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Canada 2018 Grandmother Moon's Thirteen Teachings #11 - Native American Freezing Moon - November Four Seasons $3 Pure Silver Proof with Color L11

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Get the 11th release in this ongoing, popular Native American series, Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon! The Freezing Moon for November showcases an Indian beating a drum on this beautiful, affordable full color pure silver proof coin!

Grandmother Moon is always ready to share her loving wisdom. This captivating Native American coin series brings you her life teachings with thirteen original woodland Indian designs. Canada’s indigenous peoples view every aspect of nature as a living relation that plays an active role in their lives. Although variations do exist due to geography and climate, Grandmother Moon is a central figure in their mythos, her kind and gentle ways always a common thread.

For the Anishnabe people, the woodland cultures that extend from the eastern seaboard to the Great Lakes, and the headwaters of the Mackenzie River, Grandmother Moon is ever-present, making 13 appearances throughout the year as she watches over Mother Earth’s children and lights up their paths. Every full moon brings a new teaching that is illustrated in each coin design to foster understanding and respect for all of Earth’s creatures - each a stunning work of art with a unique insight into Native American life!

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A Native American Inuit Drum Dance PerformerArtwork by a Native American Artist!
Native American Algonquin artist Frank Polson has created a captivating image of a full moon behind a leafless tree. A human figure stands to the left, arms outstretched, holding a drumstick and drum to the Star Nation. The drum doubles as a medicine wheel to represent the sacred teachings that are being expressed through song. The vibrantly colored shapes within the figure are a signature design element in Anishinaabe art and represent the universal life force that animates all things.

Freezing Moon reminds us to prepare for the spiritual path that lies ahead during this season of fasting. It’s the eleventh 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. In November, the Star Nation is closest to Earth, and all the creature beings ready themselves for the lean winter ahead. People gather around the elders to learn the sacred songs and teachings that will sustain them. Freezing Moon is an important time of community and sharing that strengthens our connection to each other and to Creation, and nourishes our spiritual and physical wellbeing so we can endure.

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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 one half troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!


Obverse
Native American 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 tree.

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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"), the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, 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 3 Dollars
Weight 7.96 g
Diameter 27 mm
Mintage Limit       4,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Frank Polson
Certificate Individually Numbered



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