This 2018 $200 pure gold masterpiece puts a face to that mysterious realm as seen by Indigenous cultures in the Pacific Northwest—a gentle and caring ancestor who watches over the people, lighting the way when travellers are on the water during the night, or illuminating the beach to help people dig for clams in the dark. Ancestor Moon is always present, always ready to guide and protect. Mintage is limited to 300 coins. HST/GST exempt.
Canadian K’ómoks and Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw artist Andy Everson has created a 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 unmistakeable, and the shapes in the moon’s serene and knowing 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.
Brilliantly executed with multiple finishes to maximize the visual impact of the ultra-high relief. This breathtaking coin has been struck four times to achieve unparalleled depth and crispness in every line, and capture the essence of a carved mask.