Shaped like a door adorned with. Decorations for the Chinese New Year, your coin recreates the eye-catching banners that are a beautiful invitation for luck and fortune to enter. As in real life, the auspicious red colour magnifies the meaning of the gold-coloured characters and colourful images that signify good wishes, auspiciousness and good luck. A special blessing to confer upon a recipient for the year. Your coin invites luck and fortune for the Chinese New Yearyours to keep or give! Introducing our first rectangular-shaped coin celebrating Chinese-Canadian culture! A WISH FOR A BANNER YEAR! Your coin is shaped like a door adorned with red banners that are a cherished tradition for Chinese New Year! Each design element holds special significancefrom the calligraphic symbols to the auspicious 8-dollar face value! Another auspicious element, the rich red colour easily catches the eye, while translucent colour mimics the traditional gold foil of the calligraphic symbols. HONOURING OUR CHINESE-CANADIAN COMMUNITIES! Your visually stunning coin is a proud cultural celebration of Canadas Chinese communities. MINTAGE LIMITED TO 5,888! Limited to just 5,888 coins worldwide, your collectible con is sure to be cherished for its artistic appeal and rich symbolism. Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver. Your coin is GST/HST exempt. Like a door adorned with traditional. Paper decorations, your coins design by Canadian artist Aries Cheung offers a festive greeting and a wish for luck and fortune throughout the year. Banners and the diamond-shaped. At the centre are brought to life by a deep red colour application and the use of translucent colour, which mimics the look of traditional gold foil. Together, these rich colours magnify the symbolic meaning of the calligraphic characters for good wishes (right), auspiciousness (left) and good luck or fortune (centre). This powerful blessing is further enhanced by various symbolic images, including a jade ru yi (right); an auspicious tangerine (left); and a repeating motif of a stylized bat or fú, which is homophonous with the word it surrounds. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. While the colour gold symbolizes wealth, red represents virtue, sincerity, joy and honesty. The diamond-shaped banner depicted on the reverse bears the Chinese character Fu, meaning good fortune. This is often inverted to signify fortune pouring out or arriving, since the character for upside down is a homonym for to arrive. Shaped like the sun, oranges are regarded as auspicious symbols that are associated with happiness and abundance, while pomelos, kumqats, plums and grapes are symbolic of fortune and prosperity. Certain flowers also hold special meaning during the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival. Among them: orchids symbolize fertility and abundance; peach blossoms mean prosperity and romance; plum blossoms represent perseverance and courage; and the delicate narcissus brings good fortune. Cut flowers are generally avoided as they may symbolize the severing of luck, whereas live plants are a refreshing symbol of spring renewal! Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. 49.80 mm x 28.60 mm. Aries Cheung (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. The item “2018 Chinese Blessings 1.5 OZ $8 Pure Silver Proof Coin Canada” is in sale since Monday, February 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Grade: Ungraded
- Certification: Uncertified