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2014 Canada $500 Legend of the Spirit Bear 5oz. Fine Gold Coin (TAX Exempt)

2014 Canada $500 Legend of the Spirit Bear 5oz. Fine Gold Coin (TAX Exempt)
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2014 Canada $500 An Aboriginal Story - The Legend of the Spirit Bear Pure Gold Coin (TAX Exempt) - 130558

When Raven first created the world, everything was white. After some time, Raven decided the world needed colour, but as the ice began to melt, people started fighting over the land that appeared. Years passed, more and more animals changed colour and the world became more beautiful than ever, but the people kept fighting over everything. So, Raven decided to remind them where they came from by turning one in every ten bears white.

Coast Salish First Nation's artist Darlene Gait has created a stunning narrative on the legend of Spirit Bear. A white Raven waves its wing to bring colour to the world. Below, retreating snow and ice reveal a wondrous new world brimming with life. Communities of earth mounds dot the land and people can now navigate rivers by canoe. British Columbia's mountains rise in the background and a prophetic bear totem appears before the sun. People gather around a great fire, seemingly in preparation of war; a sight that inspires Raven to wave its wing once again to turn the great, humble bear white.

Item Number: 130558
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Mintage: 50
Weight (g): 156.05
Diameter (mm): 60.15
Face Value: $500
Finish: Proof
Edge: Plain

Special Features:
- An original work by Coast Salish First Nation's artist Darlene Gait that recounts the fascinating legend of Spirit Bear.
- Exquisite detailing and a variety of finishes combine to bring exceptional depth and dimension to the scene-a true work of art!
- An unexpected and original keepsake crafted to the highest standards-perfect for art lovers, storytellers, history buffs and anyone with an interest in First Nations culture and art.

Red lacquered wooden box with black beauty box

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