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Pure Silver Coin - Good Luck Charms: Five Blessings - Mintage: 6,888 (2018)

Pure Silver Coin - Good Luck Charms: Five Blessings - Mintage: 6,888 (2018)

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Mintage: 6,888
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Your 2018 coin features Chinese motifs representing the auspicious "Five Blessings"! Order your pure silver coin today!

Five bats are the image of elegance and beauty as they surround the Chinese character shou (longevity) to bring five cherished blessings of health, wealth, longevity, virtue and a peaceful natural death in old age. It’s one of the luckiest, and most popular design motifs that can be found in old Chinese houses, inspired by a visual pun or rebus in which the Chinese character for bat (fu) and good fortune or happiness (fu), are pronounced the same way; together on this 99.99% pure silver holed coin, they bring an abundance of blessings.

Bring home an abundance of blessings with this good luck charms coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • SYMBOLIZING LAND AND HEAVEN! The square hole in your 99.99% pure silver coin represents the land, while your coin’s round shape symbolizes heaven!
  • INSPIRED BY CHINA’S ANCIENT COINAGE! Your coin was struck with a square hole that is a distinct feature of ancient Chinese coins as it was used to string coins onto a cord.
  • FEATURES THE AUSPICIOUS NUMBER 8 AS ITS FACE VALUE! The face value of your coin prominently features the auspicious number 8—considered to be the luckiest number in Chinese culture!
  • EXCLUSIVE MINTAGE OF 6,888 COINS IS HIGHLY SYMBOLIC! Your coin has a limited mintage worldwide mintage!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • PURE SILVER! Your coin has been expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a proof finish that accentuates every detail to stunning effect!
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Your elegant and classic coin design by Canadian artist Simon Ng features a combination of Chinese motifs representing the auspicious “Five Blessings”; consisting of five bats surrounding the Chinese character shou (longevity), each bat representing health, wealth, longevity, virtue and a peaceful natural death in old age. The square hole in the centre is a distinct feature of ancient Chinese coins which represents the land. It’s framed by a circle of finely engraved scrolls and symbolic floral elements, while traditional Chinese latticework flows along the outer edge of the coin design. The floral elements also compliment the ornate scrollwork on the coin’s unique obverse, where the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is engraved with remarkable finesse in a smoothly polished circle above the square hole.

Did you know…
  • Placing a bat behind one’s workstation is believed to attract good fortune and abundance, and repel negative energy. Hanging a bat in a prominent position by the front door or in the central hallway is also believed to boost one’s career and prosperity.
  • It’s no accident there are flowers in this coin design. Chinese culture is all about balance, and the bats in the design have a male (yang) energy, which is counterbalanced by the feminine (yin) energy of the flowers. The result? Harmony!
  • Many symbols in Chinese culture are the result of homophones (puns) where two words have the same pronunciation and are therefore given the same meaning. The number 8 is a strategic choice for this coin’s mintage because it is pronounced bā which is similar to fā (rich), and is therefore believed to bring wealth and prosperity!
  • Coins with square holes appeared in China around 500 BC as a means to string coins on a cord to form the main purchasing unit in use at the time (usually 1,000 coins). In a culture rich in art and symbolism, the coin’s round shape was soon interpreted to symbolize heaven, while the square hole represented land.

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.165914
  • Mintage6,888
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 20.86
  • Diameter (mm) 36
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value8 dollars
  • ArtistSimon Ng (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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