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Canada 2018 Native American Thunderbird $25 Ultra High Relief Pure Silver Medallic Proof with Color L04

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Celebrate the Native American Thunderbird with this extremely colorful pure silver coin, struck in ultra high, medallic relief with full proof finish!

One of the most powerful spirits in Pacific Northwest Coast mythology, the Thunderbird holds a special place of honor with Native Americans - and on this 99.99% pure silver coin. Beautifully engraved in ultra high relief, the Thunderbird seemingly emerges from the tableau, where a selective touch of color reflects the expressive art style of the Kwakwaka’wakw. Fittingly for such a powerful mythological symbol, the Thunderbird combines traditional artistic elements, show-stopping color and exquisite engraving!

This extraordinarily vibrant pure silver proof combines two technologies - full color and ultra high relief, that combine with a plain edge to give a medallic quality. Struck multiple times to provide unparalleled dimension and depth, the Thunderbird's carefully sculpted head appears to rise up from the coin’s surface and the turbulent, lightning-filled skies behind it!

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An Original Work of Art
A legendary mythological creature, the Thunderbird is a supernatural force of nature in this design by Northwest Coast artist Andy Everson. Ultra high relief engraving mimics the deeply sculpted nature of traditional Kwakwaka’wakw carvings, and gives the Thunderbird the appearance of emerging from the coin’s silver surface. It is said that with every blink, the Thunderbird sends lightning bolts flashing across the sky, and every beat of its wings emits tremendous thunderclaps. In keeping with the expressive art style of the Kwakwaka’wakw, a selective application of hues add to the visual storytelling by drawing attention to the Thunderbird’s features and heightening the dramatic intensity of the lightning bolts.

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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 nearly one troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
A legendary mythological creature, the Thunderbird is a supernatural force of nature in this design by Pacific Northwest Coast artist Andy Everson. 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 black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 25 Dollars
Weight 30.76 g
Diameter 36.15 mm
Mintage Limit     5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Andy Everson
Certificate Individually Numbered



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