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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)

 
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$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!

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015)
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Unique (7)
  • One of A kind (6)
  • Great quality (4)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Special occasion (5)
  • Gift (4)
  • Gift for child (4)
  • Holiday gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (7), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (3)

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4.0

Unique in design

By Jim

from Maple, Ont

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Gift For Child

Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

Unique design but colour a bit too bold

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Ghostly Ram

By Sheep Man

from Southern California

About Me Big Sheep Fan

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Stylized Sheep Design
  • Stylized Sheep Image

Cons

    Best Uses

    • My own collection

    Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

    Unique design, sort of ghostly and mysterious... I really like this coin.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I would purchase this coin again

    By Angelo

    from Calgary, Alberta

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Value
    • Love The Coin Design
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Better Colouring
    • Colouring Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Christmas Gift For Myself
    • Holiday Gift

    Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

    I am an Aries and purchased this coin as a Christmas gift for myself. I love the design and from a distance looks realy good. I don't know if the colouring is done right on the coin or if it's pasted on like a sticker (as it looks up close) but maybe a glossy paint instead of flat would give it a better look.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Maybe not

    By BAC SI CHOI OY

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Magpie, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • One Of A Kind

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Special Occasion

    Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

    I wanted to be more impressed with this coin than I am.
    While the design is unique, one of a kind, the Ram is a picture laid on, not painted on.
    The coin is small and expensive and in my opinion there are better examples of year of the Goat coins out there.
    I am also thinking that it is time for the Canadian Mint to put something different on the reverse of coins, for me, not a Canadian, Her Majasty on everything is boring and for the price of all your coins I would like different and related images on both sides.
    The 99.999% will keep me coming back for ever more

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    A perfect gift for my grandson

    By Isaac the loughter

    from AB Canada

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Child

      Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

      Great for gift to person born in the year of sheep

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Silver coin Year of the Sheep

      By Annie

      from Bellflower, Ca

      About Me Quality Driven

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Child

      Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

      Like the design.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      I'm a sheep so I got one.

      By wildman

      from ottawa

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Gift For Child
        • Holiday Gift
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

        I'm a sheep so I had to get this coin, it's a great looking coin. I collect only colored coins for the past 15 years. Maybe this will add to my luck and good fortune. Or it will sit in my display case with all the other quality coins I have been collecting. Too bad it doesn't glow in the dark.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        "Fine" Doesn't Begin to Describe This!

        By Suddenly_Greedy

        from Southern Interior, British Columbia

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Personal Appeal Collector, Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Oneself
          • Gift For Adult
          • Holiday Gift
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

          This coin is a true stunner. It was reasonably attractive in the picture, but when it arrived, I discovered that the picture does not do the coin justice. There is a depth and smoothness that doesn't come through on the photograph. This coin well-exceeded my expectations, and I will keep it as my own treasure. Any prior thoughts of possibly giving it as a gift are gone. This one is MINE!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Design

          By Ki Ageng

          from Scarborough, ON

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Nice Colour

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

          I would say that if you want to follow up a tradition, RCM should learn more about the Chinese "Horoscope". The coin series should begin with the year of the Mouse/Rat, not with the year of Sheep/Goat.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Beautiful, Unique, low mintage

          By RenoNusmi

          from Reno, Nv

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Sheep - Mintage: 8888 (2015):

              Love the offset design emphasizing one of the horns.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              • 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)