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Canada 2014 Native American Legend of the Spirit Bear - An Aboriginal Story $50 5 Ounce Pure Silver Proof GX

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A masterwork of Indian fine art by Native American artist Darlene Gait tells the story of the raven and the Spirit Bear, intricately rendered in pure silver on this meticulously engraved, HUGE and low mintage (1,500) five ounce pure silver proof beauty!

Investment Opportunity! A dramatic, Native American legend - the Legend of the Spirit Bear, designed by Native American artist Darlene Gait. When Raven first created the world, everything was white. After some time, Raven decided the world needed color, but as the ice began to melt, people started fighting over the land that appeared. Years passed, more and more animals changed color and the world became more beautiful than ever, but the people kept fighting over everything. So, Raven decided to remind them where they came from by turning one in every ten bears white. The total mintage is only 1,500 - take advantage of this unique opportunity while you can!

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An original work of art by renowned, practicing wildlife artist Trevor Tennant depicting caribou.Investment Note
Native American themes are among the most popular with collectors the world over - and this coin was designed by a practicing, Native American artist! This five ounce, pure silver coin has a total mintage limit of only 1,500, the absolute lowest ever for a Canadian $50 5 ounce silver proof! We believe that this will be a very scarce issue, difficult to find in the aftermarket, once it is sold out at the Mint.

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An Original Work of Art
Exquisite detailing and a variety of finishes combine to bring exceptional depth and dimension to the scene—a true (and truly original) work of art! Coast Salish Native American artist Darlene Gait has created a stunning narrative on the legend of Spirit Bear. A white Raven waves its wing to bring color to the world. Below, retreating snow and ice reveal a wondrous new world brimming with life. Communities of earth mounds dot the land and people can now navigate rivers by canoe. British Columbia’s mountains rise in the background and a prophetic bear totem appears before the sun. People gather around a great fire (seemingly in preparation for war), a sight that inspires Raven to wave its wing once again to turn the great, humble bear white. The white bear is the Spirit Bear.
A July full moon, known to Native American Indians as a Summer Moon, Thunder Moon or Full Buck Moon.
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InukshukDesigned by a Native American Artist
Darlene Gait is a contemporary Coast Salish Tribe Native American artist born in Vancouver Island in the Canadian North West. Her art is collected and exhibited internationally. Darlene's paintings are known as inspiring and spiritual as she focuses and shares the beauty of the North West Coast landscape, its wild life and the indigenous art of the Native Canadian people whose heritage she embraces in her paintings and poetry.

Through her art Darlene Gait represents the beauty of the North West and its native people while also showcasing the traditional iconographic images of the art of the Coast Salish Indians of the North West Coast. Her paintings are a visual feast of such art forms as Salish totem poles, native Indian mask carvings, bent wood boxes, bead work, dream catchers of the Esquimalt, the Quw’utsun, the Kwakwaka'wakw, the Pauquachin, the Tsarlip, the Songhees, as well as many other Coast Salish tribes living in the lower mainland as well as Vancouver Island.

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Technology Note - Purity
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 ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2014 Legend of the Spirit Bear $50 5 Ounce Silver in boxObverse
The White Raven changes the humble bear pure white, making him the Spirit Bear. The date and denomination are 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 black sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value 50 Dollars
Weight 157.60 g
Diameter 65.25 mm
Mintage Limit      1,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Darlene Gait
Certificate Individually Numbered

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