2013 $20 A Story of the Northern Lights: The Great Hare - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932047167

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Country: Canada
Year: 2013

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This 2013 $20 fine silver coin displays the Odawa legend of Nanahboozho sitting by his fire that creates the northern lights. The colourful lights are highlighted with a uniquely shaped hologram that mimics their movement in the night sky. The reverse is also engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2013" and the face value of "20 DOLLARS." Mintage is limited to just 8,500 coins worldwide. As a pure silver coin, this item is GST/HST exempt. 

The Design:
The many bands that comprise the Algonquin people share a number of stories about the northern lights—including a cultural hero known as Nanahboozho, who would often shape-shift into the Great Hare. One such Odawa legend says that after creating Turtle Island, Nanahboozho travelled north and built great bonfires as a way to remind his people that he was thinking of them.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2013

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Great Hare sitting by his fire that which created the Northern Lights
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 8,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Great Hare builds a fire - the legend of the Northern Lights

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