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

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

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Mintage: 4,000
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Thimbleberry Moon inspires us to protect the circle of life! Order today!

Thimbleberry Moon shows us the sacred teachings of the spirit world, and inspires us to protect the circle of life. It's the eighth 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. After three years of growth, the thimbleberry's branches produce the greatest bounty of fruit before dying out. But even as these branches appear lifeless, the spirit world is creating new stems to provide more berries. As one of the first plants put on Mother Earth, thimbleberry reveals the unseen force of Creation and teaches us to preserve the sacred circle of life.

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

Special features:
  • EIGHTH COIN IN 13 COIN SERIES! Your coin is the eighth teaching from Grandmother Moon in Anishnaabe 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 behind a tree. A thimbleberry stem appears on the left with various stages of growth: a flower, an unripe fruit, and succulent berries. A new sprout on the lower left of the stem is connected to the unripe fruit by a black line and a rounded shape of concentric rings—signature design elements in woodland art that represent the energetic relationship between "beings"—the spirit world that animates all things and preserve the sacred circle of life.

Did you know...
  • The Anishinaabe consider the thimbleberry one of the first plants put on Mother Earth, a view that is supported by modern botany which classes the thimbleberry (rubus parviflorus) as an older member of its genus because it does not have thorns, a later adaptation. Also noteworthy; the thimbleberry is one of the first plants to take root after a fire or other disturbance.
  • Thimbleberries fall effortlessly from the branch when they are ripe, and can turn from pink to red within hours in full sun. They are soft, and do not travel well which makes them unpractical as a commercial crop. Indigenous people prized the thimbleberry, and would often harvest the pink berries and store them in cedar bark bags to ripen.
  • The thimbleberry's leaves are unique in the rubus genus. They are large and velvety, and were traditionally used to line baskets. A poultice of dried thimbleberry leaves healed wounds and burns. Leaves were also mixed with strawberry and wild trailing blackberry leaves as a tea. Thimbleberry sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C, and were peeled and eaten raw.

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.166272
  • 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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