2016 – $500 Pure Gold Coin – Mythical Realms of the Haida Series – The Bear

$ 12,000.00

Haida Gwaii is a place of astounding natural beauty; a land of ancient legends where mythical beings move about in the guise of familiar animals from our three-dimensional world. This mesmerizing new coin series portrays three of the most powerful supernatural beings from the realms of water, earth and sky.

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Haida Gwaii is a place of astounding natural beauty; a land of ancient legends where mythical beings move about in the guise of familiar animals from our three-dimensional world. This mesmerizing new coin series portrays three of the most powerful supernatural beings from the realms of water, earth and sky.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Third and final issue in this captivating series showcasing Haida art and culture.

  • Beautifully crafted in the incomparable brilliance of 99.99% pure gold!

  • Stunningly enhanced with red and black enamel to re-create the distinctive artistic style of Haida formline imagery, hailed as one of the most popular art forms from the Pacific Northwest.

  • A extremely limited work of art! Only 50 coins are available worldwide—highly collectible!

  • An original and upscale keepsake for art collectors and anyone who has ever travelled to the Pacific Northwest and been captivated by these remote islands and the rich cultural heritage of the Haida people.

DESIGN:

Haida artist April White—SGaana Jaad of the Yaghu’jaanaas Raven Clan—has created a mesmerizing image of a bear holding what appears to be a human child in his arms. The word “appears” is used here because this supernatural being is known to marry human beings, and the cubs of these unions, by removing their cloaks, can live as human beings. This is the Bear Mother Myth.
In this design, Bear is protecting his child. His extended tongue represents communication as he shares his wisdom with his offspring under the light of a full moon—teaching him bear songs and stories as he prepares him for life without his father.

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