The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Generations series, this limited collectible combines a captivating art style with complex engraving to bring the Mi’kmaq Creation Story to life on a 99.99% pure silver canvas.
To the Mi’kmaq people, whose homeland (Mi’kma’ki) encompasses much of present-day Atlantic Canada, the Creation Story involves seven levels of creation, in the seven sacred directions. The first level is Kisu'lk, the Giver of Life (above), and continued with Niskam (Grandfather Sun, spirit within) and Wsitkamu (Mother Earth, under), all represented in the centre portion of your coin’s reverse. Moving east to the fourth level of creation, the Mi’kmaq Creation Story unfolds across the coin’s reverse in the four cardinal directions that reflect the cyclical nature of the natural world, where everything has its own unique spirit, and where all must work in harmony with one another.
Add Coin #3 to your Generation series. Its reverse brings you an intricately crafted generational story values, and explains the Mi’kmaw worldview.
Item Number: 208746
Mintage: 5,500 Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Artist: Marcus Gosse
Packaging: Black clamshell with black beauty box
Finished Size: 67 mm x 67 mm