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Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8,888 (2015)

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Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8,888 (2015)

 
$74.95 CAD
8888
Canada and US only

The perfect gift for someone born in the Year of the Sheep!

The year 2015 is ruled by the Sheep. The creative Sheep personality embodies wealth, warmth and loveliness. Good things seem to come to the Sheep naturally because of its irresistibly good nature. The Sheep rarely speaks its mind. It will go with the flow and only object when things aren't going its way. Push too hard and it will react—decisively! The gregarious Sheep is an eternal romantic. It adores being showered with love and attention.

The Year of the Sheep also ruled 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003.  However, people born in January or February should consult the Chinese lunar calendar. New Year does not automatically fall on January 1st. This celebration is better known as the Spring Festival and coincides with the first day of spring—a date that shifts from year to year depending upon the lunar cycle and solar year.

The perfect gift for someone born in the Year of the Sheep! Order yours today!

Special features:
•  This Year of the Sheep coin is a new addition to the Mint's popular Chinese Lunar series!
•  The Chinese character yang (meaning "sheep" or "goat") denotes the Year of the Sheep.
•  This $5 coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver and features beautiful colouring that adds another dimension to the finely detailed engraving.
•  A celebration of Chinese Canadian culture!
•  Makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift for those born in the Year of the Sheep, and a beautiful addition to any Chinese zodiac-themed collection.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
The reverse image features an artistic rendering of a Bighorn sheep – a native of Canada's Rocky Mountains. The use of colour showcases the sheep's beautiful brown colouring. Nestled within the curl of the sheep's distinctive spiral horn, the Chinese character yang (meaning "sheep" or "goat") denotes the Year of the Sheep.

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

Order your coin today!
  • No.130569
  • Mintage8888
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof with colour
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value5 dollars
  • ArtistSimon Ng (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)