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Canada 2013 Native American Contemporary Art #1 - Inuit Mother and Eskimo Baby Ice Fishing $5 $5 Pure Silver & Niobium BiMetallic Proof

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First coin in a new Canadian Niobium program! This new series of Native American bimetallic proofs features contemporary Indian or aboriginal art!

Talisman Coins and the Royal Canadian Mint are proud to offer you this new numismatic experience - the first coin in a new series featuring contemporary Native American art! Each colorful design uses oxidized niobium metal to diffract light and produce brilliant colors, naturally. This innovative minting process incorporates a niobium insert struck into the coin’s pure silver ring. The niobium is selectively colored using a unique oxidization process that naturally exploits niobium’s distinct properties. Niobium is a rare earth element and metal used in superalloys, superconducting magnets and to strengthen steel. The ability to produce unique colors naturally makes niobium an interesting metal for numismatic usage! With its mintage limit of just 6,500, a sell out is expected!

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Native American Moons - Niobium CoinsThe first ever Niobium Series from the Royal Canadian Mint was the Native American Niobium Full Moons Series. As anticipated, ALL FOUR of the Native American Niobium Proofs (Buck Moon, Hunter's Moon, Lone Wolf Moon and Pink Phlox Moon) sold out in record time! - don't delay on this one!

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This unique coin was designed by NA Inuit artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut. It portrays the unique bond between a mother and her child engaged in an important Inuit family activity, fishing.

Fishing. It's a family affair.
Distance and proportion melt away on the great expanse of Arctic ice - and the Inuit woman would disappear into the landscape if it were not for the brownish-gray earth tones of her animal hide parka. Even then, it would take a trained eye to spot the dot of contrast against the frigid white that defines the Arctic for most of the year.

The woman is huddled over a fishing hole. She has been there for hours. It’s one of her husband’s favorite spots where Arctic char, whitefish and trout have been known to swim - and have sustained Inuit for millennia as they moved between land and sea, soil and ice to hunt and fish in harmony with nature’s seasons.

Not a movement. Not a sound. Not even a breath, it seems. Even the baby tucked away in the mother’s amautik seems to understand the importance of silence. Fish stay away from noise.

The stick twitches. Stillness shatters as the Native American woman snaps her fishing pole up and away from the ice in one jubilant sweep, thankful the sea has offered up yet another gift for life - today, just as it has for thousands of years past, and hopefully generations to follow.

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Obverse
Canada 2013 Niobium Ice Fishing in boxThis unique coin was designed by Native American Inuit artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut. It portrays the unique bond between a mother and her child engaged in an important Inuit family activity, fishing. The denomination is indicated.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of 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, and the date is indicated.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a black 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 8.50 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit       6,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition Pure Niobium and .925 Fine (Sterling) Silver
Edge Interrupted Serrations
   
Artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut
Certificate Individually Numbered

Complete Certificate Text

Fishing. It's a family affair.

Distance and proportion melt away on the great expanse of Arctic ice—and the Inuit woman would disappear into the landscape if it were not for the brownish-gray earth tones of her animal hide parka. Even then, it would take a trained eye to spot the dot of contrast against the frigid white that defines the Arctic for most of the year.

The woman is huddled over a fishing hole. She has been there for hours. It’s one of her husband’s favourite spots where Arctic char, whitefish and trout have been known to swim—and have sustained Inuit for millennia as they moved between land and sea, soil and ice to hunt and fish in harmony with nature’s seasons.

Not a movement. Not a sound. Not even a breath, it seems. Even the baby tucked away in the mother’s amautik seems to understand the importance of silence. Fish stay away from noise.

The stick twitches. Stillness shatters as the woman snaps her fishing pole up and away from the ice in one jubilant sweep, thankful the sea has offered up yet another gift for life—today, just as it has for thousands of years past, and for generations to follow.

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