The year 2015 is ruled by the Sheep. The creative Sheep personality embodies wealth, warmth and loveliness. Good things seem to come to the Sheep naturally because of its irresistibly good nature. The Sheep rarely speaks its mind. It will go with the flow and only object when things aren’t going its way.
Item Number: 130569
Composition: 99.99 % pure silver
Weight (g)*: 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Face Value: $5
Artist: Simon Ng
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
Finished size: 67 mm x 67 mm
- This Year of the Sheep coin is a new addition to the Mint’s popular Chinese Lunar series – the 1st in a series of 12.
- This $5 coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver and features beautiful colouring that adds another dimension to the finely detailed engraving.
- A celebration of Chinese Canadian culture!
- Makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift for those born in the Year of the Sheep, and a beautiful addition to any Chinese zodiac-themed collection.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Simon Ng features an artistic rendering of a Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis) – a native of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The use of colour showcases the sheep’s beautiful brown colouring. Nestled within the curl of the sheep’s distinctive spiral horn, the Chinese character yang (meaning “sheep” or “goat”) denotes the Year of the Sheep.