When it comes to truly distinctive coin design, few products can match the creativity of the 2015 $15 Silver Year of the Sheep Lotus coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. Rather than the traditional round shape, this coin is struck with a distinctive shape that mimics that of a lotus flower. On the face of the coin is a sheep, paying homage to the Year of the Sheep in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. Each coin weighs 26.7 grams and contains .999 pure silver with a proof finish.
The 2015 $15 Silver Year of the Sheep Lotus Coin is part of the Lunar Lotus Series from the Royal Canadian Mint. This year’s coin is the 6th coin in the series of 12 coins that the mint will produce in the coming years. The obverse side of the coin features the traditional Canadian currency image of Queen Elizabeth II. On the obverse side is the image of the sheep.
In the Chinese Zodiac, the sheep embodies warmth, wealth, and loveliness. Good things come to sheep naturally due it its good nature, but push too hard against it and the animal reacts fiercely. Those born under the Year of the Sheep include anyone born in 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2203, and in the coming 2015 calendar year.
The obverse side of the coin features a matte-finished image of a big-horn sheep. The mirror background of the coin is simple in design, featuring only tree branches above its head and the Chinese character “yang,” meaning sheep or goat. The reverse side of the coin includes Susanna Blunt’s right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her image is flanked on either side by the engravings “Elizabeth II” and “D.G. Regina.”
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