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MAPLE OF HAPPINESS Hologram Silver Coin 15$ Canada 2011


The shine of fine silver provides the perfect canvas to showcase the beautiful colours that shimmer from this coin’s hologram. The coin’s design is a touching tribute to China’s vibrant customs that enrich the culture of cities and towns across Canada.

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Happiness soars with ancient Chinese symbols.
The magpie on this coin is one of China’s most common and powerful symbols of happiness. Its name (xi que) translates directly to “the bird of happiness”. In fact, the decorations at Chinese weddings will often feature two magpies to wish “double happiness” for the bride and groom.
The lotus flower that creates the background on this coin is another visual and auditory symbol for happiness. Its name (lian) sounds identical to the word “continuous”. Combining the magpie with lotus flowers is a poignant way to express a wish for prolonged happiness, luck and success.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2011
  • 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
The coin reverse depics China’s “Bird of Happiness,” a magpie, flying above a tapestry of lotus flowers with a selective hologram of a maple leaf at its centre. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.