This interesting 2014 $5 coin honours the tradition of bestowing blessings in Chinese-Canadian culture. The Royal Canadian Mint offers this 1/10th ounce, pure gold coin with an engraving of five blessings: a bat for happiness, a deer for a successful career, two cranes connoting a long life, and a magpie for joy. Mintage is limited to 2,000. HST/GST exempt.
This coin features a series of symbolic images representing the traditional Five Blessings of Chinese culture. Ina polished crescent on the left side of the coin appear five animals that traditionally connote blessings, including a bat for happiness, a deer for career success, a crane for long life, and two magpies for joy. The right side of the coin is richly decorated with circular imagery overlaid with the Chinese symbol used to offer a wish for good fortune.