With a slew of lunar-themed products available in the precious metals market in the 21st century, mints and refineries need to find a way to stand out in the crowd. In the face of rising demand for Chinese cultural pieces, the Royal Canadian Mint responded with the Five Blessings coins in 2014. The 2014 1 oz Gold Canadian Five Blessings coin is now available in BU condition on Silver.com.
- There were only 350 of these coins struck originally!
- Ships in a protective plastic capsule to ensure the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of $50 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Includes the Five Blessings design.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
While most individuals in modern society associate coins with either payment for goods and services or collection/investment options, ancient societies viewed coins, medallions, and tokens as a carrier of symbols of good fortune.
These Five Blessings coins from the Royal Canadian Mint bear images of animals that carry significance in Chinese culture, especially as it applies to good fortune and success. The bat, deer, crane, and two magpies are used in the design to impart good luck unto the receiver.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the five animals referenced above in a half-moon arrangement down the left-hand side of the design field. These animals represent happiness, career success, long life, joy, and good fortune. A Chinese symbol on the right-hand side of the field represents good fortune in general.
The obverse bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created by Susanna Blunt, this has been the standard design used on the obverse of Canadian currency and bullion coins since 2003.
Each coin available here today has a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. This indicates a coin with no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 to process gold, silver, and other precious metals found in the Yukon Territories at the end of the 19th century. Today, with facilities in Ottawa and Winnipeg, the RCM is one of the world’s leading producers of precious metal coins and bars.
We encourage all Silver.com shoppers to ask questions when they arise. You can contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat feature, or via our email address. For more series from the Royal Canadian Mint make sure you look over our entire collection of Gold Canadian Coins.