0.5 g Pure Gold Coin - Diwali: Festival of Lights - Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

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0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

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$79.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only

A stunning keepsake that will become a cherished family heirloom to enrich Diwali celebrations for generations to come.

Diwali is the most important holiday in India. It's a New Year's celebration that is also known as the "Festival of Lights," and is celebrated by millions of people every year. The notion of light triumphing over dark is incredibly symbolic; so universal that it has inspired cultures around the world for centuries. But Diwali is more than a single flame; it fills homes, streets—and hearts!—with light. Diwali revellers are an incredibly diverse ethno-cultural group. Hindu, Sikh, Jain… every faith has its own Diwali legends, but the unifying thread is always a celebration of good triumphing over evil.

The flame at the centre of this coin captures the essence of the Festival, while its overall design echoes the Ashoka Chakra (wheel of the law) that appears on the national flag of India. The maple leaf and diya (clay lamp) illustrate the blending of multiple cultures, as Canada has become a home for Diwali celebrations.

Your coin is crafted in 99.99% pure gold and captures the shimmering essence of the Festival of Lights. Order yours today!

Special features:
  • Expertly crafted with multiple finishes that bring exceptional detail, dimension and shine to this unique design.
  • A unique and upscale collectible that will make an outstanding gift during the most cherished of Indian celebrations.
  • With over a million Indo-Canadians now living in Canada, Diwali is celebrated in communities from coast to coast, enriching the multi-cultural experience of their residents and shining a bright light on Canada as a place of hope and freedom to share one's customs and beliefs.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited mintage worldwide.

About the Design:
The reverse design by Canadian artist Sarindar Dhaliwal brings together East and West in this uplifting design inspired by the Ashoka Chakra (wheel of the law) that appears on the national flag of India. A maple leaf and diya (clay lamp) are key central elements that illustrate the blending of multiple cultures as Canada has become a home for Diwali celebrations. The flame at the centre of the design reflects the essence of the Festival of Lights, its light radiating outwards like spokes on a wheel that are framed by a ring of maple leaves.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell and includes a graphic beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015)
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Great quality (7)
  • Good value (6)
  • One of A kind (6)
  • Unique (6)

Cons

  • Too small (10)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Difficult to personalize (3)

Best Uses

  • Special occasion (11)
  • Holiday gift (6)
  • Gift for child (3)
  • Wedding gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (10), Budget shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

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4.0

Appropriate for the occasion

By sonalvinod

from Toronto

About Me Bargain Hunter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • First Diwali Coin

Cons

  • No God

Best Uses

  • Diwali Gift

Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

Gave for dieali

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Beautiful coin

By LadyAliki

from Kingston, ON

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Holiday Gift
  • Special Occasion

Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

They are lovely keepsakes.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Little light

By bgm

from calgary

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Special Occasion

Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

Any smaller there would be no value

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Easiest way with peace of mind to get diwali gift

By Sonalvinod

from Toronto, ontario

About Me Bargain Hunter

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Personalize
  • Expensive
  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Holiday Gift

Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

Gave per family this pricy gift
Was easily available and with peace of mind did not have to worry as it was very timely received
There is no lakshmiji as we always buy with lakshmiji on coin was first hesitant but was very lazy to shop around as this was expensivel as compared to other diwali coins available in store and at different mint

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I quite like these little coins. Dawali is important.

By None

from Maple Ridge , B.C.

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Can't Find Any

Best Uses

  • Holiday Gift
  • Special Occasion
  • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

My collection will be my gift to my grandchildren when I leave this earth. I tend to buy coins that will thrill each of them as well as me. Love sitting and admiring what I have so far.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Pricey momento

By RAM

from Toronto

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Special Occasion

Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

Great Diwali momento!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not that impressive

By Customer

from Mississauga

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Can't See The Design
  • Too Small

Best Uses

    Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

    Too small to see anything. Wish they had a larger option

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not bad for the price

    By Runner

    from Canada

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Difficult To Personalize
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Special Occasion

    Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

    It was smaller than I thought.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    gold never feels old sweet shine on mine

    By mm lilman

    from oshawa,Canada

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • One Of A Kind

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Special Occasion

    Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

    I love collecting's gold

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Small but powerful

    By bluegramma

    from Edmonton, AB,Cananda

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Diwali: Festival of Lights – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

        this is a great addition to my collection
        The design is amassing

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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          Several reviews indicate the coin is smaller than expected. What is the coin diameter?
          Asked on 11/25/2015 by K from Ottawa

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            The diameter is 11 mm.

            Answered on 11/30/2015 by Anonymous
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        Specifications

        • No.147529
        • Mintage10,000
        • Composition99.99% pure gold
        • Finishproof
        • Weight (g) 0.5
        • Diameter (mm) 11
        • Edgeserrated
        • Certificateserialized
        • Face value25 cents
        • ArtistSarindar Dhaliwal (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)