2014 LUNAR $15 FINE SILVER - YEAR OF THE HORSE - LOTUS

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  • 2014 LUNAR $15 FINE SILVER - YEAR OF THE HORSE - LOTUS
  • 2014 LUNAR $15 FINE SILVER - YEAR OF THE HORSE - LOTUS
  • 2014 LUNAR $15 FINE SILVER - YEAR OF THE HORSE - LOTUS
  • 2014 LUNAR $15 FINE SILVER - YEAR OF THE HORSE - LOTUS
  • 2014 LUNAR $15 FINE SILVER - YEAR OF THE HORSE - LOTUS
  • 2014 LUNAR $15 FINE SILVER - YEAR OF THE HORSE - LOTUS
$169.95

Description

Theme:
The Mint’s Lunar Scalloped Coin serves up a unique appeal, enhanced by a dynamic, modern design crafted in pure silver. Part of a sought-after series celebrating the unique heritage and ancient culture of Chinese Canadians.
Description:
This $15 coin is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a weight of 26.7 grams and a diameter of 38 millimetres. Three Degrees Creative Group has created a reverse design that captures the essence of the animal. The reverse features a galloping horse and the Chinese symbol for horse.
Special Features:

Special Features:

  •  Part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular Lunar Lotus series featuring coins of the Chinese zodiac; 5th coin in this series of 12 coins.
  •  Crafted in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exceptional 99.99% pure silver with a beautiful proof finish; the coin features a matte horse design over a mirror background.
  •  Each coin comes in an attractive Asian-inspired case—a perfect gift for those born in 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014.

Clamshell Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and housed in a silver satin-like covered case with special red sleeve.
Finished Size: 88 mm x 88 mm

Product Specifications:
Item Number: 109607 (single)
109595 (die-cut)
UPC: 6-23932-02520-2 (single)
6-23932-02508-0 (die-cut)
Face Value: 15 dollars
Mintage: 28,888
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 26.7
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Plain
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized
Artist: Three Degrees Creative

Advertising Date: August 6, 2013
Launch Date: August 13, 2013


Clamshell Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and housed in a silver satin-like covered case with special red sleeve.
Finished Size: 88 mm x 88 mm


Complete Certificate Text:
Calendar of ancient symbolism—


The Year of the Horse
The Chinese lunar calendar was first introduced by Emperor Huan Ti in 2637 BC; a cycle of twelve years, each named after a different animal. Legends abound how the zodiacs were chosen. Some believe Lord Buddha summoned the animals to bid him farewell when he parted the Earth and rewarded his loyal subjects by naming a year after them—the Year of the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. The character of each animal is believed to influence the events, political and economic conditions of its year; even the personality and temperament of individuals born during its cycle.


The year 2014 is ruled by the Horse. The Horse personality embodies life, liberty and happiness. He’s amazingly agile, physically and mentally; a master problem-solver. After everyone else has given up, the Horse will saunter in with an ingenious and practical solution—and often charge ahead before the rest of the group can catch up. The Horse can be impatient, but he’s also forgiving and kind. His sunny disposition is irresistible. Give him plenty of space to frolic.


The Year of the Horse also ruled 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 and 2002. However, people born in January or February should consult the Chinese lunar calendar. New Year does not automatically fall on January 1st. This celebration is better known as the Spring Festival and coincides with the first day of spring—a date that shifts from year to year depending upon the lunar cycle and solar year.

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