2010 $1 Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games: The Sun - Sterling Silver Coin

SKU: 623932022300

Year: 2010

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Since time immemorial, the sun has been a powerful symbol for people throughout the world. It has also been a cornerstone in the culture of Canada’s many First Nations communities, representing life, abundance, healing and peace. The sun was carved on masks and totem poles and is the symbol that currently crowns the world’s tallest totem located in Alert Bay (British Columbia). Mintage is limited to 5,000 coins. 


The Design:

The design has been crafted in ultra-high relief, an exceptional level of sculpting that
requires significant hand crafting and polishing. Slight inconsistencies in the quality of the surface are normal for this ultra-high relief process. Second ever proof dollar struck in the ultra high relief long associated with ancient medallic art.

One First Nations legend recounts how Raven released the sun from a box. People believed the Sun Chief could be reached by climbing a chain of arrows, and that he descended from the sky each day by sliding down the sun’s long rays


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Year: 2010

Diameter: 36.2mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.925
Weight: 30 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.892 Troy Ounces

Finish: Proof
Series: Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Quantity Produced: 5,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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