It has also been a cornerstone in the culture of Canada's many First Nations communities, representing life, abundance, healing and peace. The sun was carved on masks and totem poles and is the symbol that currently crowns the world's tallest totem located in Alert Bay (British Columbia).
One First Nations legend recounts how Raven released the sun from a box. People believed the Sun Chief could be reached by climbing a chain of arrows, and that he descended from the sky each day by sliding down the sun's long rays. The design has been crafted in ultra-high relief, an exceptional level of sculpting that requires significant hand crafting and polishing. Slight inconsistencies in the quality of the surface are normal for this ultra-high relief process. Second ever proof dollar struck in the ultra high relief long associated with ancient medallic art.
Low mintage-only 5,000 coins worldwide. Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper.
Finish: Frosted relief on a proof-like field. Artist: Xwa lack tun (Rick Harry). Black display case with an insert housing the encapsulated coin, each accompanied by a serialized certificate. Protected by a special Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games theme sleeve. Advertising date: October 7, 2009.
Launch date: October 7, 2009. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.