Sterling Silver Coin - Maple of Strength (2010)
Hologram features shimmering maple leaves.
The universal power of the horse.
No single animal has contributed more to the development and spread of civilization than the horse. It fuelled farms; powered armies and was the privilege of emperors and kings. For centuries, the horse was a significant status symbol, often portrayed in statues and carvings buried with important figures in history.
Legends abound. From east to west, the horse embodies the same compelling character, making it a natural symbol for this coin that celebrates the tradition and history of Chinese communities; the strength that is an integral part of Canadian culture and nationhood.
This compelling sterling silver coin features a shimmering hologram as a vibrant centrepiece to bring a Canadian element to its dynamic, Asian-inspired design.
Five horses parade around a colourful hologram featuring a sprig of two maple leaves. With a decorative pattern in the background, the overall design of this coin echoes the ornate art typical of Chinese pottery, embroidery and sculpture.