The theme, based on Chinese astrology, is a very popular one in Asia and is rapidly gaining popularity in the West. This series which began in 2000 and continues for the upcoming years, features one coin per year to be launched to coincide with the date of each Chinese New Year. The Year of the Sheep is the 4th coin in a 12-coin series highlighting the 12 signs of the Chinese lunar calendar. Previously issued: Dragon (2000) Snake (2001), Horse (2002).
Face value : $150
Mintage : 6,888
Composition : 75% gold, 25% silver
Weight (g) : 13.61
Diameter (mm) : 28
Thickness (mm) : 1.81
•18-karat gold coin.
•Authorized by the Government of Canada