2009 $300 GOLD COIN CANADA SUMMER MOON MASK SPECTACULAR

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 01, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

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Theme:

Moon of haunting delight

It's a grand sight on a summer's eve; a full moon

emerging just over the horizon like an immense glowing

ball—the largest it will be all year.

Today, science and technology can prove the moon's

great size is just an illusion—a playful deception

perhaps, but one that still takes our breath away.

Imagine how this sight must have captivated people in

historic times. Throughout the world, the moon was a

mystery as it would wax and wane—then disappear

completely for a time. What power early civilizations

must have bestowed that mysterious otherworld as it

grew ever larger and illuminated the night sky.

In North America, First Nations people felt an intimate

connection with the moon and sought to capture its

symbolism in their ceremonial masks. The Coast Salish

people of British Columbia are known throughout the

world for the powerful images they carved into wood;

expressions of an ancient culture that are emerging as a
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