This 2018 $3 proof fine silver coin is the tenth in the Grandmother Moon series. Falling Leaves Moon re-awakens our spiritual energies as it fills us with awe and wonder at autumn’s fiery landscape. The coin is dated 2018 with a $3 denomination and weighs just over one quarter ounce of pure silver. Adding to its collectability, the mintage is extremely limited to just 4,000. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
Algonquin artist Frank Polson has created a captivating image of a full moon behind an autumn tree with only a few leaves clinging to its branches while others fall to the ground. A woman kneels to the left, her head bowed in prayer. Plumes of tobacco smoke rise from the bowl in her hands. The vibrantly coloured shapes within the woman’s silhouette are a signature design element in Anishinaabe art and represent the universal life force that animates all things. The woman’s flowing hair is symbolic of her connection to the web of life as a sacred part of creation.
For the Anishnaabe people, 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 moon brings a new teaching that is illustrated in each coin design to foster understanding and respect for all of Earth's creatures-a stunning work of art with a unique insight into the Anishinaabe way of life.In October, the leaves turn to breathtaking shades of red, orange, yellow and gold before falling to the ground. It’s the grandest of spectacles to honour Mother Earth, and a powerful reminder of all the miracles in creation that sustain us and all our relations such as the animals and plants. Even as life seems to fade from the forest, we can trust it will return in spring. Falling Leaves Moon is a time to honour and give thanks.