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Canada 2013 Native American Traditions of Hunting #1 - Deer Hunter $5 Pure Silver Proof

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FIRST IN A NEW NATIVE AMERICAN SERIES - and a phenomenal original work of art! An American Indian brave teaches his son to hunt deer on this affordable, pure silver proof!

Sold out at the Mint! Welcome to the Traditions of Hunting, the new Native American and wildlife program from the Royal Canadian Mint! The first issue in the RCM's new series depicts an American Indian brave instructing his son on how to hunt deer. He silently gestures to the young boy, signaling "Quiet!", as a multi-point buck freezes in the tall grasses beyond. Armed with a bow and arrow, and camouflaged by an animal skin, the hunter will find his mark, as foreshadowed by the petroglyph drawing on the rock of a hunter shooting a buck! Continuing its long tradition of Native American-themed coins, the Deer Hunter is struck in 99.99% pure silver on a large 36 millimeter diameter, crown sized planchet. As the first in a new series, and with a very low mintage limit of only 10,000, we recommend getting your Hunting Traditions Silver Proof now!

Investment Note - The mintage limit of 10,000 seems way too low for the first in this new Native American series, much less one that involves hunting big game animals! Last year's Native American Niobium Full Moons BiMetallic Program sold out in record time, and has increased in value. We believe this highly affordable series will be very popular!

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A Native American brave hunter in his canoe, armed with bow and arrow.The Tradition of Survival
For untold generations, Native Americans did not master the art of hunting for sport - they mastered hunting for their very survival. And they were very good at it, using weapons that we today would consider primitive. More than their weapons, they had to rely on their skills, ability, and knowledge - knowledge of the animal, the landscape, the weather, the seasons, light, and themselves.

“Shhh. You’ll frighten the deer.” Excitement fills a young boy as he heads out on his first hunt. It is a special rite of passage, the passing of knowledge from one generation to another, a ritual that is essential to the tribe’s survival. But to a playful child, the lesson seems more like a game.

“Is it time? Can we now?” For a child, patience is utterly foreign, but it is the hunter’s mastery. Waiting all summer. Waiting for the deer to build up its muscle and fur in preparation for winter. Waiting for autumn when the deer’s sacrifice will bring the greatest benefit to the people.

And now, waiting for the perfect moment. Waiting for a young boy to master his own excited energy; to fall silent and motionless and watch his father move silently across the ground, under the cover of animal hide and tall grasses.

The tension builds with the silence. The hunter and his environment become one, hidden from the deer’s sensitive eyes and ears. Close enough at last so arrow can slice the air and time to hit its target.

Silence. The buck raises its head and faces the hunter. “I am ready.” The bow twangs. The arrow snaps into free flight. The buck starts, but too late - the arrow finds its mark.

A tradition that has sustained the hunter’s people for thousands of years triumphs yet again. His family and village can now look towards winter’s approach with confidence. It is a time of celebration - and thanks. The spirit of the deer is not forgotten.

An Original Work of Art!
A July full moon, known to Native American Indians as a Summer Moon, Thunder Moon or Full Buck Moon.Words were few as guidance, for hunting skills came from example. Understanding this spiritual connection to the earth, the animals and the rhythm of the seasons, was (and still is!) a large part of what makes a good hunter. The white tail deer offered up food, clothing and housing to American Indian peoples for thousands of years, a sacrifice that never went unappreciated. Wisdom is to know this before your first hunt.

The realistic, naturalistic design by Native American artist Darlene Gait (of the Coast Salish tribe) features a captivating scene of a young boy’s inaugural hunt, his eagerness evident in his face as his camouflaged father raises a finger for silence. A buck stands in the background amid tall grasses. The rock behind the boy features a petroglyph of a hunting scene.

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2013 Hunting Silver $5 Proof in BoxObverse

A meticulously detailed and finely engraved scene of an American Indian brave instructing his son on how to hunt deer. He silently gestures to the young boy, signaling "Quiet!", as a multi-point buck freezes in the tall grasses beyond. Armed with a bow and arrow, and camouflaged by an animal skin, the hunter will find his mark, as foreshadowed by the petroglyph drawing on the rock by the brave! The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 23.17 g
Diameter 36 mm
Mintage Limit      10,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Darlene Gait
Certificate Individually Numbered

Complete Certificate Text

The Tradition of Survival

“Shhh. You’ll frighten the deer.” Excitement fills a young boy as he heads out on his first hunt. It is a special rite of passage, the passing of knowledge from one generation to another; a ritual that is essential to the tribe’s survival; but to a playful child, the lesson seems more like a game.

“Is it time? Can we now?” For a child, patience is utterly foreign, but it is the hunter’s mastery. Waiting all summer. Waiting for the deer to build up its muscle and fur in preparation for winter; watching for autumn when the deer’s sacrifice will bring the greatest benefit to the people.

And now, waiting for the perfect moment. Waiting for a young boy to master his own excited energy; to fall silent and motionless and watch his father move silently across the ground, under the cover of animal hide and tall grasses.

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The hunter and his environment become one, hidden from the deer’s sensitive eyes and ears. Close enough at last so arrow can pierce wind and time to hit its target.

Silence. The buck raises its head and faces the hunter, “I am ready.”

A tradition that has sustained the hunter’s people for thousands of years triumphs yet again. His family and village can now look towards winter’s approach with confidence. It is a time of celebration—and thanks.

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