2014 $15 Maple of Longevity - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932054356

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Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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This pure silver Royal Canadian Mint $15 proof coin celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Chinese Canadians with a theme and pursuit that is shared by all.  Through traditional symbolism and beautiful art, the design conveys a blessing of longevity upon the coin’s owner. The mintage of this coin is just 8,888. The coin weighs just over one ounce of pure silver. GST/HST exempt.

The Design:

The center image features two cranes on a grassy mound, above the cranes is a hologram maple leaf. Two turtles are on the bottom left, and two chrysanthemums (flower of immortality) are on the bottom right. Stylized flowers that bloom surround these symbolic elements, thereby extending this blessing for the entire year. The multiple finishes on the coin gives added depth and detail. People of ancient China believed that cranes like turtles could live for centuries. 

The Crane:

The people of ancient China believed that cranes, like turtles, could live for centuries; in reality, a crane's average life span is about 25 years—that's still a long time for a bird! The crane's white feathers reflect the white hair and wisdom of old age, while its ability to fly symbolizes a person's ability to rise above current circumstances.

The Tortoise:

The "slow and steady" tortoise is another symbol that represents longevity. Long ago, tortoises were believed to live for 10,000 years! The tortoise is an important creature in Chinese mythology and also represents wisdom, time and the beginning of creation.


They are believed to be the flower of immortality. This beautiful blossom is also believed to possess many life-sustaining properties, and is often used in teas to promote a long and healthy life.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 15 Dollars
Year: 2014

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Artfully combined Chinese symbols that traditionally depict longevity
Artist: Simon Ng
Quantity Produced: 8,888
Theme: Chinese heritage

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