Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8,888 (2014)

Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage:
8,888 (2014)

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Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage:
8,888 (2014)

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

Sixth coin in a popular series! Order yours today!

The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Chinese Canadians with this beautifully intricate silver coin. The use of traditional symbolism in this Asian-inspired design conveys a blessing of longevity—one of the important life blessings in ancient Chinese beliefs—upon the coin's owner.

  •  In Asian art and poetry, images of plants and animals are often used as symbols that represent different ideas and concepts. According to Chinese tradition, keeping some form of these images close by can bring you many blessings. If you are given a symbol that represents a long life, you have been given a "Blessing of Longevity."
  •  Along with prosperity and good luck, longevity is considered one of the pillars of a perfect life and is represented by many different symbols.
  •  The people of ancient China believed that cranes, like turtles, could live for centuries; in reality, a crane's average life span is about 25 years—that's still a long time for a bird!
  •  The crane's white feathers reflect the white hair and wisdom of old age, while its ability to fly symbolizes a person's ability to rise above current circumstances.
  •  The "slow and steady" tortoise is another symbol that represents longevity. Long ago, tortoises were believed to live for 10,000 years! The tortoise is an important creature in Chinese mythology and also represents wisdom, time and the beginning of creation.
  •  Chrysanthemums are believed to be the flower of immortality. This beautiful blossom is also believed to possess many life-sustaining properties, and is often used in teas to promote a long and healthy life.
  •  Did you know that Canada's national symbol, the maple leaf, also has a place in Chinese folklore? You'll often find red autumn leaves paired with chrysanthemums, since both represent fall, harvest and abundance. The maple leaf also represents a person's happiness in relation to where they live and work—a great new way to look at the Canadian flag!

With a limited mintage of only 8,888, this coin is sure to sell out quickly—so order yours today!

Special features:
  •  Your silver coin is the sixth in our renowned series of Asian-inspired coins that bear a hologram of a maple leaf. Unique selective hologram and captivating style make this an excellent addition to your display.
  •  Your coin features multiple finishes that give added depth and precise detailing to the image.
  •  Mintage has been limited to 8,888 coins worldwide—a number that is symbolic since the number "8" is considered the luckiest of numbers in Chinese tradition.
  •  A beautiful and thoughtful gift that confers on its owner a sincere blessing of longevity.

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Simon Ng, your coin artfully combines numerous Chinese symbols for "longevity" to convey a blessing for a long life. The pairs of cranes, tortoises and chrysanthemums are surrounded by a multitude of flowers that bloom throughout the seasons, thus extending the blessing throughout the year. This beautiful, intricate design also features a hologram of a maple leaf. Engraved along the top of the image field are the word "CANADA," the year "2014," the Chinese symbol for "longevity," and the face value of "15 DOLLARS."

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

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Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014)
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Great quality (7)
  • Unique (7)
  • One of A kind (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Special occasion (6)
  • Gift (5)
  • Holiday gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (5)

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5.0

i love it good that i orderd it

By Bargain hunter

from B.C

About Me Qualita

Pros

  • Great Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Personalize

Best Uses

  • Special Occasion

Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

i order it for me

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Absolutely beautiful; better than expect

By SilverSeeker

from San Jose, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Holiday Gift
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

    I'm in love with this coin. Definitely one of my favorites now. Only bought one, but plan on buying more.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great artwork, unimpressive hologram

    By Gerry

    from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • One Of A Kind

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Holiday Gift

      Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

      Very nice artwork, but the hologram does not add much to the coin, but adds to the cost. The hologram is too small to be effective and difficult to see the effect. Still a nice coin.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      great sentiment, but could be nicer

      By bd

      from victoria, bc

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Child

        Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

        I agree with other comments, that the hologram is unfortunately not great. It's really faint, and doesn't stand out like it does in the pictures. I do like the sentiment behind the coin, however, and will be giving it to my son, to wish him longevity.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Beautiful Design

        By Ruru

        from Richmond, BC

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great birthday gift

          Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

          This makes a great birthday gift for the elderly. Stunning detail and one of a kind design.
          Better if the face value is $20, not $15.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Good gift coin for elder people

          By Coinlover

          from CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult

            Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

            I am glad to see the flower design in this real coin is not colorful as picture shows. The details of this coin is very nice. So far it is my favorite buying from mint.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Maple of Longevity (2014)

            By Mother of 3

            from Toronto Ontario

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Special Occasion

            Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

            This was purchased as a gift for my mom's birthday. She liked it very much. The design is beautiful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Excellent Design

            By Subhakar

            from Irving, TX

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

                The design is excellent with every detail clearly showing on the coin. Will make an excellent gift for anyone.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Poor Quality Hologram

                By Love Coins

                from Calgary, AB

                Verified Reviewer

                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 Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

                  The detail on this coin is absolutely stunning, but as pointed out by others, compared to prior coins in this series, the hologram is a dud. Quite disappointing.
                  I was hoping to send one of these as a gift to a new graduate, but am hesitating now that I've seen it. I sent last year's version to another graduate, and wanted to keep the theme. It's unfortunate that if I do, they won't be getting the same quality as the one their cousin received.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  a bit of a disapointment

                  By mrh

                  from peterborough, ontario

                  About Me Regular Collector

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Detail Excellent
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Hologram A Let Down

                  Best Uses

                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about Fine Silver Hologram Coin - Maple of Longevity - Mintage: 8888 (2014):

                  I am collecting the series. The work on the coin is wonderful and well executed. The hologram lacks colour or depth especially when sited beside the others in collection

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Specifications

                  • No.130304
                  • Mintage8,888
                  • Compositionfine silver (99.99% pure)
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 31.39
                  • Diameter (mm) 38
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value15 dollars
                  • ArtistSimon Ng (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)