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Canada 2017 Celebrating Canada's 150th #13 - Native American Drum Dancing - Nunavut NU - Inuit Dance Canadian Geographic Magazine $10 Pure Silver Proof with Color L07

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Get the thirteenth and final release in this popular and extremely affordable landmark program, Celebrating Canada's 150th! This last issue showcases an Inuit Native American artist performing the traditional Drum Dance, depicted in full color on this beautiful, affordable, pure silver proof coin!

O Canada! From colorful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, breathtaking images of Canada’s natural bounty reflect the incredible beauty and diversity of the Canadian experience. This popular, landmark 13-coin collaborative series marks the 150th anniversary of Canada with a cross-country journey that celebrates the distinct and timeless wonders of the land of the Great White North.

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A Native American Inuit Drum Dance PerformerAs Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with this stunning series that showcases Canada's iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks! The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to partner with Canadian Geographic to bring you this historic, 13-coin series that celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of Canada's provinces and territories. Each coin is inspired by a photograph from the magazine, reproduced in exceptional detail by meticulous engraving and vibrant color on this pure silver proof.

The 13 coins symbolize Canada's 10 provinces and 3 territories. Each province and territory is represented by a stunning original photographic image in this beautiful series as the scenes take you across the entire country! Each coin is presented in the order of that province or territory’s entry into Confederation.

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The Native American Inuit Drum Dance
In the Inuit language (Inuktitut), "Nunavut" means "our land." To Inuit, land is not something that is controlled or owned. It is a relationship, like an unbreakable bond between a newborn and its mother.

For thousands of years, Inuit and their ancestors lived as nomads, eternally linked to the rhythm of the land and the seasons, moving from place to place as they followed the migratory patterns of caribou, seals, fish and birds. Their relationship with the land and wildlife around them became the very essence of their culture.

Contact with European explorers dramatically altered this way of life. Yet, after hundreds of years of change, the contemporary members of this ancient people came together to reclaim their past and preserve it for the future.

In 1973, they began a study to demonstrate the extent of Inuit aboriginal title in the Arctic; the basis of their land claim that would follow. Twenty-five years later, the Nunavut Act was adopted and received Royal Assent on July 9, 1998. Then, on April 1, 1999, people coast to coast celebrated Canada's youngest territory as Nunavut officially joined the federation of Canada.

No doubt, the Inuit celebrated the event with many a drum dance, a ritual that is as much a part of their cultural fabric as the land that surrounds them. The drum dance recounts people's experiences; tells stories and dreams; preserves ancestral wisdom and values. It is a living bond between those who have walked before us - and those who are yet to come.

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A Stunning, Original Work of Art!
Based on a photograph captured by Canadian photographer Michelle Valberg, the obverse features vibrant color over detailed engraving that captures an Inuit drum dance on Devon Island, Nunavut. Artist Mathew Nuqingaq of Iqaluit, Nunavut, is dressed in traditional clothing as he lifts up a large frame drum (a qilaut) while performing a traditional song. The sun adds a vibrancy to the Arctic landscape behind him, where the golden colors of the tundra stand out beneath the clear blue sky. The obverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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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 half troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!


Obverse
Based on a photograph captured by Canadian nature photographer Dale Wilson, the obverse features vibrant color over detailed engraving that showcases an awe-inspiring sight off of Canada’s easternmost coast - an iceberg at dawn! The dual dates 1867-2017 commemorate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

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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") and the denomination also appear.

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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 box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34 mm
Mintage Limit       25,000
   
Finish Matte Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Michelle Valberg
Certificate Individually Numbered




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