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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8,500 (2014)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8,500 (2014)

 
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$99.95 CAD
8500
Canada and US only

All previous blessings coins have sold out!

Blessings are an integral element of Chinese culture. In offering them with a coin, medal, or other traditional method of well-wishing, the giver expresses to the recipient a wish or hope for their future happiness.

Written and spoken Chinese lends itself particularly well to symbolism and double meaning. Through the graphic symbols of the written language and the overlap of similar-sounding words, the culture has evolved a tradition of employing letters, sounds, and images to convey robust messages with amplified meaning. These messages are readily understood within Chinese and Chinese Canadian culture.

This coin features a beautifully coloured and engraved design conferring upon its owner blessings of happiness, success, long life, joy, and good fortune. Order yours today!

Special features:
•   This proof-quality 1-ounce 99.99% pure silver coin features a beautifully coloured and engraved design conferring upon its owner blessings of happiness, success, long life, joy, and good fortune.
•   A very limited mintage of only 8,500 means that this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors.
•   Makes a thoughtful gift or fine collectible.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
This coin features a series of symbolic images representing the traditional Five Blessings of Chinese culture. In a polished crescent on the left side of the coin appear five animals that traditionally connote blessings, including a bat for happiness, a deer for career success, a crane for long life, and two magpies for joy. The right side of the coin is richly decorated with circular imagery overlaid with the Chinese symbol used to offer a wish for good fortune.

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

Did you know…
•   The character for "good fortune" is not a formal or spoken word, but rather an ideogram used in some regions to convey a wish or hope for good fortune.
•   The number "5" is considered to be of imperial significance and auspicious in Chinese tradition because of the central position of the 9 single digit numbers. "5" is usually used as the number for repeated designs or decorations used in the imperial court of China.
•   The concept of "prospects" and the word for bat (fu) are homophones in spoken Chinese. The bat has thus become a well-known symbol for "good prospects."
•   The notion of success, particularly emolument or success related to one’s salary, is homophonic with the word for deer in spoken Chinese (lu). The deer is thus used to connote the qualities of endurance, longevity, and grace that provide one with a positive position in life.
•   The crane has long been associated with the notion of longevity in Chinese tradition. In art and literature, it is often portrayed in the presence of elders and gods and its white feathers recall the white hair of old age. As a long-lived bird with high status in Chinese imperial tradition, it is an ideal symbol for longevity.
•   The word for "joy"—xi—is the first sound in the word for "magpie" (xi que), making the magpie a symbol associated with luck and happiness. When two magpies are portrayed facing one another, as on this coin, the recipient’s happiness is doubled.

Order your coin today!

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014)
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (21)
  • Unique (16)
  • One of A kind (13)
  • Great quality (12)
  • Good value (11)

Cons

  • Difficult to personalize (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (16)
  • Special occasion (11)
  • Gift for child (6)
  • Holiday gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (17), Budget shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (9)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice item

By Zhang

from Ontario

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Holiday Gift

Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

Beautiful design and nice box.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love this coin

By Sparky

from Kelowna BC

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • I Would Have Liked To Had
  • Should Include Meaning

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Holiday Gift

Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

I would have liked a card with the coin to explain the meaning of each symbol of the coin. Instead I have had to print out what I could find on the website, which is kind of tacky when you are giving this as a gift.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lucky & good fortune for all.

By mccad8

from Calgary, Alberta

About Me Bargain Hunter

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Shoud Have 2 Birds

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Gift For Child
  • Special Occasion

Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

Shoud have 2 Birds for Double Happiness.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Fantastic, Unique Design!!!

By TC

from Lincoln

About Me Collector of Fine Coins

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Personal Collection

Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

A Coin That Will Catch Most Everyone's Eye.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great detail

By Cdn Duke

from Central Alberta, Canada

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Collecting
    • Gift For Adult
    • Gift For Child

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

    Another very nice coin with a low mintage. The detail is of a high standard and will compliment any collection of a detected collector. The only issue I have is the cost of this coin, given today's silver rates this coin is 4.5 times its weight in silver thus the cost is on the high side.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Description is not quite correct ... but

    By Coin-man (not con-man)

    from Toronto, ON

    About Me Good Value And Quality, Looking For Qualityvalue

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • A Very Nice Coin
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Special Occasion

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

      The description is not quite correct ... there are two cranes and one magpie, not the other way around ... but the coin is very nice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great addition to any collection

      By Beth the retiree

      from Lincoln, CA

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

        This coin is unique, colorful and just looks really good with my other coins. A lot of thought went into the design and they did a splendid job.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        75th ann machine gun

        By hockey dad

        from Chico CA

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

          for my collection. liked the face of the coin with the back ground to the queen made it stand out, the back detail was great

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          blessing

          By hockey dad

          from Chico CA

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality

          Cons

          • Difficult To Personalize

          Best Uses

          • Holiday Gift
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

          i just liked the design and quality/workmansship

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A beautiful coin

          By JSMtl

          from Montreal

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Five Blessings - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

            It's a beautiful finish, nicely sized (substantial, nice to hold) and the concept of "blessings" ties in well with a wedding or special occasion. I recommend this coin as a gift for someone special!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            • No.133938
            • Mintage8500
            • Composition99.99% pure silver
            • Finishproof, with colour application
            • Weight (g) 31.39
            • Diameter (mm) 38
            • Edgeserrated
            • Certificateserialized
            • Face value5 dollars
            • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)