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2013 $20 Fine Silver Coin- A Story of the Northern Lights

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2013 $20 Fine Silver Coin- A Story of the Northern Lights-THE GREAT HARE

This Coin is 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 38 millimetresand a metal weight of 31.39 grams. Canadian artist Nathalie Bertin, who is Metis, created the reverse design witch reveals the Odawa legend of Nanahboozho sitting by his fire that creates the Northern Lights.

Great Hare Builds A Fire

One can only imagine the awe and wonder that early civilizations must have felt when the northern lights lit up the night sky. The many stories that those cultures shared help to illustrate the mystery that surrounded the dancing lights, and the impact they had on their people. These legends were woven into the fabric of the First Nations history, and passed down through generations in the oral tradition of storytelling, evolving along with the communities surrounding them. Modern science has found ways to explain the reflection of light, but thousands of years it was veiled in natural wonder.