Item ID:372246392517
Seller ID: powercoin_italy
Listing Type: Fixed Price Item
List Date: 03/12/2018
End Date: 05/12/2020
Category: Commemorative
Location: Roma
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Chinese blessings fai chun shou silver coin 8$ canada 2018

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Specifications Country: Canada Year: 2018 Face value: 8 Dollars Metal: Silver 999/1000 Weight (g): 31.39 Size (mm): 29 x 50 Quality: Proof Mintage (pcs): 5.888 Certificate COA: Yes Box: Yes CHINESE BLESSINGS Fai Chun Shou Silver Coin 8$ Canada 2018 {FREE_SHIPPING} Description & Design This beautiful Silver coin is a proud cultural celebration of Canada’s Chinese communities. A beautiful expression of one’s hopes for the year ahead. The coin has a wonderful shape, has a beautiful coloration, has a great design, has a Proof quality and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of 5.888 pieces worldwide. The reverse of the coin designed by Canadian artist Aries Cheung offers a festive greeting and a wish for luck and fortune throughout the year, like a door adorned with traditional Fai Chun paper decorations. Two vertical Chiuntao banners and the diamond-shaped Doufang at the centre are brought to life by a deep red colour application and the use of translucent colour, which mimics the look of traditional gold foil. On the left of the reverse, the inscription: “吉祥” – auspiciousness in Chinese characters. On the center, the inscription: “福” – Good luck in Chinese characters. On the right, the inscription: “如意” – good wishes in Chinese characters. On the top, the inscriptions: “2018” – the year of issue and “CANADA” – the issuing country. On the bottom, the inscription: “8 DOLLARS” – the face value. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “D · G · REGINA” – Dei Gratia Regina. Background & History Wu Fu Wu fu is known as Five Blessings or Five Luck traditionally in Chinese. The word “Bat” in Chinese sounds identical to the word for luck, which is a pair of homophones implied linguistic symbolism. Due to the similarity in pronunciation in Chinese spoken language, the symbolic meaning of “Bat” is commonly recognized as good fortune in Chinese culture. The number five is regarded as an auspicious number in Chinese traditions and closely associated with the Five Elements, which are essential for a good life as well as the basic organisational principle in Chinese thought. As a result, the number five appears ubiquitously as in the Five Blessings. According to Chinese culture, when five bats grouped together, an auspicious meaning “Five good fortunes” is created. {IMAGES}

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Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
Year: 2018