Pure Gold Coin – Blessings of Prosperity – Mintage: 888 (2015)
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Pure Gold Coin – Blessings of Prosperity – Mintage: 888 (2015)

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Pure Gold Coin – Blessings of Prosperity – Mintage: 888 (2015)

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$988.88 CAD
Mintage: 888
STATUS:
Canada and US only

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

Filled with beautiful, thought-provoking symbolism, blessings have long been an important part of traditional Chinese culture around the world and in Chinese-Canadian communities. Along with good luck and longevity, ancient Chinese beliefs held that prosperity was one of life’s greatest blessings and a cornerstone for the ideal life.

A blessing for prosperity—such as the one conferred by this coin on its owner—bestows upon the recipient a sincere wish for their success and fortune, and a greater hope for continued happiness.

In Chinese tradition and in Feng Shui, the ox is an agriculture-based emblem that symbolises a bountiful harvest in the year ahead and an accumulation of wealth. Here, it is depicted in the centre of the coin’s reverse image with a belt of five coins, along with the Chinese symbol for “prosperity” engraved in the upper left corner—all elements that are symbolic within this blessing of prosperity for the coming year, and many more to come.

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

Special features:
•  Seventh in the Royal Canadian Mint’s beloved series of Asian-inspired coins that celebrate the traditional culture of Canada’s vibrant Chinese community.
•  Designed by artist Simon Ng, this lotus-shaped coin is made of a fine alloy of 99.999% pure gold, and features a scalloped edge.
•  Mintage has been limited to 888 coins—a symbolic number in itself as “8” represents wealth and prosperity, and is considered to be the luckiest of numbers in Chinese tradition.
•  A stunning addition to any Asian-inspired collection, and a meaningful gift to convey a sincere wish for success to its recipient.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
The design by Canadian artist Simon Ng confers upon the owner a blessing for prosperity. In the centre of the image stands one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac: the ox. Long used in agriculture and for heavy tasks, this animal’s patience and hard work are believed to result in success; it is also a spring emblem that represents a bountiful harvest for the year ahead, with an accumulation of wealth. Here, this auspicious symbol is an image of strength as it steadily moves along the landscape; its belt of five coins is particularly fitting given that coins represent money (and thus, prosperity), while the number “5” is associated with blessings for a balanced life. To the left of the ox, the Chinese symbol conveys the blessing for a “prosperous” year ahead.

Did you know…
•  Images of Chinese coins, with their square centre hole (as depicted on this coin’s reverse), represent fortune and prosperity; coins are carried or placed in specific areas in hopes of attracting wealth, prosperity and abundance.
•  The number “5,” which is represented by the five coins in the reverse image, is often associated with the five blessings in life (longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue and a peaceful death), and with the five elements: water, fire, wood, metal and earth.
•  The ox is considered to bring fortune to business dealings, investments, careers or any other financial situation.
•  The ox is also one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, representing those who were born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009.

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.143257
  • Mintage888
  • Composition99.999% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 10.4
  • Diameter (mm) 22.5
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value150 dollars
  • ArtistSimon Ng (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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