2015 is the Year of the Sheep on the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, and the Royal Canadian Mint is paying homage with this brilliant 2015 1 oz Silver Canadian Year of the Sheep Proof Coin. The coin features a unique design not used on other Year of the Sheep coins minted by the RCM. The only similarity between this proof coin and other Year of the Sheep silver bullion products is the image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side of the coin.
- Limited mintage of just 18,888 coins in total from the Royal Canadian Mint!
- Part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Lunar Series.
- Ships in a themed presentation box from the RCM.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $15 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Designed by Canadian artists Aries Cheung.
- Honors the Year of the Sheep in 2015.
- Features a matte finish on the sheep, over a mirrored background.
- Issued in proof version.
This 2015 1 oz Silver Canadian Year of the Sheep Proof gets its inspiration from the noble big horn sheep, a native of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. In Chinese culture, the sheep is seen as an embodiment of wealth, warmth, and loveliness. It is said that people born under the symbol of the sheep are good natured by birth and rarely speak their mind. When they do speak up, they defend themselves with veracity. Those born in 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, and 2003 are born under the symbol of the sheep and represented by the characteristics of the animal.
On the obverse side of the coin is the image of a big horn sheep ascending a small hillside. In the background, the sun is seen peeking out from behind a rock-face. Engravings on this side include “Canada 2015” along the top, and the face value of the coin along the bottom. To the left of the sheep is the Chinese symbol for sheep.
On the reverse side of the coin is Susanna Blunt’s right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait used on this coin was last updated in 2003 to reflect the Queen’s age at that point in her reign. Her image is surrounded by the engravings “Elizabeth II” and “D.G. Regina.”
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