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Canada 2018 Ancestor Moon Mask Native American Masters Club Exclusive $25 Pure Silver Ultra High Relief Medallic Proof with Color L05

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Celebrate the wisdom, ceremony, art and music of the Native American peoples with this ultra high relief, full color Ancestor Moon Mask pure silver medallic proof!

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 pure silver proof, highlighted in full color!

The moon stirs a deep sense of the eternal within us, and this Masters Club exclusive puts a face to that mysterious realm as seen by Native American cultures in the Pacific Northwest. Ancestor Moon is always watching, and ready to light the way in the dark. The serene, knowing expression is crafted in the distinctive style of formline art, combined with modern aesthetics — an original work that will be the showpiece of your collection!

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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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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 - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This nearly one troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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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 full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 30.76 g
Diameter 36.15 mm
Mintage Limit    4,000
   
Finish Proof with Ultra High Relief and Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Andy Everson
Certificate Individually Numbered


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