Composition - fine silver (99.99% pure) with selective gold plating. Weight (g) - 31.83 one troy oz. Certificate - serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value - 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin).
Artists - Nathalie Bertin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The bear is one of seven animals featured in the Seven Sacred Teachings, practiced by Aboriginal people throughout North America, for living a full and happy life. The bear's lesson is courage; the ability to overcome fear, to fight for what is right, and knowing when it is best to yield. When we face difficult challenges, the bear will support us and guide us towards the wisdom and strength of our inner warrior. There is a time for everything; a time to yield and a time to fight.
The bear teaches this well when it sets aside its shy and solitary nature to reveal its inner strength. A mother bear defending her cubs is unstoppable; she is ferocious and will fight to the end. She does this because she knows it is right. It takes courage to stand up despite the fear.
Such strength is not only physical, but mental and moral as well. Every person faces challenges that need the support and guidance of the courageous bear.This coin is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in First Nations art, culture, and history. This coin is the third in this new and exciting series celebrating the Seven Sacred Teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth practiced by First Nations people across Canada. It's an outstanding collection of Aboriginal wisdom and art.
This coin features an original design by Metis artist Nathalie Bertin, inspired by the woodland style of her Algonquin ancestry. The powerful image on the coin conveys the essence of true courage; the strength to overcome fear, and the mental fortitude to use physical force only when necessary.The coin is stunningly crafted in 99.99% pure silver and accented with selective gold plating by the Mint's expert engravers. This coin was designed by Canadian Métis artist Nathalie Bertin. She has created a powerful image of a great bear standing behind an abstract warrior figure. The bear's head is lowered because there is no need for an outward display of strength; everyone knows the bear's power. The bear is the warrior's mentor and guide; a source of wisdom and courage to fight when necessary.
The background pattern of sweetgrass reinforces the bear's teachings. Sweetgrass is considered the hair of Mother Earth and is therefore braided. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with custom beauty box. Are also available for an additional charge. Check out my other items.
Be sure to add me to your favorites list. 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.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in this country: US.