2012 Canada 5 Kilo $500 The Spirit of Haida Gwaii Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)
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The Spirit of Haida Gwaii is a metaphor for multicultural Canada, a national icon that's a masterpiece of Bill Reid, a respected artist of indigenous art. The artwork depicts the Aboriginal heritage of Haida Gwaii, which is formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Celebrate this masterpiece and the rich cultural message that it brings with this 2012 $500 The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii 5 Kilo Silver Coin.
Coin features The Spirit of Haida Gwaii design from the masterpiece by Bill Reid, one of Canadas most accomplished and renowned artists.
A FIRST! A 5 kg fine silver (99.99% pure) coin.
The coins massive size (180 mm) is fittingly complemented by the image of Bill Reids monumental sculpture.
Hand polished to perfection, made-to-order with a very limited mintage of 100 worldwide.
The Spirit of Haida Gwaii features a massive Haida canoe filled with thirteen powerful figures drawn primarily from Haida myth. Bill Reid hinted at the universal symbolism of this vessel that seems to contain all of life, where strife and peace, body and spirit are locked in eternal struggle on a journey that moves ever onward to an unknown - and perhaps unknowable - destination.
Proudly Canadian: the design and the production of this coin, the elegant collectors box made of Canadian walnut wood, and the certificate in book format accompanying the coin were all developed and made in Canada.
For secure shipping, the collectors box is placed inside a watertight, crushproof, and dust proof Pelican Case 1550.
Designed in 5-kg of fine silver, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, a masterpiece by Bill Reid, one of Canadas most accomplished artists.
Composition: fine silver (99.99% pure)
Weight (g): 5,000
Diameter (mm): 180
Face value: 500 dollars CAD
Artist: Bill Reid (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)