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Characters from the Chinese Lunar Calendar are so popular that they are increasingly appearing on sovereign coins around the globe. One of the latest mints to follow this trend is the Royal Canadian Mint. Right now, the Year of the Goat is celebrated on the 2015 1 oz Sheep Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin, available through Silver.com.
- Mintage of only 50,000 coins, even fewer in this condition!
- Consists of one ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Graded PF 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Bears a Year of the Goat sheep privy on the reverse.
- Available in an NGC plastic slab for protection.
Canada’s Silver Maple Leaf coins were first introduced in 1988, nearly a decade after its gold counterpart. In recent years, the RCM has tinkered with the iconic image on its silver sovereign coin by adding privy marks to celebrate the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Since 2015 is the Year of the Goat, a small sheep privy was added to the reverse side in honor of the occasion.
On the reverse side of each coin is the traditional image of the sugar maple leaf, featured on Canadian Maple Leaf coins in the same relief since 1979. Along with the engravings of “Canada,” the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity, is a small sheep below the maple leaf.
The obverse side still bears the unaltered image of Queen Elizabeth II. Last updated in 2003 by artist Susanna Blunt, this depiction features the Queen of England in a right-profile portrait. The coin’s year of minting and face value are included on this side.
Canada’s Royal Canadian Mint is perhaps the finest sovereign mint in the world. It has produced gold bars to finance Britain’s World War I debt, gold medals for the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, and even struck the world’s first $1 million coin.
Please direct all questions about these coins to a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223, or connect with us online through our live chat and email services. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to visit our Canadian Silver Coins page.