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Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Thirteen Teachings From Grandmother Moon: Strawberry Moon - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Thirteen Teachings From Grandmother Moon: Strawberry Moon - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Strawberry Moon brings the first succulent berries of the year! Order today!

In June, strawberries are the focus of annual feasts in which people offer each other berries to eat, and symbolically resolve any differences they may have had during the winter. Often called the “heart berry,” the strawberry’s runners illustrate how the heart is connected to all parts of the body. The heart is essential to our spiritual balance, and guides us in making heartfelt decisions that honour all things and preserve the harmonious interdependence that is critical to life.

An ideal coin for someone who enjoys Indigenous art. Order today!

Special features:
  • SIXTH COIN IN 13-COIN SERIES! Your coin is the sixth teaching from Grandmother Moon in Anishinaabe tradition that views the moon as a living relation who makes 13 appearances throughout the year to watch over Mother Earth’s children and light their paths with her gentle wisdom.
  • POWERFUL DEPICTION OF ANISHNAABE THEMES AND TRADITIONS! This is an exceptional series showcasing one of the most recognized forms of Indigenous art cherished for its beauty, as well as its powerful depiction of Anishnaabe themes and traditions.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Your coin is an original work of art limited to a mintage of just 4,000 coins worldwide.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your 99.99% pure silver coin is beautifully enhanced with colour and an exquisite proof finish that accentuates every design element to maximum effect.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Algonquin artist Frank Polson has created a captivating image of a full moon filling the sky as it sits low on the horizon behind a tree that is bursting with the vivid colours of fresh new growth. A cluster of three strawberries appears on the left, their succulent flesh portrayed in vibrant red. Flowing lines represent the strawberry’s network of runners, each leading to a new offshoot and the potential for new fruit. The large black circle beneath the berries represents the universal life force that animates all things, and the ever-diminishing size of the particles that give them form.

Did you know…
  • The strawberry’s fruit and leaves are an excellent source of vitamin C. Many of North America’s Indigenous communities value this berry as an important tonic during and after pregnancy, and as an effective treatment for skin problems and digestive disorders.
  • In Anishinaabe tradition, picking and sharing strawberries is an important lesson in caring for others and ensuring the well-being of the community. Young women spend time with the grandmothers to learn about womanhood and how to bring life into the world. Gathering berries is an important lesson in creation, community and love.
  • The moon exerts far more gravitational force on the Earth than the sun because of its close proximity. The best-known effect is the ocean’s tides, but science is revealing the moon’s powerful influence on the Earth’s crust, its molten core, the atmosphere, even human physiology!
  • North America’s Indigenous cultures use the lunar cycles to track time and will often use the 13 large scutes on a turtle’s back as a calendar. Each moon has a distinct name that reflects the seasonal changes, and has a specific teaching attached to it. Many variations exist, but one of the most prevalent is the Anishinaabe Thirteen Grandmother Moon Teachings.
  •  “Anishinaabe” means “the good beings” or “original person.” It is the ethnic term for the Algonquian tribes of the Great Lakes, such as the Ojibway, Algonquin, Ottawa, Nipissing, and others, and is spelled and pronounced in various ways. Although the tribes’ cultures and languages are similar, each has its own distinct leadership and identity.
  • Anishinaabe art is often referred to as “woodland art.” It promotes Anishinaabe culture by depicting traditional scenes in what are commonly known as “legend paintings” or “medicine paintings.”

Packaging:

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

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Specifications

  • No.165950
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value3 dollars
  • ArtistFrank Polson (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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