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1.5 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Chinese Blessings - Mintage: 5,888 (2018)

1.5 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Chinese Blessings - Mintage: 5,888 (2018)

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$159.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,888
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A FIRST! Our first rectangular-shaped celebration of Chinese-Canadian culture! Order today!

Shaped like a door adorned with Fai Chun decorations for the Chinese New Year, your coin recreates the eye-catching banners that are a beautiful invitation for luck and fortune to enter. As in real life, the auspicious red colour magnifies the meaning of the gold-coloured characters and colourful images that signify “good wishes,” “auspiciousness” and “good luck.” A special blessing to confer upon a recipient for the year.

Your coin invites luck and fortune for the Chinese New Year—yours to keep or give! Order today!

Special features:
  • TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION! Introducing our first rectangular-shaped coin celebrating Chinese-Canadian culture!
  • A WISH FOR A BANNER YEAR! Your coin is shaped like a door adorned with red banners that are a cherished tradition for Chinese New Year!
  • HIGHLY SYMBOLIC DESIGN! Each design element holds special significance—from the calligraphic symbols to the auspicious “8”-dollar face value!
  • SUPERB COLOURS! Another auspicious element, the rich red colour easily catches the eye, while translucent colour mimics the traditional gold foil of the calligraphic symbols.
  • HONOURING OUR CHINESE-CANADIAN COMMUNITIES! Your visually stunning coin is a proud cultural celebration of Canada’s Chinese communities.
  • MINTAGE LIMITED TO 5,888! Similar-themed coins sold out quickly! Limited to just 5,888 coins worldwide, your collectible con is sure to be cherished for its artistic appeal and rich symbolism.
  • PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Like a door adorned with traditional Fai Chun paper decorations, your coin’s design by Canadian artist Aries Cheung offers a festive greeting and a wish for luck and fortune throughout the year. Two vertical Chiuntao banners and the diamond-shaped Doufang at the centre are brought to life by a deep red colour application and the use of translucent colour, which mimics the look of traditional gold foil. Together, these rich colours magnify the symbolic meaning of the calligraphic characters for “good wishes” (right), “auspiciousness” (left) and “good luck” or “fortune” (centre). This powerful blessing is further enhanced by various symbolic images, including a jade “ru yi” (right); an “auspicious” tangerine (left); and a repeating motif of a stylized bat or fú, which is homophonous with the word it surrounds.  The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • While the colour gold symbolizes wealth, red represents virtue, sincerity, joy and honesty.
  • The diamond-shaped banner depicted on the reverse bears the Chinese character Fu, meaning “good fortune.” This is often inverted to signify fortune “pouring out” or “arriving,” since the character for “upside down” is a homonym for “to arrive.”
  • Shaped like the sun, oranges are regarded as auspicious symbols that are associated with happiness and abundance, while pomelos, kumqats, plums and grapes are symbolic of fortune and prosperity.
  • Certain flowers also hold special meaning during the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival. Among them: orchids symbolize fertility and abundance; peach blossoms mean prosperity and romance; plum blossoms represent perseverance and courage; and the delicate narcissus brings good fortune. Cut flowers are generally avoided as they may symbolize the severing of luck, whereas live plants are a refreshing symbol of spring renewal!

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.164614
  • Mintage5,888
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 47.35
  • Diameter (mm) 49.80 mm x 28.60 mm
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value8 dollars
  • ArtistAries Cheung (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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