This new 2015 four piece $25 pure silver coin collection from the Royal Canadian Mint tells the Native Canadian story of how the stars of the night sky came to form the Big Dipper, using exceptional art and glow in the dark technology. The seven stars that make up the Big Dipper are arguably one of the most recognized formations in the night sky. They are visible year-round from northern latitudes, and have inspired countless legends around the globe. Many First Nations legends describe the Big Dipper as a great bear who is hunted ceaselessly by three hunters.
The story told through this series is about three great hunters who set out in pursuit of a great bear. "That bear is killing all the animals and our people will starve. We must stop it," the elders said. Three great hunters set out in pursuit of the great bear. They tracked it for many moons, across the earth and up into the sky. To this day, you can still see the great bear running across the sky with three hunters close behind. We usually call this formation "The Big Dipper".
The Star Charts series coins tell the story in four parts - each beautifully represented on a $25 pure silver coin containing just over an ounce of pure silver. Each coin features a vibrant and artistic full colour image, and utilizes glow in the dark technology for the first time ever on a Canadian silver coin. When the lights go off, the stars glow brilliantly, forming an image the three great hunters and the bear, or the big dipper. Even the packaging for this set is beautiful, with the outer boxes joining together to form one cohesive story, including glow in the dark imagery.
• Royal Canadian Mint
• Mintages for each coin are limited to just 7,500
• Beautiful Glow-in-the-Dark imagery on each coin and outer box
• This is a pure silver item which is GST/HST exempt Delivery Details: How to Receive the Full Set
The new Star Charts will be released one at a time, approximately every second. The first coin is The Quest Design, which will be shipped by September 25th. Each subsequent coin will shipped as they are released using our Auto Delivery Program, and will be an additional $104.95 PER COIN.
• First Issue: The Quest (will ship by September 25th)
• Second Issue: Wounded Bear (November 2014)
• Third Issue: The Great Ascent (February 2015)
• Fourth Issue: The Eternal Pursuit (April 2015) First Issue Coin: The Quest
The first coin shows the hunters answering the elders' call to stop the bear before it kills all the animals in the forest and brings starvation to the people. The coin features an image of a hunter in traditional dress, face paint and ceremonial shield with a bear claw motif. In the background the Big Dipper shines brightly. Second Issue Coin: Wounded Bear
The second coin in this four-coin series gives the account how the hunters struck the bear, but only managed to wound it. This is why leaves turn red in autumn. Third Issue Coin: The Great Ascent
The hunters tracked the bear for many moons, right across the earth. Just as they thought they might catch it, the bear leapt to the heavens and the hunters followed without fear. Fourth Issue Coin: The Eternal Pursuit
To this day, you can still see the great bear running across the sky with three hunters close behind. Includes:
• 2015 $25 Pure Silver Star Charts Glow-in-the-Dark Coins Series, 4-Part Subscription for $104.95 PER COIN Auto Delivery:
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