Every society around the world has their own symbolism for luck, good fortune, and other blessings. For example, the four-leaf clover is rumored to represent good luck in Irish culture. For the Chinese culture, there are five popular symbols that impart good blessings to the bearer. Those images can be found on the 2014 1 oz Canadian Five Blessings Silver Coin, available now as a Brilliant Uncirculated coin.
- Just 8,500 coins were struck in this weight!
- Mint by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Feature the Five Blessings design on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Each of the 2014 1 oz Canadian Five Blessings Silver coins in this product listing earned a grade of Brilliant Uncirculated. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
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 is expresses to the recipient a desire for them to enjoy future happiness.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the image of five animals, each one indicative of a different blessing. The bat, deer, crane, and two magpies symbolize, in order, happiness, success in your career, long life, and joy. Engravings of the coins metal content, purity, and weight slice through the center of the design in a crescent shape.
The obverse face of the coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from Susanna Blunt. This 2003 design is featured on all Canadian currency, and is surrounded on this coin by engravings of Her Majesty’s name, the face value of the coin, and its year of issue.
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