There are probably many individuals looking for a little extra luck and fortune in their lives. Whether it’s general happiness or success in your career, there are Chinese characters representing the five main blessings of life on a new silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. Today, the 2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Five Blessings Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you individually sealed in plastic, in sealed sheets of 10 coins, or in a strapped Monster Box of 200 coins.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Feature the Five Blessings design on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
What are the Five Blessings found on this coin? Well, you’ll find a total of five different animals signifying different blessings of life. The bat symbolizes the blessing of happiness, while the deer represents success in your professional endeavors. The presence of the crane indicates a long life, and the two magpies in the design represent joy.
All 2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Five Blessings Coins in this product listing are in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks as a result of striking the blanks during production.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the image of all five animals discussed above. In Chinese culture, it is common for individuals to pass blessings along to one another in the form of coins, medals, tokens, or other methods of well wishing. In giving a coin with the Five Blessings design to another, one expresses to the recipient a desire for them to enjoy future happiness. Engravings of the coins metal content, purity, and weight slice through the center of the design in a crescent shape.
The obverse side of each of the 2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Five Blessings Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is on the obverse of all Canadian coinage and has been since 1952 when she ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom. This particular depiction was created in 2003 by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Canada. Originally founded in Ottawa in 1908, it operated that one facility alone until the 1980s when a second one opened in Winnipeg to help boost production capacity.
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