Quantity Sold: 948
Face Value: $300
Composition: 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver
Weight (g): 45.0
Are you brave like a bear? Or smart like the raven? According to the legends of Canada’s aboriginal peoples, every person has a “totem” special characteristics they share with an animal, plant or inanimate object and which define their personal
identity within their family and clan.
Along the northwest Pacific coast where tribes had easy access to the immense western red cedar, artists began carving groups of totems into massive logs. Chiefs often commissioned totem poles to reveal the power of their families for all to see. Imagine the impression that was made by a 20 m (65 ft) totem pole towering overhead. Raising a totem pole was a major undertaking that was celebrated with song, drum and dance.
When the fur traders and their iron tools arrived on the west coast, the carving of totem poles soared to new heights and now you can make this unique coastal art form a mystifying part of your collection with this stunning 14-karat gold coin. Its proof finish perfectly enhances it’s ultra high relief.
A unique treasure from the northwest Pacific
coast struck in the prestige of 14-karat gold.
Maroon display case with an insert which houses the coin. Protected by a black beauty box.