Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g): 31.83 one troy oz. Face value: 25 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists: Cyril Assiniboine (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). That bear is killing all the animals and our people will starve.
We must stop it, the elders said. Three great hunters set out in pursuit of the great bear. They tracked it for many moons, across the earth and up into the sky. The story above is the compelling First Nations legend that explains the origins of the Big Dipper, one of the most recognized formations in the night sky. The seven stars that make up the Big Dipper are arguably one of the most recognized formations in the night sky.They are visible year-round from northern latitudes, and have inspired countless legends around the globe. Many First Nations legends describe the Big Dipper as a great bear who is hunted ceaselessly by three hunters. The first issue in this four-coin series shows the hunters answering the elders' call to stop the bear before it kills all the animals in the forest and brings starvation to the people. A wonderful keepsake for star gazers and history buffs; anyone with a passion for Canada's rich ancestral past and its mystifying First Nations traditions and legends. The third coin in this four coin series is the Great Ascent! All four boxes in the series when viewed in the dark make up the big dipper! A FIRST: Glow-in-the-dark technology on a silver coin! Glows in the darkjust like stars! Turn off the lights and 7 stars depicting three hunters in pursuit of the great bear magically appear. Innovative glow-in-the-dark technology will not wear out - ever! For best effect, simply recharge the coin under a light. Mesmerizing color brings the richness of First Nations traditions to life. It's easy to imagine the powerful scene that played out as brave members of the Plains Ojibwa band pursued the bear to the end of the Earth. Not all the stars are colored.
Four of them shine with the perfection of 99.99% pure silver to enhance the twinkling sky. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt!
Western Ojibwa artist Cyril Assiniboine has created a series of stunning images. This coin depicts three hunters chasing the bear to the end of the Earth. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clam-shell with a custom beauty box that glows in the dark! Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched.
Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc.
When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed.Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "Canada 2015 $25 Great Ascent Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Color Proof Coin #3" is in sale since Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
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