The story of Canada spans millennia, and this 2019 $200 coin is the second issue in the exciting series that takes you back in time to the remarkable events and people that have made Canada the amazing place it is today. Celebrate the rich history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Collectors of all kinds will cherish this coin on its sheer merits as a work of art that opens a privileged window on the rich cultural heritage of this great country. Limited to 1,000 coins worldwide—a highly desirable collectible. HST/GST exempt.
Canadian artist Alan Daniel has created a stunning visual narrative of a Mi’kmaq trading party paddling to meet a Portuguese ship caught in a summer storm off the coast of present day Nova Scotia. Their canoe is filled with furs and one man is waving an animal hide to indicate their desire to trade. The Mi’kmaq’s expertise as mariners is reflected in their skillfully crafted canoe which has upward-curving sides and high ends designed to keep out the rough seas.
Each coin features a complex blend of multiple finishes to bring depth to the design and remarkable realism to the textural quality of various elements in the scene—a masterpiece crafted in the beauty of 99.99% pure gold.
The Mi’kmaq People:
Cabot’s voyage of 1497, and his reports of water so thick with fish that they could be scooped up by the basketful, inspired countless fishing ships to sail for the New World. They came from Portugal, France, Spain and England, and would ultimately meet with the Indigenous Peoples who were already well acquainted with the bounty that could be found off North America’s eastern shores.
The Mi’kmaq people spent their summers on the coast to fish and cultivate their fields. In winter, they moved to villages sites in the forest and hunted moose, deer and small game. Their expertise as a seafaring people was reflected in their skillfully crafted canoes which had upward-curving sides and high ends to keep out the rough seas. When European sailing ships appeared, the Mi’kmaq were quick to investigate the strange vessels and establish trading relationships with the newcomers.