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Canada 2013 Native American Totem Pole Tsatsisnukomi, B.C., 1912 by Painter and Artist Emily Carr $500 5 Kilograms Pure Silver Ultra High Relief Proof GX

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The MOTHER of all Canadian coins - with a TOTAL MINTAGE OF ONLY 100! Get this huge (7"+ diameter), truly rare Native American Totem Pole pure silver five 5 kilogram proof while you can!

Sold out at the Mint! Here's only the second ever 5 kilo silver coin from Canada! Adapting an original, Native American work of art by artist Emily Carr, this unfathomably massive and inscrutably rare (total mintage = 100) behemoth will be the centerpiece of one very savvy numismatist's collection and investor's portfolio. Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a watercolorist who documented the vanishing way of life of the Pacific Northwest Indians, and one of Canada’s greatest artists. Investment Opportunity!Weighing a full five kilograms (5,000 grams) of the purest silver on the planet, the masterpiece is protected inside an acrylic lens inside a wooden display case made of solid, Canadian walnut, and accompanied by an individually numbered certificate in the form of a book! (Please see presentation at the end of this article for complete text of the certificate.) For the utmost in security, Tsatsisnukomi, B.C., 1912 Totem Pole and its entire package are encased inside a waterproof, dustproof and crushproof Pelican 1550 Case (normally available for military and government use only). Sold out at the Mint on pre-release! Take advantage of this truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity while you can!

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Availability Note - There are only 100 of these second-ever five kilogram coins. They are truly massive, with unparalleled detail and extraordinarily high relief. All sold out on pre-release. We are thrilled to offer this solitary exemplar. Because of its unique nature, good funds payment may be required.

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An Unbelievable Coin - And an ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME Opportunity
Emily Carr $500 5 Kilogram Silver in Full Package

Investment Note

If you're considering this Five Kilogram Silver Proof as an investment (or simply to impress your friends and relatives, neighbors and co-workers), don't ponder the issue too long - there are only 100 in the world:
    • An original work of art - by a world famous (and dead) artist!
    • Tremendous size - 5000 grams (5 kilograms)!
    • Central design is sculpted in ultra high, medallic relief!
    • Did we mention the tremendous size - 180 mm (over 7 inches) in diameter!
    • Tremendously low mintage - only 100 savvy collectors can ever own this monstrous beauty! Excruciatingly rare!
    • The meticulous detailing and incredible design one expects from the artistic engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint!
    • Extremely desirable Native American theme, by a true Native American artist!
    • All previous Canadian 1 Kilogram Silver Proofs have disappeared quickly and are now difficult to locate! And all had a much higher mintage limit!

From a numismatic point of view - this ultra-rarity will be the centerpiece of your collection!

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Tsatsisnukomi BC 1912 Native American Totem Pole watercolor painting by artist painter Emily Carr (1871-1945)Emily Carr and Tsatsisnukomi, B.C., 1912
A giant 7 inches in diameter, this pure silver coin featuring a detail from Emily Carr’s masterful totem-themed 1912 painting applies advanced engraving and finishing techniques to bring Carr’s work to life in astounding texture and detail.

On the reverse, the central image of a mystical bird (an eagle or a raven) has been engraved at unbelievable depth of relief, so that it seems to rise from the surface of the coin. Behind this central image, Royal Canadian Mint engravers have employed exceptional frosting to capture the beautiful shading and delicate detail from Carr’s vivid original.

This beautiful frosted background also graces the Queen's side, which hosts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The central image is framed by an outer band that reproduces the cross-sectional grain of a cedar log, a material prominently used in creating totem poles.

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Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1871, Emily Carr knew from a young age that she was different from others in her isolated British settlement. At eight years old, Emily was producing sound portraits of family members and pets. Her staunchly Presbyterian parents remained intent on a traditional British upbringing for their six children and Emily and her sisters received art training in their school years and early teens.

Emily Carr $500 5 Kilogram Silver compared to a Quarter! Emily’s mother, Emily Saunders Carr, died of tuberculosis in 1886, when Emily was 15. Her father, Richard Carr, passed away two years later from a lung ailment. Emily went on to study art at the California School of Design in San Francisco. Following her studies there, she traveled to both England (1899) and France (1911) to study art. Both of these trips would have a significant effect on her transition from realism to the one-of-a-kind bold post-impressionist style which marked her as a truly unique artist.

She visited Native American villages several times in the first decade of the twentieth century and these trips had an immediate artistic resonance for Carr, who is famous for her depictions of native villages and artifacts - many of which have helped to preserve for posterity images of a way of life that was changing. She would spend time throughout the late 1920s traveling to native villages and living among the various Native American peoples along the Pacific Northwest Coast. Carr’s other great lifelong subject was the coastal landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Her objective was to evoke not the literal image of the trees but their spiritual significance to the artist. The result is a mythos of the Pacific wilderness that is uniquely Carr’s own.

Emily Carr is today known as a pioneering and iconic Canadian artist of true genius who overcame physical, social, and psychological restrictions to offer her country one of its first and most original depictions of Western Canada and the depth and beauty of its landscape and Native American cultures.

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Purity 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 five kilogram silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2013 Emily Carr $500 5 Kilogram Silver in boxObverse
The Tsatsisnukomi, B.C., 1912 Totem Pole design from the watercolor masterpiece by Emily Carr, one of Canada’s most accomplished and renowned artists. The legend EMILY CARR 1871-1945 serves as a proxy signature for the artist.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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 date, denomination and legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appear. The legend 5 KG 9999 guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated and presented inside a solid Canadian walnut wood casket or coffer, lined with black velvet. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity in the form of a booklet is included. (Please see presentation at the end of this article for complete text of the certificate.) For the utmost in security, the coin and its entire package are encased inside a waterproof, dustproof and crushproof Pelican 1550 Case (normally available for military and government use only).

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 500 Dollars
Weight 5000.00 g
Diameter 180 mm (about 7 inches)
Mintage Limit      100
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Emily Carr
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

Complete Certificate Text

Emily Carr: Resounding Voice of Canada’s Western Wilderness

Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1871, Emily Carr knew from a young age that she was different from others in her isolated British settlement. At eight years old, Emily was producing sound portraits of family members and pets. Her staunchly Presbyterian parents remained intent on a traditional British upbringing for their six children and Emily and her sisters received art training in their school years and early teens.

Emily’s mother, Emily Saunders Carr, died of tuberculosis in 1886, when Emily was 15. Her father, Richard Carr, passed away two years later from a lung ailment. Emily went on to study art at the California School of Design in San Francisco. Following her studies there, she travelled to both England (1899) and France (1911) to study art. Both of these trips would have a significant effect on her transition from realism to the one-of-a-kind bold post-impressionist style which marked her as a truly unique artist.

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She visited aboriginal villages several times in the first decade of the twentieth century and these trips had an immediate artistic resonance for Carr, who is famous for her depictions of native villages and artefacts—many of which have helped to preserve for posterity images of a way of life that was changing. She would spend time throughout the late 1920s travelling to native villages and living among the various First Nations peoples along the Pacific Northwest Coast. Carr’s other great lifelong subject was the coastal landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Her objective was to evoke not the literal image of the trees but their spiritual significance to the artist. The result is a mythos of the Pacific wilderness that is uniquely Carr’s own.

After a difficult period of relatively little artistic activity following the First World War, Carr came to be recognized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Group of Seven. This support and an exhibition in the National Capital encouraged Carr to a full return to painting. Lawren Harris became an important mentor and lifelong friend. Carr was 57 when her extraordinary body of work finally reached national stature.

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In 1937, at the age of 66, Carr suffered a severe heart attack and her ability to paint declined, so she turned to her other great skill: writing. She published her first collection of short autobiographical stories—Klee Wyck—in 1942. It won the Governor General’s award. She went on to publish two additional books during her life. Two more were published posthumously.

Emily Carr is today known as a pioneering and iconic Canadian artist of true genius who overcame physical, social, and psychological restrictions to offer her country one of its first and most original depictions of Western Canada and the depth and beauty of its landscape and aboriginal cultures.

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