A celebration of the time-honoured tradition of Aboriginal storytelling through a series of beautifully detailed coins that depict a beloved Ojibwa tale: the legend of Nanaboozhoo.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Cyril Assiniboine
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- Each coin in this unique new series pays homage to the time-honoured cultural tradition of Aboriginal storytelling through its artistic representation of the beloved Ojibwa Legend of Nanaboozhoo.
- 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.
- 24 karat selectively gold-plated coin is certified 99.99% pure silver.
- The intricately detailed design exemplifies the Royal Canadian Mint’s world-class artistry and craftsmanship!
- An excellent gift for collectors and appreciators of First Nations folklore!
In the reverse image, Canadian artist Cyril Assiniboine, who is Ojibwa, presents his interpretation of a key scene from the Legend of Nanaboozhoo. After climbing the highest cliff to reach the Thunderbirds’ nest, Nanaboozhoo has incurred the horrible wrath of these majestic birds by plucking feathers from their young to strengthen his arrow. The imposing figure of one Thunderbird looms large in the background as it closes in on Nanaboozhoo, with lightning crackling from its eyes and thunder rolling from its beak. A full-face view of Nanaboozhoo allows for his traditional Western Ojibwa dress to be seen in greater detail.