2014 $5 Five Blessings - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 133938

RCM Number:
133938
Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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Description

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.


The Design:

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.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Year: 2014

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

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Five Blessings of Chinese culture - Bat for happiness; deer for career success; two cranes for long life; magpie for joy
Finish: Matte Proof
Series: Chinese Culture
Quantity Produced: 8,500
Theme: Blessings


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