Nanaboozhoo and the Thunderbird
Designed by Canadian artist Cyril Assiniboine, who is Ojibwa, the reverse image is an artistic depiction of the Legend of Nanaboozhoo. In the foreground, a side profile of Nanaboozhoo (facing left) shows the cultural hero in flight. He is wearing a traditional Western Ojibwa dress and in his right hand, a wooden arrow is already adorned with the feathers he has snatched from the Thunderbirds. In the background, an adult Thunderbird soars on outstretched wings as he angrily pursues Nanaboozhoo.
– Part of a unique new series that pays homage to the time-honoured tradition of Aboriginal storytelling. Each coin is an artistic depiction of the beloved Ojibwa Legend of Nanaboozhoo.
– Coin designed by Cyril Assiniboine, a renowned self taught Ojibwa artist and a pow wow dancer across Canada who likes to illustrate the cultural traditions of his people.
– 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.
– The rich colouring and details over engraved surface exemplify the Royal Canadian Mint’s internationally renowned artistry and craftsmanship.
– This beautiful stylized coin is a unique gift for art aficionados, collectors and appreciators of First Nations folklore.
– Encapsulated and presented in a maroon flock-lined clamshell case
– Protected by a custom beauty box and accompanied by a serialized certificate – your proof of ownership for this coin and evidence that your coin has been individually inspected by the Royal Canadian Mint’s resident quality assurance specialists.
Finished Size: 70 mm x 70 mm