Proving itself to be a truly global institution, the Royal Canadian Mint once again artistically incorporates Eastern cultural themes into a coin with this 2014 1 oz Five Blessings gold coin. Each coin contains 1 troy ounce of .9999 fine gold and has a legal tender face value of 50 Dollars.
The obverse is graced by Susanna Blunt's familiar portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The year-date and the face value of "50 DOLLARS" are found along the bottom rim beneath Her Majesty.
The reverse design features several animals that are representative of five important blessings in traditional Chinese culture. These include:
- "May your wishes come true" the Bat.
- "May you have speedy success," the Deer.
- "May every year bring a surplus," the Crane.
- "May flowers bloom for prosperity," the Magpie.
- "May your stock turn over like a spinning wheel," which is symbolized by the large Chinese character for "good fortune" found to the right overlain a geometric pattern.
Running down the center of the coin, the inscription for the weight and purity reads, "FINE GOLD 9999 1/10 OZ OR PUR 9999."
If you have ever wondered why people have lucky coins, this 1 oz Canadian Five Blessings gold coin is a very literal example of a coin intended to bring good luck to its beholder. It is only fitting that this coin is struck from extra-pure .9999 fine gold, the color of auspicious endeavors. Make this gold coin of good fortune part of your collection from Gainesville Coins today!
|Actual Metal Weight:||1 ozt|
|Face Value:||50 Dollars|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Susanna Blunt|