2020 $20 Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear

Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear Reverse
Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear Packaging
Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear Obverse

2020 $20 Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear

Regular price $110.00
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Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear by Iljuwas (a.k.a. Bill Reid) first appeared on a ceremonial drum crafted by the Sam family of Ahousat, B.C. Two years later, Reid adapted the design for reproduction as silkscreen prints, with proceeds benefitting the Artists for Kids Trust. This iconic design is captured in striking full colour on this fine silver collectable coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of Reid's birth. Reid brought Haida art and culture to a global audience. His extraordinary body of work includes 1,500 pieces ranging from jewellery art to monumental carvings.

The Skidegate Haida spelling for Grizzly Bear has evolved since Reid created Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear. Today, the word for Grizzly Bear is spelled xuu.ajii. This is because in recent decades, the spelling and phonetic structure of the Haida language have been refined through the efforts to revitalise the language by community members, particularly Elders, via the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP).

All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary. 

Metal Type: Silver

Purity: 99.99

Mint: RCM

Year: 2020

Mintage: 7,500

Diameter: 38 mm

Weight: 31.39g

Special Features: Full colour

Packaging: RCM branded black clamshell with black box and certificate

Artists: Iljuwas (Bill Reid) (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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