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Canada 2018 Ancestor Moon Mask Native American $200 .99999 (five 9s) Fine Pure Gold Ultra High Relief Medallic Proof GX L02 - MINTAGE 300

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Get this five 9s pure gold rarity! Celebrate the wisdom, ceremony, art and music of the Native American peoples with this ultra high relief, ultra low mintage (only 300) medallic .99999 pure gold Ancestor Moon Mask proof!

Investment Opportunity!Historically, Native American ceremonial masks were mainly used for ceremonial purposes. The tribes felt as though these masks could bring the energy and spirits of animals, mythical heroes and spiritual beings into their midst. The Royal Canadian Mint has recreated the Ancestor Moon Mask” in ultra high, medallic relief to translate this beautiful hand carved mask into a ultra low mintage (only 300!), pure gold proof! Yes, in addition to everything else that makes it unique, this coin is minted in the RCM's proprietary .99999 fine (5 9s) gold! The beauty of this ultra high relief, medallic-style pure gold proof must truly be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

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Grandmother_Moon_Mask_Red_Cedar_Carving_by_Native_American_Artist_Richard_Cochrane quarter turn profile side viewAn Original Work of Art
Renowned Canadian K’omoks and Kwakwaka'wakw artist Andy Everson has created this coin’s bold and unique representation of a Native American Ancestor Moon Mask, painstakingly rendered in exquisite detail and ultra high, medallic relief through traditional engraving techniques.  The unique portrait of Ancestor Moon using the ancient formline art of the Pacific Northwest, combined with contemporary elements and modern design aesthetics. The formlines distinctive style is unmistakable, and the shapes in the moon's serene and knowing Native American expression have been enhanced with multiple finishes for maximum visual impact. Finely engraved line art fills the outer ring that shines with all the brilliance of a full moon.

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Ancient Symbol of Sacred Protection
Grandmother_Moon_Mask_Red_Cedar_Carving_by_Native_American_Artist_Richard_Cochrane full on front viewA full moon inspires awe and wonder in all those who gaze at it. Long before recorded history, cultures around the world were charting the moon’s path across the night sky. Its perpetual waxing and waning, vanishing and reappearing, marked the passage of time - not clock time, but the cycles of life; the ebb and flow of the sea; the birth, maturation and migration of animals; the sprouting of new plants and the scattering of seeds.

Unlike the sun, Grandmother Moon does not blaze her power upon the earth. It is subtle, more receptive and reflective. The moon brightens the darkness and is therefore a powerful guide or protector. As the force that rules the tides, it is strongly linked to water. The moon is a sacred symbol that appears in countless Native American. These ancient cultures often carved masks to express the intimate relationship between the invisible forces and spirits above, as well as the people, animals, plants, rocks and earth below.

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Investment Note
Here's a coin with a lot of investment potential, to say nothing of cachet!
     1)  It contains well over one full troy ounce of gold, and...
     4)  That gold is five 9s fine gold (that's 99.999% pure) - the purest gold to be found on the planet!
     3)  The Native American theme is extremely popular with collectors!
     4)  It's only the 5th ultra high relief gold proof coin struck in 5 9s pure gold ever, anywhere!
Couple these points with the insanely low mintage of only 300 and the unusual ultra high relief, medallic-style nature, and this looks like a sure winner!

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This photo shows the ultra high relief nature of the 2008 $15 Silver Proof featuring Victoria from CanadaTechnical Note - Ultra High Medallic Relief
The Royal Canadian Mint is applying its expertise in the design, engraving and striking of medals and medallic art to this coin, which features a Native American ceremonial mask struck in ultra high medallic relief. Each planchet or blank is individually hand-polished before it is quadruple-struck. The edge of the coin is plain, not reeded, unlike most Canadian commemorative and collector coins, in keeping with its medallic nature. Slight differences in the frosted cameo relief and proof-like fields are normal for this high-relief striking process, just as they are with high relief medals.

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Technology Note - Purity

The marvelous refining technology of the Royal Canadian Mint has brought us the world’s purest gold coins, in a purity (99.999%) that puts other large gold coins to shame! In addition, this is the one of the first ultra high medallic relief five 9s gold coins ever minted! This 1.067 troy ounce beauty is the purest gold coin ever minted!

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Obverse
Renowned Canadian artist Andy Everson has created this coin’s bold and unique representation of a Native American Ancestor Moon Mask, painstakingly rendered in exquisite detail and ultra high, medallic relief through traditional engraving technique. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy clamshell style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 200 Dollars
Weight 33.17 g
Diameter 30 mm
Mintage Limit    300
   
Finish Proof with Ultra High Relief
Composition .99999 (five nines) Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Andy Everson
Certificate Individually Numbered



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