2018 $100 Frog Reveals a Gift - 14-Karat Gold Coin

SKU: 623932089198

RCM Number:
165020
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Description

Various stories have emerged over the centuries, and one of the most popular is the Kwakwaka'wakw legend of a man who ventured into the forest where he came across a magical frog as large as a man. Copper shone from its mouth, and despite its ability to suddenly disappear, the frog allowed the man to vanquish it. With great effort, the man rolled the frog over and found a stack of copper shields underneath, a luxury reserved for the highest-ranking chiefs who would display them at potlatches and use them to settle disputes. This coin is a brilliantly executed work of art that portrays the frog in the distinctive formline style of the Pacific Northwest, complete with a copper shield engraved on its tongue, a gift of wealth.

This colour-and-varnish-enhanced $100 coin is 14-karat gold with a diameter of 27 millimetres and a weight of 12 grams. Canadian K'ómoks and Kwakwa_ka_'wakw artist Andy Everson provides a modern interpretation of the ancient formline art in this graphic portrait of the frog with a copper shield engraved on its tongue. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Limited to 1,500 coins worldwide, a must-have acquisition for dedicated art and coin collectors; storytellers' anyone with a passion for the rich cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 100 Dollars
Year: 2018

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 27 mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.585
Weight: 12 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.2247 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Frog portrait with copper shield on tongue
Artist: Andy Everson
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 1500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Aboriginal Culture


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