2000 Canadian $15 Chinese Lunar Calendar: Year of the Dragon Sterling Silver & Gold-plated Cameo Coin

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2000 Canadian $15 Chinese Lunar Calendar: Year of the Dragon Sterling Silver & Gold-plated Cameo Coin

Catalog #: RCM2000-15LYD

$88.88

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2000 Canadian $15 Chinese Lunar Calendar: Year of the Dragon Sterling Silver & Gold-plated Cameo Coin

Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar – rather than the solar – cycle. In 1998, the Royal Canadian Mint, inaugurated a remarkable series of coins featuring the animal symbols of Chinese astrology based on the Lunar Calendar. These symbols roughly approximate the signs of the zodiac in western culture, however, denote years instead of months.

Design

All 12 of the Lunar animals – the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Sheep, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog, and the Pig – appear in a circular arrangement around the rim of each coin, with a different animal highlighted each year in a central cameo.

2000 commemorates the Year of the Dragon – the noble animal symbol that represents the Chinese emperors, Dragons are born leaders and masters of ceremonies. The perfect gift for anyone born in a year of the dragon.

Packaging

Each $15 Chinese Lunar Calendar Coin comes encapsulated in a red velvet and gold moire presentation box and includes the Certificate of Authenticity.

Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar – rather than the solar – cycle. In 1998, the Royal Canadian Mint, inaugurated a remarkable series of coins featuring the animal symbols of Chinese astrology based on the Lunar Calendar. These symbols roughly approximate the signs of the zodiac in western culture, however, denote years instead of months.

Design

All 12 of the Lunar animals – the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Sheep, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog, and the Pig – appear in a circular arrangement around the rim of each coin, with a different animal highlighted each year in a central cameo.

1999 commemorates the Year of the Rabbit – one of the most delicate among all 12 animals. Rabbits are usually kind, sweet and of course, popular people. The perfect gift for anyone born in a year of the rabbit.

Packaging

Each $15 Chinese Lunar Calendar Coin comes encapsulated in a red velvet and gold moire presentation box and includes the Certificate of Authenticity.

Specifications

Mintage: 88,634
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper, 24-karat gold cameo
Finish: Proof
Weight: 34 g
Diameter: 40 mm
Certificate: Included
Face value: 15 dollars