2018 $3 FINE SILVER COIN – THE THIRTEEN TEACHINGS FROM GRANDMOTHER MOON: STRAWBERRY MOON
Strawberry Moon brings the first succulent berries of the year, and teaches us peace and reconciliation. It’s the sixth teaching from Grandmother Moon in Anishinaabe tradition that views the moon as a living relation who makes 13 appearances throughout the year as she watches over Mother Earth’s children and lights their paths with her gentle wisdom. In June, strawberries are the focus of annual feasts in which people offer each other berries to eat, and symbolically resolve any differences they may have had during the winter. Often called the “heart berry,” the strawberry’s runners illustrate how the heart is connected to all parts of the body. The heart is essential to our spiritual balance, and guides us in making heartfelt decisions that honour all things and preserve the harmonious interdependence that is critical to life
Item Number: 165950
Composition: 99.99 % fine silver
Weight (g): 7.96
Diameter (mm): 27
Face Value: $3
Artist: Frank Polson
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- 6th issue in this captivating series of original woodland designs illustrating the 13 teachings from Grandmother Moon according to Anishinaabe tradition.
- An exceptional collection showcasing one of the most recognized forms of Indigenous art that is cherished for its beauty, as well as its powerful depiction of Anishinaabe themes and traditions.
- A limited work of art! Only 4,000 coins available worldwide—highly collectible!
- A unique collectible that captures the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Canada’s Indigenous people
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 that is bursting with the vivid colours of fresh new growth. A cluster of three strawberries appears on the left, their succulent flesh portrayed in vibrant red. Flowing lines represent the strawberry’s network of runners, each leading to a new offshoot and the potential for new fruit. The large black circle beneath the berries represents the universal life force that animates all things, and the ever-diminishing size of the particles that give them form.