2021- $20 Fine Silver coin- Generations: Inuit Nunangat

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NEW SERIES! For the First Peoples of Canada, relaying an age-old story is a lesson in itself – and that is the focus of our new Generations series. In repeating legends and myths, one generation sets an example for the next one, entrusting them with tales that are now theirs to tell and move forward through time. The first story comes from Inuit Nunangat, where unikkaaqtuat (“myths” in Inuktut) play an important role in the transmission of knowledge and values. Depicted on this 99.99% pure silver coin, the well-known legend of the Sea Goddess continues to inform new generations and inspire artists such as Jason Sikoak, who designed this coin.

Designed by Nunatsiavut artist Jason Sikoak, your coin’s reverse highlights a widely known legend from Inuit Nunangat (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᑦ”), the homeland of Inuit in Canada. It is the story of the Sea Goddess, also known as Nuliajuk; tossed into the ocean, the long-haired Inuk becomes half-woman and half-fish as she slips deeper beneath the waves, while her fingers take the form of seals that represent all marine mammals. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Special features:
  • NEW SERIES! The new Generations series celebrates the art of gifting knowledge through the stories of the First Peoples of Canada. Issued annually, each coin travels to a different region of Canada to highlight a legend that has been told and retold since time immemorial.
  • COIN #1! The first legend comes from the four regions of Canada that are collectively known as Inuit Nunangat, which is indicated on the coin’s reverse (“ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᑦ”). It is the tale of a beautiful Inuk who became the Sea Goddess and mother of all marine mammals after she was tossed into the ocean.
  • DESIGNED TO CAPTIVATE! This is our first collaboration with Nunatsiavut artist Jason Sikoak, who designed your coin’s reverse.
  • A TRADITION OF SHARING! In oral tradition, there is the expectation that the listener will share the story with others – and we encourage collectors to do the same with these coins. By combining Indigenous stories and art, this series is our way of honouring Indigenous storytellers and the role they play in sharing traditional knowledge with new generations.
  • LIMITED MINTAGE! Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, your coin has a limited mintage of 5,000 worldwide.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.