This set of three 2018 five ounce fine silver $50 coins is one of the lowest mintage silver collector sets ever offered by the Royal Canadian Mint, and captures an element of Chinese Canadian culture that brings blessings of prosperity and longevity. The coins feature the beneficent San Xing, or Three Stars, who dwell auspiciously in Chinese homes and businesses around the world. Collectibility of these coins is significantly enhanced with the limited mintage of just 588 of each coin. As a pure silver coin set issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
This engraved and painted set includes three coins designed by artist Simon Ng. On the first coin, Fu Xing, god of blessings, gazes to the left, holding a baby and a scroll. The background is accented with images of bats—whose pronunciation sounds like blessings. On the second, Lu Xing, god of prosperity, gazes serenely at the viewer, holding a gold lantern and a jeweled staff. The background also features two stylized stag deer. The third coin features Shou Xing, god of longevity. He smiles toward the right side of the image, holding a peach in one hand and a cane in the other, with a crane in the background. The peach and the crane both symbolize longevity.