The Singing Moon Mask three coin set is the first-ever set minted by the Royal Canadian Mint to feature three different finishes. The coins have been struck in ultra-high relief. The proof version is a traditional finish for a collector coin, while the colour enamel and antique patina finishes are painstakingly applied by hand.
West coast First Nations culture have always referred to the moon as "Grandmother Moon" in affirmation of the nourishing role women play in their society. The intimate connection felt between the First Nations and the moon's symbolism was captured by ceremonial masks carved in wood.
The obverse of this coin features the Susanna Blunt effigy of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse of each coin features an original design by famed Canadian artist Andy Everson, whose late grandfather was the Chief of the K'omoks First Nation. Andy pursues his art through traditional song, ceremonial dance as well as drawing and painting. The Singing Moon mask is projecting it's voice in all directions as represented by the four oblong shapes. The dots depict stars that are dancing in the sky.
This coin set is limited to a mintage of only 3,000, and is sure to be sought after in the future.
This three coin set comes in a wooden clamshell box.
|Susanna Blunt (obverse), Andy Everson (reverse)|
|The words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina" and the Susanna Blunt Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
|A representation of a singing moon projecting it's voice in all four directions with stars represented by the dots and the words "Canada 25 Dollars 2015". Each coin has a different finish.|
|36.2 x 36.2 x 2.7|
|Royal Canadian Mint|