The receiver of this Five Blessings coin is destined to enjoy Happiness, Success, Long Life, and Joy. This one ounce pure silver $5 coin features selective colour applications and honours the tradition of bestowing blessings in Chinese-Canadian culture. The coin features an engraving of five blessings: a bat, a deer, two cranes, and a magpie. The Chinese symbol on the right of the coin is one of many used to offer these wishes for good fortune. Mintage is limited to 8,500. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
This coin features a series of symbolic images representing the traditional Five Blessings of Chinese culture. In a 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.