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2022 Canada $100 Lunar Year of the Tiger 1/2oz. Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)

2022 Canada $100 Lunar Year of the Tiger 1/2oz. Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)
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2022 Canada $100 Lunar Year of the Tiger 1/2oz. Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)

The Year of the Tiger (2022) marks the beginning of the new 12-year series of coins from the Royal Canadian Mint based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Each zodiac animal gets a chance to shine on these precious keepsakes, which are issued annually to commemorate the start of a new lunar year.

Like the king of the mountain depicted on this coin, people born in the year of the Tiger are strong-willed, confident and courageous. Tigers are known to pounce on their work because they like to get things done, and this often leads to success. They are natural leaders with a penchant for adventure, and they are determined to overcome any challenge that they encounter on the path to greater heights. Inspired by traditional Chinese brush paintings, Canadian artist Aries Cheung offers a modern take on the classic image of the Tiger ascending the mountain. The auspicious clouds and distant mountain tops suggest the Tiger is standing at the top of the world, where it has struck a pose that emphasizes its power, confidence and authority. In the distance, pine trees are symbols of resilience and longevity. The Tiger is marked by auspicious wind-wheel motifs that hint at its divine power, while also representing good fortune rolling in and a forward momentum. Along with the Chinese character for "Tiger," the reverse includes the year "2022", the word "CANADA" and the face value, "100 DOLLARS". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

To mark the Year of the Tiger, the reverse design by Canadian artist Lily Kao features a stylized depiction of a cloth tiger, a popular form of Chinese folk art that carries a wish for prosperity. This Tiger is a symbol of courage and power, and it is also intended to ward off evil. Its big eyes, grinning mouth and prominent head give it an air of innocence and playfulness, while the markings on its forehead form the Chinese character for "King". The reverse also includes the Chinese character for "Tiger", the word "CANADA", the year "2022" and the face value, "15 DOLLARS". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 201185
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Mintage: 1,888
Weight*: 15.43 g
Diameter: 29 mm
Face Value: $100
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Aries Chung

Special Features:
• The Royal Canadian Mint's 18-karat gold Lunar series ended with the Year of the Ox (2021). This coin marks the start of a new annual series honouring all 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac in pure gold!
• The Royal Canadian Mint's previous 18-karat gold offering has been upgraded to a half ounce of 99.99% pure gold — a first for the Lunar collection!
• This is a prestigious addition to any lunar or gold-themed collection. It's also the perfect gift for a friend or loved one born in the Year of the Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010, or anyone born between February 1, 2022 and January 21, 2023.
• The 2022 $100 Year of the Tiger Pure Gold coin is encapsulated and elegantly presented in a red lacquered wood case with a red outer box, evoking the Chinese New Year custom of gifting "lucky money" in a red envelope.
• Exclusive Mintage! A highly collectible coin, only 1,888 have been minted and are available to collectors worldwide.

Packaging:
The coin comes encapsulated in a red lacquered wood case with custom red outer beauty box.

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