Quantity Sold: 203
An eagle soaring overhead is an inspiring sight. For First Nations people, the eagle is a symbol of power, peace and prestige. Countless legends have been told about this magnificent bird, which is still abundant in the Pacific Northwest and continues to inspire contemporary Aboriginal artists in much the same way it did their ancestors. The eagle is an important clan crest and is often the subject of totems, masks, prints and jewellery.
Its feathers are considered sacred and are often an important part of ancient ceremonies, used to waft incense smoke around individuals during prayer, and given to honour individual acts of courage or wisdom. The eagle's down feathers are equally valued and are sprinkled on the ground to greet important visitors to the tribe - a fitting symbol as Vancouver, British Columbia welcomes the world to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Face Value: 250 dollars
Composition: 99.99% silver
Weight (g): 1,000
Diameter (mm): 101.6
- Fifth time that the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a pure silver coin with the guaranteed weight of 1 kilo.
- A very limited mintage of each coin will be available to coin collectors worldwide.
- Engraved in spectacular ultra high relief, these pieces are like medallic pieces of art.
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.