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Canada 2019 Native American Fancy War Dance Pow Wow Dancer $30 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Color L10

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Get all the color and pageantry of the Native American pow wow favorite, the Fancy Dance, on this large, 2 troy ounce pure silver proof with all the vibrant hues of the symbolic Indian costume regalia!

Investment Opportunity!The Native American Fancy Dance - it is at once dazzling and colorful, energetic and fast-paced! A spectator favorite at many competitive gatherings, the Fancy Dance is one of the more recent additions to powwow dance categories. The Fancy Dance originated in the United States (specifically, Oklahoma) during the early 20th century, when it was performed for entertainment, having been developed from the then-outlawed War Dance. It gradually caught on in other regions, and has since become one of the most popular dance categories at today's competitive pow wows, where dancers are judged for their dancing abilities and their regalia.

Dressed in colorful regalia, a fancy dancer’s acrobatic movements stir the soul as they step, leap and twirl to the rhythmic beat of the drum. This 2 full troy ounce pure silver coin with full color shines the spotlight on the complex footwork and elaborate costumes of a spectacular pow-wow dance style, the Fancy Dance, which has become a powerful expression of Indigenous identity, spirituality and heritage.

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Sioux_Dakota_Native_American_Chief_WandutaA fancy dancer must possess athleticism and stamina to perform this freestyle dance, which may include spins, twirls, or even flips, all while staying in time with the drumbeats and chants. The purposeful movements of a powwow dancer stir the soul as the dancers move to the rhythmic beat of the drum. Within the circle, complex footwork and acrobatic feats entertain and tell a story — for every symbolic gesture is a shared heartbeat reaching out, connecting with every observer, in a powerful expression of identity, spirituality, and heritage.

A Native American fancy dancer's hair roach may include eagle feathers, just like the bustles. But if even just one such feather should fall, the dance is stopped and a special ceremony is held to retrieve this sacred object. Colors also carry special meaning. Black is associated with death, the underworld or the night; blue can represent a female, the sky, sadness, thunder or lightning. Green is the color of the earth and plant life, of summers and rain. Red is the color of blood and war, sunsets or thunder. White is associated with winter and snow, while yellow means sunshine and daytime.

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Fancy Dance Regalia
Fancy Dance regalia is elaborate and unique — every element is a deeply personal expression of one's lineage, heritage, and/or personal journey. Typically, a fancy dancer wears color-coordinated feather bustles: one behind the shoulders and another behind the hips, along with arm cuffs. A breastplate made from hair-pipe (bone) beads may be worn over the beaded bodice. The dancer's moccasins may also be topped with bells that ring out with every spirited step, while the swaying feathers of the hair roach accentuate the physicality of it all.

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Planning for a pow wow generally begins months, perhaps even a year, in advance of the event by a group of people usually referred to as a pow wow committee. Pow wows may be sponsored by a tribal organization, by an American Native community within an urban area, a Native American Studies program or American Native club on a college or university campus, tribe, or any other organization that can provide startup funds, insurance, and volunteer workers.

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Outstanding Native American Design!
Designed by Native American artist Garrison Garrow of the Kahniakehaka tribe, this coin captures the fast-paced energy of a modern powwow dance style: the Fancy Dance. A fancy dancer dominates your coin's design, where finely detailed engraving adds a sense of fast-paced movement while an application of color highlights the intricate nature of the regalia. From the Thunderbird of the Plains peoples to the Iroquois design on the apron, the assemblage of motifs, textures and traditional elements (including the sacred bald eagle feathers) holds special meaning and speaks to the powwow's importance as a vibrant, cross-cultural exchange.

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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. This two troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!
 
Obverse
Designed by Native American artist Garrison Garrow of the Kahniakehaka tribe, this coin captures the fast-paced energy of a modern powwow dance style: the Fancy Dance. The date of issue and denomination also appear.

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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 reads ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God").

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

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2019
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 62.69 g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage Limit      3,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Certificate Individually Numbered
Artist Garrison Garrow




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