allbirthdaycanadianacommemorativegiftholidayslunarmoins_de_50MONEY BACKGUARANTEE100%REMBOURSEMENT GARANTI100%newbornpopsportssubssubssubssubssubssubssubssubssubssubstraditionalunder_50wedding
Spend $100 or more and get free ground shipping (Canada & US)

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

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

$49.95 CAD
You could earn at least 500 points ?
Mintage: 4,000
Canada and US only
Q&A Ask Questions, share answers
96% SOLD! 

Sugar Moon starts the maple sap to flow! Order today!

Sugar Moon brings a time of healing as we drink the maple’s sap after a long winter. More importantly, it’s about the spiritual health of our lives. Do we honour and respect all our relations—the people, rocks, stars and trees? Do our daily actions contribute to their well-being? This coin’s beautiful woodland design is a powerful reminder how all creation nurtures and sustains us, and our responsibility towards all life according to Anishinaabe tradition.

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

Special features:
  • THIRD COIN IN 13 COIN SERIES! Your coin is the third issue in a captivating series of original woodland designs illustrating the 13 teachings from Grandmother Moon according to Anishnaabe tradition.
  • 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.

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 leafless tree. To the left, a woman sits at the foot of a maple tree while maple sap drips from a wooden spout into a basket below. Two more birchbark baskets are at the ready. The use of bold lines, and the insertion of vivid colour within black areas as if to reveal what lies within, is a signature design element in woodland art.

Did you know…
  • According to legend, the maple’s sweet syrup was a gift from the Creator to restore the people after a long, hard winter. But soon the people were fat and lazy, just lying under the maples drinking syrup and neglecting everything else. In response, the Creator watered down the syrup so the people would have to work for, and appreciate, this great gift.
  • Maple sugaring was a key cultural event that sparked the use of maple leaves as a design motif in Algonquian beadwork centuries before any notion of “Canada.” Trees were tapped with wooden spouts, and the sap was collected in birchbark baskets (makak) before being transferred to large, moose-skin reservoirs that could hold 380 litres of the sugar water.
  • One glass of sap from the sugar maple is a potent springtime elixir. It contains many trace minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, and calcium, as well as antioxidants, polyphenols, electrolytes and over 50 micronutrients. Maple syrup is also lauded for having the same health benefits, but with a much higher sugar content!
  • “Anishnaabe” 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.
  • Anishnaabe art is often referred to as “woodland art.” It promotes Anishnaabe culture by depicting traditional scenes in what are commonly known as “legend paintings” or “medicine paintings.”
  • Many of the design elements in Anishnaabe (woodland) art communicate concepts that are integral to their culture and traditions. At first glance, the vividly coloured “x-ray portions” may seem to represent the inner structures of people and animals, but actually reflect the much deeper essence of the subject’s inner spiritual life.

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

Order today!



  • No.165183
  • 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)

Recently viewed items

Privacy Notice Statement:

The Royal Canadian Mint (the Mint) is a federal Crown corporation and is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals and safeguarding the personal information under its control in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act (the Act). The personal information requested is collected under the authority of the Royal Canadian Mint Act for the purpose of providing the Product Review and the Q&A functionality on and is handled as described in personal information bank Public Communications PSU 914. This page is not intended to address customer-service related issues.

The Mint retains the services of a third party vendor, PowerReviews Inc. (PowerReviews), to capture customer feedback via reviews of Mint products and via the Q&A feature. PowerReviews' Privacy Policy can be consulted here.

If you choose to provide content via the Product Review channel and do not provide your email, no effort will be made to link the review to your identity. It is important therefore to not include any personally identifiable information in the text boxes. You are encouraged to make fact-based statements that also do not include your personal views and opinions about another individual as the Act considers this to be the personal information of the other individual. Any personal information included will be protected and retained according to the provisions of the Act.

Should you elect to provide your email address via the Product Review page (optional), it will be transmitted directly and securely to PowerReviews for the sole purpose of determining your status as a "verified reviewer". The email address will not be published or further used or disclosed by PowerReviews and will not be disclosed back to the Mint. Note however that the email address of the reviewer becomes marked as verified throughout the PowerReviews platform. Customer reviews provided via post-purchase emails sent by the Mint determine your status as a "verified buyer" of the product in question. Provision of an email address is required for the Q&A functionality in order to notify you that your question has been answered. These email addresses are not further used or retained by PowerReviews or the Mint.

Under the Act, you have the right to the protection of your personal information and the right to access and to request corrections where you believe there is an error or omission. All questions or concerns about your personal information and the Mint’s privacy practices can be directed to the Mint's ATIP Office at or 613-993-2711. In addition, individuals have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the Mint's handling of their personal information.