The 2015 Silver Canadian Year of the Sheep colored coins will make anyone stop and take notice because of the addition of brilliant colors to this Lunar Series coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. Each coin has additionally been struck with a proof finish and contains 23.17 grams of .9999 pure silver.
2015 is the Year of the Sheep in the Chinese Zodiac calendar, and the Royal Canadian Mint is taking notice with its Silver Year of the Sheep Coins with colored images. In the Chinese Zodiac, the sheep is believed to embody wealth, warmth, and loveliness. The animal is revered as a good-natured creature that is romantic, and adores love and attention. Individuals born in 1908, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015 fall under the Year of the Sheep.
The 2015 Silver Canadian Year of the Sheep coin includes an intricately designed reverse side, with the standard obverse imagery as created by Susanna Blunt. On the reverse side, the big horn sheep (a native of Canada’s Rocky Mountains) is seen with brilliant, natural brown coloring. Its massive coiled horns engulf the middle of the image, while an intricate Chinese design borders the outside of the coin.
Engravings on the reverse side include the Chinese symbol of “yang,” the year of minting, face value of the coin, the word “Canada,” and the phrase “Year of the Sheep, Annee du Mouton.” On the reverse side is Blunt’s right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image is surrounded by the traditional engravings of “Elizabeth II” and “D.G. Regina.”
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