1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – Maple of Prosperity – Mintage: 8,888 (2015)
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1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – Maple of Prosperity – Mintage: 8,888 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – Maple of Prosperity – Mintage: 8,888 (2015)

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$98.88 CAD
Mintage: 8,888
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Convey a blessing of prosperity with this beautiful coin! A perfect gift!

Symbolism is an inherent part of Chinese culture, both in the written and spoken language. While many of its modern characters serve as visual symbols of their own, the playful use of phonetics and puns bring added meaning and imagery to each message conveyed; such is the case with this intricate coin, which conveys a blessing of prosperity upon its owner.

Along with luck and longevity, traditional Chinese beliefs hold that prosperity is one of life’s greatest blessings and a cornerstone for the ideal life. This design artfully brings together detailed visual symbols and popular wordplay in an expressed wish for “abundance.”

Fish have long represented “abundance” or “surplus” due to their similarly pronounced characters; and as a prolific producer of eggs, the carp is a particularly auspicious symbol with its character’s pronunciation resembling that of “profit” and “power.” In a lucky grouping of three, carp are beautifully depicted on your coin’s reverse as they jump out of the water (in itself symbolic of continuous abundance), which is represented by a repetitive pattern of rippling water that frames the reverse image. This thoughtful, intricate design by Canadian artist Albert Ng expresses the notion of “gaining profits in succession” and also features a beautiful hologram of a maple leaf that celebrates Canada’s Chinese communities.

Convey a blessing of prosperity with this beautiful coin! Order today!

Special features:
•  This fine silver coin is the seventh in the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular series of Asian-inspired coins that bear a hologram of a maple leaf in a celebration of the traditional culture of Canada’s Chinese community.
•  Crafted in 99.99% pure silver and rendered with finely detailed engraving, this coin’s design by artist Albert Ng, a recipient of the Order of Ontario, is further enhanced by the use of multiple finishes.
•  Mintage has been limited to 8,888 coins worldwide—symbolic in itself since the number “8” is considered the luckiest of numbers in Chinese tradition.
•  Makes a stunning addition to any Asian-inspired collection, and is a meaningful gift that conveys a sincere wish for success to its recipient.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
The reverse design by Canadian artist Albert Ng is a popular arrangement of elements that convey a blessing for prosperity. Fish have long represented “abundance/surplus” due to the similarity in the pronunciation of their Chinese characters. Carp is a particularly auspicious symbol as well, both for its reputation as a prolific producer of eggs as well as its symbol’s similar pronunciation to the characters for “profit” and “power.” In a lucky grouping of three, the carp are seen jumping out of the water (in itself symbolic of continuous abundance), which is represented by a repetitive pattern of rippling water that frames the reverse image. This thoughtful, intricate design represents “gaining profits in succession”.

Did you know…
•  Fish are a symbol of fertility but the pronunciation of its Chinese symbol sounds similar to “plentiful” or “abundant,” making it one of the most popular symbols for wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture.
•  Carp symbolise longevity because of their lifespan, and are commonly depicted with large scales that bear a resemblance to the skin of a dragon, which is one of the most revered symbols.
•  Water is another symbol of continuous abundance and is regarded as a bringer of life. A red maple leaf carries special meaning in Chinese folklore as a symbol for fall; it can also represent a person’s happiness in relation to where they live and work, which is a wonderful way to view Canada’s national emblem and flag on its 50th anniversary. 
•  The Chinese word for “maple” is also pronounced exactly the same as the word for “abundance”, in both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.143809
  • Mintage8,888
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value15 dollars
  • ArtistAlbert Ng (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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