Chinese cultural themes are incredibly popular on silver and gold bullion coins right now. Mints from the South Pacific to Northern Europe are producing lunar-themed coins, and the Royal Canadian Mint produced a unique precious metal offering with its Five Blessings coins in 2014. Right now the 2014 1 oz Canadian Five Blessings Gold Coin is available in BU condition from JM Bullion.
- Extremely low mintage of just 350 coins originally!
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $50 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Features the Five Blessings design.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait on the obverse.
- Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Each of the animals featured in the Five Blessings design on this coin from the Royal Canadian Mint has its own significant meaning, and translation in Chinese culture. Handing this coin to someone sends numerous messages, such as “may your wishes come true” (bat) and “may you have swift/great success” (deer).
The 2014 1 oz Canadian Five Blessings Gold Coins in this product listing from JM Bullion are Brilliant Uncirculated specimens. You’ll find no signs of wear and tear on these coins, though you may notice minor detracting flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the striking process.
On the reverse is the popular Five Blessings image, complete with each of the animals that impart blessings onto the receiver. These include the bat and deer mentioned earlier, as well as the crane (long life) and two magpies (joy). On the right-hand field of the reverse design is the Chinese symbol for good fortune.
The obverse bears that familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt in 2003, it has featured on all Canadian circulation and commemorative currency since that point in time.
Royal Canadian Mint facilities first opened in 1908 in the federal capital of Ottawa. Following decades of intense demand for its products, the RCM expanded in the 1980s to include a secondary facility in the city of Winnipeg.
Please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion associates if you have any questions. You can reach our associates on the phone at 800-276-6508, chat with us online using our hosted live chat service, or reach out to us via our email address. You may also want to check out our full selection of Canadian Gold Coins for more designs.