With the 2014 Canadian Five Blessings 1 oz silver coin, the term "lucky coin" is truly appropriate. Struck from .9999 fine silver by the Royal Canadian Mint, these 1 oz silver coins celebrate five traditional Chinese blessings, each represented by an animal:
- Bat: symbolizes happiness;
- Deer: symbolizes prosperity;
- Crane: symbolizes longevity;
- Magpie: symbolizes joy;
- Chinese character: stands for Good Fortune
The symbols that relate to the five traditional blessings are found on the coin's reverse. From top to bottom, the bat, deer, crane, and magpie are placed along the left rim. Inscriptions dividing the coin down the middle indicate, in both English and French, the coin's weight and purity. The Chinese character for "good fortune" is found in the right field with a repeating geometric pattern in the background. On the obverse, Susanna Blunt's engraving of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is accompanied by the year-of-issue "2014" and the legal tender face value "5 DOLLARS."
The 2014 Five Blessings coins are available in gold and silver here at Gainesville Coins so there's something for everyone on any sized budget. The RCM continues its cross-cultural celebration of Chinese themes that began with the Chinese hologram series of Silver Maples over a decade ago. Each silver Five Blessings coin contains the extra-pure .9999 fine silver content that has made the RCM famous. Add this attractive 1 oz silver coin to your collection today from Gainesville Coins!
|Actual Metal Weight:||1 ozt|
|Face Value:||5 Dollars|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Susanna Blunt|