Canada's three natural realms of land, sky, and sea mingle in a landscape of unmatched grandeur. Similarly, its people - First Nations and modern inhabitants alike - though culturally distinct, overlap within this landscape in a unique experience of shared history and nationhood. With this coin, the Royal Canadian Mint continues a series of 1-ounce silver hologram coins that celebrate this interconnectedness through the stunning artwork of West Coast artist Andy Everson.
A beautiful gift for someone who enjoys First Nations art! This 1-ounce 99.99% pure silver coin is part of the Royal Canadian Mint's unique 3-coin hologram series featuring the striking artwork of celebrated Canadian artist Andy Everson. This series celebrates interconnections within the natural world, between Canadians and their landscape, and among Canada's multicultural people. This coin, dedicated to the theme of "Air, " adopts a thunderbird as its central motif while ingeniously incorporating Canada's four seasons. In keeping with the theme, each element of the design blends into the next.
The coin's hologram treatment perfectly highlights this sense of connection and transition. The entire reverse side of this stunning Royal Canadian Mint coin is struck as a hologram. The dynamic design uses rainbow-colored transitional images atop duo-tone rays to bring motion and light to the beautifully designed reverse image. A K'ómoks First Nation drummer, ceremonial dancer, and artist, Andy Everson is an innovative artist whose arresting images blend traditional, modern, and even pop culture motifs.
With a limited mintage of only 7,500, this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors. An exceptional gift and distinguished collectible for those who love fine art, unique coins, First Nations themes, and Canadiana. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt!The reverse image by Canadian artist Andy Everson presents the theme of Air. Its central motif is a thunderbird, stylized in the tradition of Everson's K'ómoks and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestors. The entire reverse is a full-color hologram, lending movement and light to this highly symbolic image. It is highly fitting that an artist representative of the traditional guardians of Vancouver Island's eastern "Land of Plenty" would design a series celebrating the connection between land, sea, air, and the people whose lives overlap within this environment. Gedzi Everson is a member of British Columbia's K'ómoks First Nation. Through dance, drumming, and art, Everson honors the traditions of his K'ómoks and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestors.
He has travelled internationally as a ceremonial dancer, sharing First Nations traditions. It was through ceremonial dance that Everson began his first serious forays into art, designing pieces for potlatches. Today, he is known for his bold, eye-catching, and thought-provoking designs that often meld traditional motifs with references from popular culture. This coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clam-shell protected by a black beauty box. Are also available for an additional charge.
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