2013 Proof 50-Cent 'Old Shaman Holding Goose' 1/25oz Gold .9999 Fine (13103)(NT)

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller gatewestcoins (59,622) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: CA, US, Item: 143508229999 2013 50-CENT GOLD COIN OWL SHAMAN HOLDING GOOSE In 2013 the Winnipeg Art Gallery celebrates the centennial of its founding. This world-renowned gallery is home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art anywhere with over 11,000 works. Among them are three of Northern Quebec artist Joanassie Nowkawalk’s sculptures, including Owl Shaman holding Goose that he carved in 1962.This 50-cent coin is certified to be 99.99% fine gold with a diameter of 13.92 millimetres and a metal content of 1.27 grams. The reverse features an intricate reproduction of Joanassie Nowkawalk’s original sculpture that he carved out of serpentinite in 1962. As carving material, serpentinite is more difficult for Inuit carvers to work with than compared to soapstone. This stone come in a variety of different colors including green, brown, black and a range of shades in between. The owl’s round and compact shape conveys the solid physique, adaptations and strength that are essential to surviving in the Arctic while the captured goose reveals the owl’s prowess as a hunter. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Special Features:- 11th issue in this series of intricate 1/25th oz pure gold coins.- Highly affordable pure gold coin.- A glimpse into the spirituality and mysticism that the Inuit have told of Shamans. Inuit shamans have the ability to transform into animals in order to access their wisdom and strengths.- A unique keepsake of Inuit’s art crafted in 99.99% pure gold.- One of only four Inuit designed coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint to date. Product Specifications:- Face Value: 50 cents- Mintage: 10,000- Composition: 99.99% pure gold- Weight (g): 1.27- Diameter (mm): 13.92- Edge: Serrated- Finish: Proof- Certificate: Serialized- Artist: Reproduction of Joanassie Nowkawalk’s original sculpture by Royal Canadian Mint engravers Packaging:- Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.- Finished Size: 67 x 67 mm Customers located in MANITOBA, CANADA!!!! Please be advised that this item is not PST exempt in Manitoba and that the PST must be added to your purchase of this item. Please DO NOT hit pay it now until a revised invoice can be generated and sent to you. Condition: Brand new in original package., Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada, Certification: RCM, Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated, Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint, Year: 2013

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