Only 100 of these coins have been produced, each crafted from a single pour of pure molten Silver. These coins were struck under pressures as high as 2,500 tons, up to 8 times. This is only the fourth 5 kilo Silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Contains 5 kilos (160.75 oz) of .9999 fine Silver.
- Comes encased in an acrylic box with a serialized certificate in an elegant collector’s box made of Canadian walnut wood and branded the Royal Canadian Mint. The collector’s box is placed inside a watertight, crushproof and dustproof Pelican Case 1550.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Replica of a large cedar sculpture by Haida master carver and Eagle Clan Chief James Hart. The design is devoted to the wild salmon of the Pacific Northwest Coast and brings together key figures of the Haida, all of whom depend on the salmon for their survival.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
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Beaver and Raven : Haida story tells of Raven stealing a lake filled with salmon from the Beaver People who were hoarding them. On Hart’s piece, the Beaver’s hollering face emerges from the left as the wily Raven peeks across the screen at him from a safe distance.
Mother Bear and Cubs : The screen centers on the large Mother Bear whose life depends so distinctly on the Salmon. Just beneath her large open mouth, her two cubs flank the doorway of the screen; they have taken on human form - a common Haida motif. Their open mouths shout about the plight of the Salmon, amplified by raised hands.
Eagle and Frogs : Above the Mother Bear, with claws emerging through her ears, is an Eagle with Frogs in its ears. Eagle with outstretched wings has the ability to fly so high as to reach the upperworld. Frogs symbolize both good fortune and the ability to cross between our world and the underworld.
Orcas : A male and a female Orca are positioned on the outside of each Bear Cub, their tall dorsal fins rising along each side of the Mother Bear’s face. From a face in their blowholes, which represent the spirit of the whale, they shout about the fate of the Salmon.
Salmon and Salmon People : The entire work is framed by the Salmon itself in both its human and animal forms. Carved directly into the perimeter are the faces of twelve Salmon People, each outlined with a frame of shimmering abalone shell inlay. Between each of these faces are two blue glittering carved salmons.
The Shaman : The Shaman presides before the piece to maintain order, to heal, and to perform rituals that ensure continuity. This Shaman ensures that the Salmon shall return. He is also a figure of the Artist himself, informing people about the Salmon’s fate.