... (Canadian) West Coast Native art has also been used on precious collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint
. In 1997, a $200 Canadian gold coin was created using a design called "Raven Bringing Light to the World
" by Robert Davidson, one of the most established West Coast Native artists. This design was originally created for a small pendant and in addition to being on the coin, was refitted onto a four foot diameter gilt bronze that currently hangs in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. The inspiration for the design came from the Haida legend which describes the Raven reclaiming the sun back from the Chief of the Sky and returning it to the people of the Earth. The mintage of this limited edition gold coin was only 25,000.
--- quoted from the website of --- Free Spirit Galley.