yellow — keep the expressive art style of the Kwakwaka’wakw.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 5,000 coins worldwide.
  • PURE SILVER! Your coin is 99.99% pure silver.
  • GST/HST EXEMPT! Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:

A legendary mythological creature, the Thunderbird is a supernatural force of nature in this reverse design by Northwest Coast artist Andy Everson. Ultra high relief engraving mimics the deeply sculpted nature of traditional Kwakwaka’wakw carvings, and gives the Thunderbird the appearance of emerging from your coin’s silver surface. It is said that with every blink, the Thunderbird sends lightning bolts flashing across the sky, and every beat of its wings emits tremendous thunderclaps; in keeping with the expressive art style of the Kwakwaka’wakw, a selective application of colours add to the visual storytelling by drawing attention to the Thunderbird’s features and heightening the dramatic intensity of the lightning bolts. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Often depicted with outstretched wings, the Thunderbird is a familiar sight atop many totem poles—especially those of the Kwakawaka’wakw. The Thunderbird is also a prestigious ancestor crest.
  • The Thunderbird may resemble the Eagle, but he is easily identified by the curled appendage on his head, which may represent feathered tufts.
  • It is said that the Thunderbird can hunt the Killer Whale, by using lightning snakes held under his wings. These serpents are said to have the heads of wolves, and were often painted on the sides of canoes to bring luck to whalers at sea.

Packaging:

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

Order today!

Reviews

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5

Your coins are very high in quality.and design. AAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++

Dave

Erie,Mi.

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A great keepsake

5

This coin was a gift to a friend. The great quality is representative of the quality products from our Canadian Mint.

nharris1965

Toronto Ontario Canada

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Great addition to collection

5

First Nations themed collection

Eagle Eye

Okanagan, BC

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I would buy this coin again

5

love the colors and the design

ls

regina, sk

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Amazing!

5

This was bought as a gift for my son. I have other art by the amazing artist. The pictures don't do this con justice - amazing1

CK

Canada

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Good First Nation Motif

5

Coin is part of Native culture I like

Dr.Joe

Tsawwassen South Delta B.C. Canada V4M2E

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Inspiring Coin

5

Bought this coin for a special occasion. Very nice coin with its artwork and what the art represents.

Jim

Seattle, WA

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Beautiful piece

5

Keep it and enjoy its beauty

Aj

Vancouver

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Nice Indigenous artwork, very vibrant colors.

5

Big fan of Indigenous art. Added this to my collection.

2foot9

Planet Earth

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beautiful coin

4

Beautiful coin representing the west coast indigenous people

city nut

Chilliwack, B.C. Can.

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Specifications

  • No.165741
  • Mintage5,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 30.76
  • Diameter (mm) 36.15
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value25 dollars
  • ArtistAndy Everson (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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