2 oz 999 Pure Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2022 – 10000 Francs CFA
This natural phenomenon that colors the sky above the magnetic poles of the earth is famous for its elemental and phenomenal beauty. People travel every year to locations where this natural event can be witnessed and express how moving they found the experience to be. The Northern Lights are the result of charged particles that are colliding with the sun’s atmosphere and are often green, blue, and even pink in color.
These signs of sunspot activity have long been associated with mythology and many early human groups and societies attributed mythical powers to the Northern Lights. There are many creation stories and tribal cultural stories related to the beautiful and haunting Northern Lights. Some of the legends have named the lights Aurora Borealis, which means “dawn of the north”. In medieval times, the presence of the Northern Lights was thought to portend war or famine and the Maori in New Zealand thought that the lights were reflections of the lights of their campfires or possibly the campfires of enemies.
Legends about giants, war and famine, or evil portent aside, these are beautiful natural occurrences that never fail to create a lasting impression upon those who witness them. This piece ably captures the wonder that the Northern Lights evoke and pair the movement and beauty of this natural event with the power and haunting loneliness of the wolf.
The reverse of the coin features the howling wolf and the moon in antiqued silver and with the Northern Lights colored in the background. The obverse of the design shows a stylized wolf pack in movement featuring the legal tender, the Coat of Arms du Tchad. Collectors will enjoy all of the beautiful colors of the Northern Lights with this piece as well as the power and presence of the noble wolf.
This collectible is made possible with a new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Plus”, which combines 11.5 oz of copper embodied within two layers of 999 pure Silver totaling 2 oz, to deliver a super ultra-high relief topped with silver antiqued finishing. This is a limited edition of 500 pieces only. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.