Maple of Strength
In Chinese culture, the horse is a token figure of strength.
It is the seventh sign in the Chinese zodiac and a significant status symbol, often portrayed in figurines found buried with important figures in Chinese history. The character symbol for strength is "li". It seems that the horse has a natural association with this symbol, because its shape bears a likeness to a plough and plough share used as farming implement. The overall decorative design exemplifies some of the ornate art found in many typical Chinese pottery, embroideries, and sculptures.
The reverse design depicts the horse with a symbolic “hologram” with a shimmering maple leaf.
Item number: 110932 UPC: 6-23932-02748-0 Face Value: 8 dollars Mintage: 8,888 Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper Weight (g): 25.3 Diameter (mm): 36.07 Edge: Serrated Finish: Proof Certificate: Serialized Artist: Simon Ng
Advertising Date: July 6, 2010
Launch Date: July 21, 2010
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.