This 2018 $3 proof fine silver coin is the 12th in the Grandmother Moon series. Little Spirit Moon brings us a time of healing, so we can live our lives with the purest intentions for the good of all. It’s the twelfth teaching from Grandmother Moon in Anishinaabe tradition that views the moon as a living relation who makes 13 appearances throughout the year to watch over Mother Earth’s children and light their paths with her gentle wisdom. 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. HST/GST exempt.
Algonquin artist Frank Polson has created a captivating image of a full moon behind a leafless tree. A man stands to the left, gazing down the Red Road in quiet contemplation, his pipe at the ready to carry his prayers to the Great Spirit. The feather headdress reveals he has been honoured for four separate achievements, and the strands of hair that flow from his face are symbolic of his connection to the web of life as a sacred part of creation. The vibrantly coloured shapes within his silhouette are a signature design element in Anishinaabe art and represent the universal life force that animates all things.
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 December, long nights and quiet days give us time to go within, to care for ourselves physically and spiritually. Only with rest and silence can we restore our health and receive the vision of how to live our lives—a way of being that enables us to walk the Red Road with joy, gratitude, respect, honesty and caring, and share this positive energy to benefit all.