Celebrate the wisdom, ceremony. Art and music of Native Americans with this low mintage, ULTRA HIGH RELIEF, medallic pure silver proof set which reproduces an original work of art by artist Andy Everson, the Singing Moon Mask! Three different finishes in one set is a Mint first – cameo proof, antique proof and hand-enameled! One each with: frosted cameo devices and mirrored fields; antique patina; and color enamel, painstakingly applied by hand. All three feature ultra high, medallic relief and are struck multiple times to proof quality! These are not available singly. Ceremonial masks were mainly used for ceremonial purposes. The tribes felt as though these masks could bring the energy and spirits of animals, mythical heroes and spiritual beings into their midst. The Royal Canadian Mint has recreated the Singing Moon Mask in ultra high, medallic relief. To translate this beautiful hand carved mask into a very low mintage, pure silver. The beauty of this ultra high relief. Silver proof must truly be seen in person to be fully appreciated. This is the very first time ever a proof set has been issued with. Cameo proof, antique proof and hand-enameled! Get the Complete 3-Coin Collection of Ultra High Relief Singing Moon Mask Silver Proof Coins! An Original Work of Art. Renowned Canadian artist Andy Everson has created this coins bold and unique representation of a Native American. Singing Moon Mask, painstakingly rendered in exquisite detail and ultra high, medallic relief. Through traditional engraving techniques and vibrant colored enamel. The moon lights up the night sky as it sends its melodic voice in all four directions as depicted by the four oblong shapes positioned along its circumference. In response, the stars twinkle and dance, as represented by the dots and round contours between the oblong shapes. Every curve and detail is imbued with the rich artistic traditions of the K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw Native American. Ancient Symbol of Sacred Protection. A full moon inspires awe and wonder in all those who gaze at it. Long before recorded history, cultures around the world were charting the moons path across the night sky. Its perpetual waxing and waning, vanishing and reappearing, marked the passage of time – not clock time, but the cycles of life; the ebb and flow of the sea; the birth, maturation and migration of animals; the sprouting of new plants and the scattering of seeds. Unlike the sun, Grandmother Moon. Does not blaze her power upon the earth. It is subtle, more receptive and reflective. The moon brightens the darkness and is therefore a powerful guide or protector. As the force that rules the tides, it is strongly linked to water. The moon is a sacred symbol that appears in countless Native American. These ancient cultures often carved masks to express the intimate relationship between the invisible forces and spirits above, as well as the people, animals, plants, rocks and earth below. Has a mintage limit of only 3,000 and is certain to be popular, with its high relief format and multiple styles of proof finish. Given this and its Native American. Theme, we believe that this will be a very scarce issue, highly sought after by collectors in the future. The Royal Canadian Mint is applying its expertise in the design, engraving and striking of medals and medallic art to these coins, which feature a Native American. Ceremonial mask struck in ultra high. Each planchet or blank is individually hand-polished before it is quadruple-struck. The edge of the coin is plain, not reeded, unlike most Canadian commemorative and collector coins, in keeping with its medallic nature. Slight differences in the frosted cameo relief and proof-like fields are normal for this high-relief striking process, just as they are with high relief medals. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a. These ultra high, medallic relief. Coins are 99.99% pure! The date and denomination are also indicated. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”) also appears. The coins are encapsulated inside a solid wood presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. 75 Dollars (3 x 25 Dollars). 92.28 (3 x 30.76 g). Proof with Ultra High Relief; One with Enamel, One with Antique Finish. 9999 Fine (Pure) Silver. The item “Canada 2015 Native American Singing Moon Mask 3 Coin Set $25 Silver High Relief” is in sale since Monday, December 07, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.