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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)

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Mintage: 4,000
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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.
  • 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 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.
Packaging:

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

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Specifications

  • 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)

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