Pure Silver Color Proof Coin. All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - The counterfeiting of numismatic coins, and the sale of stolen coins, are serious problems for coin collectors and dealers. Unlike many other coin dealers.
To protect against these risks, we do not sell'second-hand' coins. All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. Composition 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g) 31.39 (one troy ounce).Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value - 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists - Cyril Assiniboine (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Storytelling has long been a rich oral tradition for Aboriginal cultures. It is said that from the first snowfall to the first clap of thunder, elders impart history, traditions, and life lessons to the younger generation through rich narratives filled with allegories and imagery. For the Aboriginal Peoples, these tales - and the messages they convey - form deep connections to who they are, how they relate to the world, their ceremonial rituals, and everyday life. Often, these stories revolve around characters that possess physical and personality traits akin to humans, animals, plants, and the elements. For the Anishinaabe, an important cultural character is Nanaboozhoo.
As a shape-shifting spirit, he teaches right from wrong through his adventures, while offering lessons on how to live in harmony with the natural world. Each coin in the series tells part of the story collect them all! This coin was designed by Cyril Assiniboine.He is a renowned self-taught Ojibwa artist and a pow-wow dancer who enjoys illustrating the cultural traditions of his people. The spelling of "Nanaboozhoo" varies among bands of the. "Winaboozhoo" is found among the Lake Superior Chippewa bands.
Chippewa is an Anglicized variation of the tribal designation: Ojibwe, which also has the variant spelling, Ojibwa. "The Walleye War", written by Larry Nesper, provides a wealth of information about the Lake Superior Chippewa Bands' struggle for Ojibwe spearfishing and Treaty Rights in late 20th Century Wisconsin.
This coin captures a pivotal scene within the story, in which the hero is pursued by angry Thunderbirds after he has taken feathers from their young. Each coin in this unique new series pays homage to the time-honored cultural tradition of Aboriginal storytelling through its depictions of the beloved Ojibwa Legend of Nanaboozhoo.
For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. Designed by Canadian artist Cyril Assiniboine, who is Ojibwa, this coin depicts Nanaboozhoo climbing the highest cliff to get to the Thunderbirds nest, where he has plucked feathers from the young birds (seen in the upper right side of the image). With lightning flashing from a Thunderbirds eye and thunder rolling from its beak, Nanaboozhoo quickly flees from the Thunderbirds wrath while clutching the feather-adorned arrow in his right hand.
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case protected by a custom beauty box featuring the original painting. Are also available for an additional charge.
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.
Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just artists conception drawings 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 "2014 $20 Nanaboozhoo and the Thunderbird's Nest 1 oz. Pure Silver Color Proof" is in sale since Friday, April 25, 2014. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative".
The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.