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2016 Lunar Silver Notes of Fortune 12-Piece Subscription

2016 Lunar Silver Notes of Fortune 12-Piece Subscription

$39.95 CAD  per coin
Mintage: While Supplies Last
Canada and US only

NEW FLATBAR TECHNIQUE! Magnificent Chinese Silver Notes depicting the twelve signs of the Lunar calendar on the new flatbar technique! Order today!

The origin of the Chinese Animal Signs of the Zodiac: A legend from ancient China
Buddha invited all of the animals of creation to join him in celebrating the New Year’s Festival. But only twelve animals accepted his invitation. To reward them for attending, Buddha gave each of them mastery of one year according to the order in which  they arrived.

The Rat was the first to appear which made him first in the series. Actually, this honour should have been bestowed on the Ox but, after riding on his back on the way to  Buddha, the Rat leapt in front of the Ox just before they arrived. That is why Rat is at the start of the Chinese lunar calendar.

A wonderful gift for someone who enjoys the Lunar calendar! Order today!

Special Features:

  • MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION! Subscribe today* and then relax knowing you will receive all 12 Lunar notes (each note $39.95). Lunar notes in your subscription include:
    • Rat (priced at $39.95, expected ship date March 2017, ships with packaging that displays all 12 Lunar notes)
    • Ox (priced at $39.95, expected ship date April 2017)
    • Tiger (priced at $39.95, expected ship date May 2017)
    • Rabbit (priced at $39.95, expected ship date June 2017)
    • Dragon (priced at $39.95, expected ship date July 2017)
    • Snake (priced at $39.95, expected ship date August 2017)
    • Horse (priced at $39.95, expected ship date September 2017)
    • Sheep (priced at $39.95, expected ship date October 2017)
    • Monkey (priced at $39.95, expected ship date November 2017)
    • Rooster (priced at $39.95, expected ship date December 2017)
    • Dog (priced at $39.95, expected ship date January 2018)
    • Pig (priced at $39.95, expected ship date February 2018)
  • Amazingly filigree embossing technique. Minted like a coin, but thin like a banknote!
  • Detailed color application highlighting traditional Chinese motifs in a modern way.

Rat: Charming and sociable
Guaranteed to be the centre of attention at every party, their most characteristic features include sociability and charm. Material security is very important to the Rat, which explains why the Rat has a high degree of professional ambition, creating great levels of energy until he reaches his goal. The years of the Rat: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008.

Ox: Peaceful and dependable
Organisation is half the battle: This sentence could have come from an Ox because he loves to be well-organised and structured. His cautiousness and keen sense of responsibility makes him perfect for executive positions. In private, Ox is a loyal partner and friend. The years of the Ox: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009.

Tiger: Courageous and emotional
There is never a dull moment with the Tiger, he's all action. He loves adventures in all its facets and is always on the lookout for new challenges. Professionally, the Tiger needs his freedom to be able to realise his many different talents. The years of the Tiger: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.

Rabbit: Sensible and diplomatic
For the Rabbit, nothing in life is possible without harmony. For this reason, the Rabbit, always acts very diplomatically in his professional arena. Romance and friendship are extremely important in his private life. Rabbits are also very cultivated and pleasant conversationalists. The years of the Rabbit: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.

Dragon: Talented and amiable
Dragons are not terrifying at all because whoever is born under this sign is regarded as an energetic and generous person. Dragons need a goal to work towards which they then whole-heartedly throw themselves into. Yet, in the process, the dragon always remains lovable. The years of the Dragon: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012.

Snake: Contemplative and peace-loving
Keep a very close eye on everything first – this is the snake's motto, everything impulsive and ill-judged is alien to him. He draws intelligent conclusions from his observations, his razor-sharp mind helping him in the process. Behind this somewhat unapproachable shell, lies a gentle, kind-hearted person. The years of the Snake: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.

Horse: Multi-talented and optimistic
Always discovering something new and savouring the pure joy of life – a talented person of many interests is how the Horse can be summed up best. He likes to be around people and loves to talk. Whatever the Horse lacks in staying power is more than made up for with his never-ending optimism. The years of the Horse: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.

Sheep: Cheerful and laid-back
Time is much too precious for the Sheep to waste on arguments; harmony and contentment are much more important to him. This is what makes the Sheep such a very good listener and extremely good in providing solace. Tidiness is not really one of a Sheep's strengths, but one that is easily compensated for through his endearing nature. The years of the Sheep: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.

Monkey: Intelligent and inquisitive
Need something organised or to fi nd a solution to a tricky problem – the Monkey loves challenges like these. He is very much aided by his intelligence which lets him blossom when others have long given up. But don't make demands on the Monkey for too long because he always prefers to look for new endeavours. The years of the Monkey: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.

Rooster: Flamboyant and upstanding
Just when you think you are getting to know the Rooster, he surprises you with another facet of his personality. But he is more than just a flamboyant and gifted speaker who loves to be the centre of attention, he is also a hard-working and determined person. And whenever somebody needs a helping hand, the Rooster is right by his or her side. The years of the Rooster: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.

Dog: Sincere and confident
The Dog does not think of himself first, what lies closest to his heart is the good of the community. For this reason, the Dog also has a wide circle of friends and is a firm favourite in times of need. However, he is very careful in his choice of friends, always remaining true to them. The years of the Dog: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

Pig: Good-natured and sociable
The good-natured Pig would rather swallow a nasty comment than provoke an argument. Harmony and peace are much more important to him. As are his optimism and love-thy-neighbourliness. If anything, the Pig loves being sociable and really knows how to party. The years of the Pig: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.

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*Credit card purchases only, charged when each coin is shipped. The Royal Canadian Mint reserves the right to refuse or limit orders and to limit the total amount of subscribers to this series. The Mint also reserves the right to change its prices and product offerings without notice. After purchasing your first coin, you will automatically receive the subsequent coins when they are released. Coins may not be issued in the same order as listed above. Subscription agreement may be cancelled at your request at any time with a phone call or written notice to the Royal Canadian Mint. While quantities last.


according to your delivery schedule, feb 2018 is the last delivery can I order the whole set now


Hi Tam, thank you for submitting your question. Please note that this is still available at this time through a subscription order. you would receive one coin per month until subscription is fulfilled.

the first delivery start in mar 2017 if i order now, how many note do i get now? do i get the previous delivery and paid them now


Hello, Thanks for your interest in this series. If you order today you should receive 1 note per month until the set is complete.


Good Morning. Just wondering if all 12 coins are sold together in the red booklet that is shown online. I understand it to be 480 for the whole set.


Hi Matt, We had a complete prepacked collection available last year, but it has sold out (item 159073). if you would like all of the notes together at once instead of a subscription, please contact customer service. They may be able to facilitate condensing the subscription shipping timeline for you.

Josh (Product Team)

From which company in China?


We purchased these coins from MDM in Germany, and do not have the name of their manufacturer.

Josh (Product Team)

Where were the coins fabricated?


Hello, Please note that these are not coins, they are 5g silver notes. They are manufactured in China.

Josh (Product Team)

Can these notes be sold separately?


In order to ensure we have adequate inventory for all subscription orders the notes are not available for individual sale.

Josh (Product Team)

Hi! I just got my first collection on the subscription Why is it start from the "Tiger" instead of "Rat" as you indicated? Also, was there suppose to be a full sheet that hold the 12 notes? The one I got only holds a single note. Thanks!


Thank you for your question. There was a delay in the production of the folders. They will be shipped out soon. The first two notes were also delayed. We are working on updating the shipping schedule.

Josh (Product Team)

Hi, How does the back of each item look like? is it the same as the front. I'm not familiar with mm measurement. Could you let me know measurements in cm or inches?


The obverse of the notes is the last image shown on this page, showing the Great Wall of China and temple. There are 10mm in every CM, so the measurements are 15cm x 7cm.

Josh (Product Team)

Which mint is producing these silver notes?


The notes are being purchased from MDM in Germany.

Josh (Product Team)

Hello, Using the dimensions listed of 140mm by 70mm by 0.015mm, the weight of the note based on the density of pure silver comes out to approx 1.5g rather than the 5g listed. Could you please confirm the specs?


Thank you for your comment. We have gone back to the supplier and they have confirmed the dimension for thickness we were provided was incorrect. The correct dimensions of this product are 150mm x 70mm x 0.4522mm. The page will be updated shortly to reflect this.



  • No.159000
  • Mintage While Supplies Last
  • Composition99.9% pure silver
  • Finishfiligree embossing technique, detailed colour application
  • Weight (g) 5
  • Diameter (mm) 150 mm x 70 mm x 0.4522 mm
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