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Canada 2011 Native American Wildlife Designs - Complete 4-Coin Collection - 50 Cents Endangered Species Wood Bison, Orca Killer Whale, Peregrine Falcon and Kingfisher Animal 1/25 Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Half Dollar Proof Set GX

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Get the COMPLETE COLLECTION of four unique, pure gold animal proofs, each an original work of art by Native American artist Corrine Hunt!

This listing is for COMPLETE 4-COIN COLLECTION of all four different 2011 Native American Wildlife Design Pure Gold Proofs! One each of the Wood Bison, Orca Killer Whale, Peregrine Falcon and Kingfisher in the Boreal Forest coins! These may also be available singly - click on any of the preceding links to see!

Sold out at the Mint!This new series from the Royal Canadian Mint features unique designs of four well-known, North American animals. Each coin is, in fact, an original work of art, executed by Native American artist Corrine Hunt. With their unprecedented and extremely low mintage limit of only 2,500 per 1/25 ounce pure gold proof, affordable price, and exceptional wildlife motifs, we expect these Native American animal designs to sell out very quickly at the Mint! Read on to learn more about the artist and the wildlife.

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Investment Opportunity - Lowest mintage limit ever for this size gold proof - only 2,500! We recommend this as a buy-and-hold investment. A fast sell out was predicted and has occurred.

The Complete Collection - All Four Native American Animal Designs at One Low Price!
All 4 Native Wildlife Gold 1/25 Ounce Proof Coins in Package

Each Native American wildlife design by Corrine Hunt depicts a different North American animal, executed with Hunt’s unique interpretation of traditional Kwakwaka’wakw and Tlingit tribal forms. Each incorporates one or more ovoid shapes, which represent life and rebirth.

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Masterpieces of Design and the Minter's Art

This 4-Coin Collection represents the complete set of one of two different series (one gold, one silver) of four coins designed by Native American artist Corrine Hunt. Corrine is the co-designer of the gold, silver, and bronze medals (produced by the Royal Canadian Mint) for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, as well as the medals for the 2010 Paralympic Games. Each wildlife design is available in both silver and gold:

    Wood Bison
    Orca Killer Whale
    Peregrine Falcon
    Kingfisher & Boreal Forest

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About the Artist
Corrine Hunt was born in 1959 in Alert Bay, British Columbia. She is a member of the Raven Gwa'waina clan from Ts'akis, a Kwakwaka'wakw Komoyue village on Vancouver Island. Her paternal grandmother, A'neesla’ga Abusa, was a Tlingit noblewoman from Alaska. In 1965 Abusa gave her the name "Killer Whale Scratching Her Back on the Beach". Corrine combines Kwakwaka'wakw and Tlingit influences in her work.

Pacific Northwest Native American or Indian artist Corrine Hunt.Corrine’s rich family history includes internationally renowned First Nations artists Henry, Richard and Tony Hunt, all of whom have influenced her art. Norman Brotchie, her maternal uncle, attracted her interest with his beautifully hand engraved jewelry and was instrumental in introducing her to the Kwakwaka'wakw art of engraving. Corrine has been working as a jeweler since 1985, and in recent years has worked on large-scale sculpture and custom furniture, blending traditional design with contemporary materials like stainless steel and aluminum. She says of this combination, "I want to show how both the Native American people and their art have evolved." Corrine too has mentored First Nations and other artists and continues to be a strong and vocal supporter of the arts in British Columbia.

In the process of her art, she is continually inventing and reinventing stories from her culture, honoring her roots and cultivating a refreshing artistic expression at the same time. The results are extraordinary pieces that are both ageless and contemporary. Corrine's engravings are not overly ornate; like poetry, they convey their message using as few lines as possible.

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Investment Note
The 2011 Flock of Canada Geese 1/25 Ounce Gold Proof had a total mintage of only 10,000 (the lowest for this size Canadian coin up to that point) and it sold out handily in a matter of weeks. Along comes these four gold proofs in the Native American Wildlife Designs series, each with a mintage of only 2,500 - and the sky's the limit as to what heights these might hit!

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting technology of the Royal Canadian Mint has brought us the world’s smallest pure gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other, larger gold coins to shame!

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Obverse
All 4 Native Wildlife Gold Coins in BoxFour different North American animals are depicted (in Pacific Northwest Indian style, by Native American artists Corrine Hunt). The date and denomination are both indicated.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo proof portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, 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

Each coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2011
 
Face Value 2 Dollars (4 x 50 Cents)
Weight 5.08 g (4 x 1.27 g)
Diameter 13.92 mm
Mintage Limit     2,500 each single coin
 
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
Artist Corrine Hunt
Certificate Individually Numbered

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