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MAPLE OF PROSPERITY Hologram Chinese Community Silver Coin 15$ Canada 2015


Along with good luck and longevity, prosperity is considered one of life’s great blessings in Chinese culture. In its ongoing series that celebrates the cultural traditions of Canada’s Chinese communities, the Canadian Mint presents this beautifully intricate silver coin featuring a maple hologram, and confers upon its owner a sincere wish for prosperity and success. Mintage 8888 pcs worldwide.

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Maple of Prosperity - Overseas Chinese
This fine silver coin is the seventh in the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular series of Asian-inspired coins that bear a hologram of a maple leaf in a celebration of the traditional culture of Canada’s Chinese community. Crafted in 99.99% pure silver and rendered with finely detailed engraving, this coin’s design by artist Albert Ng, a recipient of the Order of Ontario, is further enhanced by the use of multiple finishes. Mintage has been limited to 8,888 coins worldwide –symbolic in itself since the number “8” is considered the luckiest of numbers in Chinese tradition. Makes a stunning addition to any Asian-inspired collection, and is a meaningful gift that conveys a sincere wish for success to its recipient.

Overseas Chinese are people of Chinese birth or descent who live outside the People's Republic of China and Republic of China (Taiwan). People of partial Chinese ancestry living outside the Greater China Area may also consider themselves overseas Chinese. Overseas Chinese can be of the Han Chinese ethnic majority, or from any of the other ethnic groups in China.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2015
  • Face Value15 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.39
  • Diameter (mm)38
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)8.888
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

This is the seventh coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Asian-inspired coins, bearing a hologram of a maple leaf. The reverse design by Canadian artist Albert Ng is a popular arrangement of elements that convey a blessing for prosperity. Fish have long represented “abundance/surplus” due to the similarity in the pronunciation of their Chinese characters. Carp is a particularly auspicious symbol as well, both for its reputation as a prolific producer of eggs as well as its symbol’s similar pronunciation to the characters for “profit” and “power.” In a lucky grouping of three, the carp are seen jumping out of the water (in itself symbolic of continuous abundance), which is represented by a repetitive pattern of rippling water that frames the reverse image. This thoughtful, intricate design represents “gaining profits in succession”.