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Canada 2014 Legend of Nanaboozhoo and the Thunderbirds - Native American Chippewa Ojibwa Trickster $20 Pure Silver Proof

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Get this masterwork of fine art (created by Native American artist Cyril Assiniboine) that celebrates the legend of the trickster Nanaboozhoo, intricately rendered in pure silver on this meticulously engraved, low mintage proof beauty!

In 2014 the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the time-honored tradition of Native American storytelling by commemorating the legend of Nanaboozhoo, the legendary Chippewa (Ojibwa) trickster who stole feathers from the Thunderbirds (thereby incurring their wrath!). Each coin was designed by Cyril Assiniboine, a renowned self-taught Chippewa artist as well as traditional pow wow dancer. There are five different, low-mintage yet affordable coins in the Nanaboozhoo Native American Program (including three pure silver, one pure gold and one pure platinum). Here are links to all coins in this program:

    1)  $20 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof - Traditionally Engraved
    2)  $20 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Full Color
    3)  $20 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating
    4)  $5 1/10 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof
    5)  $5 1/10 Troy Ounce Pure Platinum Proof

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Nanaboozhoo in a glorious color portrait. He is the Chippewa or Odjibwa trickster deity and hero spirit who stole feathers from the Thunderbird!The Legend of Nanaboozhoo
Nanaboozhoo or Nanabozho is a legendary god or spirit, as well as a culture hero, in the mythologies of the Native American Chippewa nation (called the Ojibwa in Canada). He most often appears in the shape of a rabbit and is characterized as a trickster. In his rabbit form, he is called Mishaabooz ("Great rabbit" or "Hare") or Chi-waabooz ("Big rabbit"). He was sent to Earth by Gitchi Manitou (the Great Spirit) to teach the Ojibwe. One of his first tasks was to name all the plants and animals. Nanabozho is considered to be the founder of herbal medicine, as well as the inventor of fishing and hieroglyphs. This deity is a shape-shifter and a co-creator of the world.

The many bands that comprise the Algonquin people share a number of stories about the northern lights. Nanahboozho would often shape-shift into the Great Hare.  Nanaboozhoo was the Creator of Turtle Island after the great flood, and the Odawa people of Manitoulin Island (Ontario) have a historical legend that when he was finished, he traveled north and built great bonfires. These bright fires were reflected as dancing colors in the sky, shining to remind his people that he was thinking of them.

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Nanaboozhoo is also renowned as the only spirit brave enough to journey to the nest of the super-powerful Thunderbirds. He desired some of their magical feathers to fletch his arrows, so that they would fly straighter, truer and farther. Climbing the sheerest cliff to the highest mountain peak in the world, he discovered the nest of the Thunderbirds, where their fledglings were. Quickly Nanaboozhoo plucked their feathers, but in their outcry the babies summoned the parent Thunderbirds. In their wrath, these imposing supernatural beings attacked Nanaboozhoo with great ferocity, lightning crackling from their eyes and thunder rolling from their beaks! Nanaboozhoo was hard pressed, in just as it looked like he could sustain no more injury, he shape-shifted to the smallest of creatures, the mouse, and fled from the Thunderbirds, too small to be noticed. In this way he outsmarted the greatest and most powerful beings on the face of the Earth (and his arrows flew straight, true and far for evermore).

This stunning coin depicting the Native American hero and trickster god Nanaboozhoo was designed by Cyril Assiniboine, a renowned self-taught Chippewa artist as well as traditional pow wow dancer.

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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 one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2014 Nanaboozhoo Silver $20 Proof in BoxObverse

A meticulously detailed design by Native American artist Cyril Assiniboine of the hero and trickster god Nanaboozhoo. The traditional-style engraving has produced a magnificent work of beauty. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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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 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 full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      8,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Cyril Assiniboine
Certificate Individually Numbered

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