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Coin "Grandmother Moon Mask"

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Маска «Бабушка Луна»

Name Grandmother Moon Mask
Presented by Royal Canadian Mint
Nominal value 25 dollar
Metal Silver 999,9°
Weight 33,33 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 3,05 mm
Mintage 6000 pcs.
Production quality Proof , ultra high relief
Description of obverse and reverse The coins reverse design is a faithful reproduction of the wooden mask Richard Cochrane carved from a 58.4 cm (23 in) piece of old-growth Red Cedar retrieved from Stanley Park after the 2006 windstorm. Royal Canadian Mint engravers recreated the mask’s wood grain and preserved the two dark growth lines as well as the protective ring of eight New Zealand abalone shells. To Richard Cochrane and many of the First Nations tribes, the moon is indeed a sacred symbol that appears in countless First Nations traditions. This Aboriginal artist was inspired to represent his interpretation of «Grandmother Moon» smiling down at him and onto the earth. He cherished each moment of the two years that it took to create this master piece. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A brief annotation The moon is a sacred symbol that appears in countless First Nations traditions. These ancient cultures often carved masks to express the intimate relationship between the invisible forces above and the people, animals, plants, rocks and earth below. Historically, Native Masks were mainly used for ceremonial purposes. The tribes felt as though these masks were representative of animals, myths and spiritual creatures. The Royal Canadian Mint has recreated the «Grandmother Moon Mask» in ultra high relief to translate this beautiful hand carved mask into a fine silver coin.
Designer Richard Cochrane
Producer Royal Canadian Mint

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Александр Воропаев
Да, бабушка не дай бог. Высокий рельеф придает монете неповторимость. Семь законных.
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Николай Чудин
хорошо исполнено, похоже на дерево, еще бы цвет придать
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Сергей
Конечно, эту монету делает реверс.
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Дмитрий Максимов
Вот это маска "Бабушки Луны"! Забавно.
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Владимир Борисов
высокий рельеф ++++++++++
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